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Telescopic (brand of), Superheterodynes Pty. Ltd. Melbourne, VIC,

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Name: Telescopic (brand of), Superheterodynes Pty. Ltd. Melbourne, VIC,    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: superhet
Products: Model types
Summary:

Superheterodynes Pty. Ltd.
90-98 Chapel Street St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC

Brand: Telescopic

In 1933 the company initially manufactured radios for other wholesalers and after a few months decided to sell direct to the public from their factory in Chapel Street, St Kilda.

They branded their superheterodyne radios “Telescopic”.

The company was liquidated in 1937.

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1937
Production: 1933 - 1937
History:

The company was registered in May 1933 with Directors Alan Burch and Carrie Burch.[1]

The company initially manufactured radios for the wholesale market and by June 1933 decided to sell straight to the public.[2]

In August 1933 they advertised 3, 5, 7 and 9 valve models at lower prices than their competitors.[3]

With the introduction of their 1934 Superheterodyne receivers they introduced the brand “Telescopic” stating, their radios “do to broadcasts, what a telescope does to distant views”, bringing those distant stations into your home. [4]

In May 1934 they advertised they were suppling a 5 valve, superhet radio to the Victorian Police Department for use in the Motor Cycle Patrol.[5][6]

The company advertised an advanced showing of their 1938 models in October and by December 1937 they went into liquidation.[7][8]

1] The Herald (Vic.) May 31, 1933, Page 21.
[2] The Herald (Vic.) Jun 3, 1933, Page 10.
[3] The Herald (Vic.) Aug 26, 1933, Page 12.
[4] The Herald (Vic.) Feb 15, 1934, Page 6.
[5] The Herald (Vic.) May 3, 1934, Page 6.
[6] The Herald (Vic.) May 9, 1935, Page 6.
[7] The Herald (Vic.) Oct 28, 1937, Page 6.
[8] The Herald (Vic.) Dec 13, 1937, Page 22.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  34 Radiogram Console Unk. 6 valve AC 6D6  This model uses a Collaro turntable and a B.T.H. pickup. 
AUS  34 Telescopic All-Wave   Advertised for £22/10/- in July 1935. 
AUS  37 Telescopic Phono Radio   Advertised for £28/10/- in July 1937. 
AUS  37 Telescopic Dual wave   Advertised for £19/19/- in july 1937. 

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Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

[1] the Company was registered in May 1933 The Herald (Vic.) May 31, 1933, Page 21.tbn_aus_superhet_1_the_herald_vic._may_31_1933_page_21.jpg
[2] Selling to the public. The Herald (Vic.) Jun 3, 1933, Page 10.tbn_aus_superhet_2_the_herald_vic._jun_3_1933_page_10.jpg
[3] In August 1933 they advertised 3, 5, 7 and 9 valve models. The Herald (Vic.) Aug 26, 1933, Page 12tbn_aus_superhet_3_the_herald_vic._aug_26_1933_page_12.jpg
[4] Telescopic Brand advertised. The Herald (Vic.) Feb 15, 1934, Page 6.tbn_aus_superhet_4_the_herald_vic._feb_15_1934_page_6.jpg
[5] Radios to the Victorian Police. The Herald (Vic.) May 3, 1934, Page 6.tbn_aus_superhet_5_the_herald_vic._may_3_1934_page_6.jpg
[6] 5 valve, superhet radio to the Victorian Police Department for use in the Motor Cycle Patrol. The Herald (Vic.) May 9, 1935, Page 6.tbn_aus_superhet_6_the_herald_vic._may_9_1935_page_6.jpg
[7] Advance showing of the 1938 models. The Herald (Vic.) Oct 28, 1937, Page 6.tbn_aus_superhet_7_the_herald_vic._oct_28_1937_page_6.jpg
[8] Company liquidated in December 1937. The Herald (Vic.) Dec 13, 1937, Page 22.tbn_aus_superhet_8_the_herald_vic._dec_13_1937_page_22.jpg

  
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