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Colville-Moore Wireless Supplies Ltd.; Sydney

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Name: Colville-Moore Wireless Supplies Ltd.; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: colville
Products: Model types
Summary:

Colville-Moore Wireless Supplies Ltd manufactured radios under the Colmovox brand up until 1929 and Colville-Moore after that. They also specialised in aeronautical radio equipment. The address of the factory is 4 to 10 Rowe Street, Sydney.

Founded: 1921
History:
Colville-Moore Wireless Supplies Ltd was founded by Sydney Victor Colville in 1921. The company designed and built the radio transmitter 2MK Bathurst NSW in 1925 and went on to supply many more broadcast transmitters, mainly in country areas. In 1928 the company built radio equipment for the Siamese Army and the Royal Siamese train.
The factory also produced radio equipment for aircraft, most notably for Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith's plane, the "Southern Cross".
The firm later became the "Colville Wireless Equipment Co. Pty Ltd. It was merged with Pye Industries Ltd in 1961 by which time it specialised in induction heating equipment. Syd Colville died in 1966.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  25 Colmovox Junior   Advertised in Wireless Weekly, 13 August, 1926 as a kit set. Basic kit was Aus£6/5... 
AUS  29 Colmovox AC Three   Advertised in The Sun(NSW), 14 April, 1929 for Aus£29/- complete with speaker and aer... 
AUS  24 Little Giant Colmo Single Valve Set   Advertised in the “Evening News”, (NSW), December  22, 1924. 
AUS  25 Colmovox S.U. 19   Advertised in the  “Country Life & Stock & Station Journal”(NSW), January ... 
AUS  24 Colmo Single Slide Crystal Set   Advertised in the “Evening News”, (NSW), December  22, 1924. 
AUS  30 All Electric Four console 104C    
AUS  30 All Electric Four 104   This model was obtainable with an optional table containing a loud speaker. 
AUS  30 All Electric Three 103   This model was obtainable with an optional table containing a loud speaker. 

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

From the “Country Life & Stock & Station Journal”(NSW), April 3, 1925tbn_aus_colville_moore_ad_1925.jpg
The logo of Colville-Moore Wireless Supplies Ltd. in the 1920's.tbn_aus_colmovox_logo.jpg

  
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