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NST (New System Telephones) Pty Ltd,; (Hollingsworth) Melbourne

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Name: NST (New System Telephones) Pty Ltd,; (Hollingsworth) Melbourne    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: nst
Products: Model types
Summary:

New System Telephones Pty. Ltd.

New South Wales -Sydney

1920 – 1936: 280 Castlereagh Street.

Victoria - Melbourne

1923 – 1927: 25-27 Queens’ Bridge Street.

1920 – 1927: 54 Market Street.

1927 – 1928: 181-183 King Street.

 

South Australia - Adelaide

1925 – 1930: Hayward building, Charles street.

1930 – 1931: 22 Pulteney Street.

1931 – 1936: 155 Rundle Street.

Incorporated in Sydney on the 10 November 1920 and was associated with Telephone Rentals Ltd. and Telephone Manufacturing Company Ltd. of London. They established branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

New System Telephones Pty Ltd manufactured radios under New System T.M.C. and Hollingsworth brands. They also imported, manufactured and installed telephone equipment.

 The company started selling and installing British made telephone equipment in Sydney and Melbourne from 1920. By June 1923 they had more than 170,000 telephone users.

Founded: 1920
Production: 1923 - 1936
History:

They manufactured and sold radios from 1923. They named their first production radios New System T.M.C.  with the “T.M.C” meaning “TrueMusicC”. From 1932 they marketed the Hollingsworth brand.

On 30 November, 1934 the company merged with Electricity Meter Manufacturing Co. Ltd (EMMCO) and the name was changed to Electricity Meter and Allied Industries Limited, (EMAIL) but the radios manufactured were still branded T.M.C.  and later, Hollingsworth.

The company supplied the radio equipment for Charles Kingsford- Smith’s trans-Atlantic flight in his aircraft the “Southern Cross” in 1929.

The short wave receiver fitted for the trans-Pacific flight of the "Southern Cross" in 1928 was an American-made Heintz and Kaufman unit. This was replaced in 1929 by a locally made unit by James Manufacturing Company, in conjunction with New Systems Telephones, Burgess Batteries, and Osram valves.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  28 Newdyne 5   Advertised for AUS £37/10/- in 1928. 
AUS  29 Monophase 6   Advertised for AUS £49/10/- in July 1929. 
AUS  29 Electric 6    
AUS  28–30 Duophase 6   Advertised for AUS £47/10/- in 1930. 
AUS  23 True MusiC Loud Speaker   This Loudspeaker was rebranded TMC and possibly imported from England. Advertised ... 
AUS  23 New System T.M.C. [3 Valve]   This is a "sealed Set" to comply with the Government regulations. After paying a licens... 
AUS  23 De-Lux Headphones   Advertised for AUS £2/- in August 1923. 
AUS  31 New System 67   Newspaper article states this is a 6 valve, all electric radio with push pull audio. 
AUS  27 New System 5   Advertised for  AUS £ 49/10/- in May 1927. 
AUS  31 New System 54   Newspaper article states this is a 3 valve, all electric radiogram with push pull audio. 
AUS  24 New System T.M.C. [4 Valve set No. 4.]   This radio was advertised in the Wireless Institute of Australia (Vic) Souvenir Program, M... 
AUS  32 Hollingsworth 524    

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

1932 advertisement from the "Mackay Daily, Mercury" May 21, 1932.tbn_aus_nst_1932_ad.jpg
Advertisement from the “Sydney Morning Herald” (NSW) August 18, 1932.tbn_aus_nst_ad_1932.jpg
Advertisement from the “Sydney Morning Herald” (NSW) August 31, 1932.tbn_aus_nst_1932_2_ad.jpg
A notice stating all radios manufactured by New System Telephones Pty. Ltd. are approved by the PMG. The Age(VIC) 18 December 1928, page 13.tbn_aus_nst_notice_age_18_12_28p13.jpg
Advert stating New System Wireless provided the radio equipment for Charles Kingsford-Smiths trans-Atlantic flight in the Southern Cross. The Argus(VIC) 28 June 1930, page 23.tbn_aus_nst_kingsford_smith_6_argus_28_6_30p23.jpg
Newspaper notice stating New System Wireless provided the radio equipment for Charles Kingsford-Smiths trans-Atlantic flight in the Southern Cross. The Mirror(WA) 12 July 1930, Page 30.tbn_aus_nst_kingsford_mirror_wa_12_7_30p12.jpg
The company started selling and installing British made telephone equipment in Sydney and Melbourne from 1920. By June 1923 they had more than 170,000 telephone users in both states. From The Sun(NSW) 3 June 1923, page 2.tbn_aus_nst_notice_sun_n_3_6_23p2.jpg
The company started selling and installing British made telephone equipment in Sydney and Melbourne from 1920. From The Sun(NSW) 11 February 1922, page 7.tbn_aus_nst_sun_n_11_2_22p7.jpg
New System Telephones Pty Ltd merged with Electricity Meter Manufacturing Co. Pty Ltd. (EMMCO) as the Electricity Meter & Allied Industries Ltd. on 30 November, 1934 From The Courier-Mail(OLD) 18 September 1936, page 5.tbn_aus_nst_merger_courier_mail_q_28_9_35p5.jpg
The WIA 1924 Exhibition Magazine, page 17.tbn_aus_nst_notice_wia_mag_1924.jpg
New System Radios for sale in February 1929 From The Newcastle Sun(NSW) 21 February 1929, page 14tbn_aus_nst_radio_the_newcastle_sun_n_21_2_29p14.jpg
An advert announcing the evidence of quality of Hollingworth radios manufactured by New System Telephones Pty. Ltd. From the Advertiser (SA), 12 August, 1933, page 12.tbn_aus_nst_holingsworth_advet_sa_17_8_33p12.jpg
NST sold British made crystal sets in April 1923. Australasian Wireless Review #4, April 1923, page 50tbn_aus_nst_xtal_set2_1923.jpg

  
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