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Aristone Radio Pty Ltd.; Melbourne

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Name: Aristone Radio Pty Ltd.; Melbourne    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: aristone
Products: Model types
Summary:

Aristone Radio Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
Factory; 230 Chapel St, Prahran, Vic.
Showroom; 203 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Vic. (1934-1935)

Brand: Aristone

Aristone Radio Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd. manufactured radios under the Aristone brand. The Aristone brand was also used for radios sold by Myer Emporium, but these were manufactured by other companies, including Eclipse.

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1935
Production: 1934 - 1935
History:

Aristone Radio Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd. was registered in August 1933 with Charles Power & William Charles Jorden as first directors. [1]

In September 1933 the company announced in a press release “Production of receivers, transformers, and radio components now is in full operation at the new factory built for the Aristone Radio Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd., at 230 Chapel Street, Prahran.
An expert has described this factory as one of the most up-to-date radio plants in Victoria, and perhaps the most interesting feature of the factory is the special test laboratory, where extensive electrical equipment has been installed to guarantee the quality of tone for which Aristone radio is famous. The personnel of the company is one of the most brilliant in the industry, while long experience and the use of only the highest quality materials ensure an unusually high standard for all Aristone products.” [2]

They advertised through a large dealer network in Victoria and also opened a showroom at 203 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

It is not clear what happened to Aristone Radio but in August 1935 Stratosphere Radio Co. advertised Superhet radios direct from the factory at 230 Chapel Street. These radios were designed by their expert Mr. Jack Missen (Late designer for Aristone radio).[3]

 

[1] Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (NSW) Aug 1, 1933, Page 4.
[2] The Herald (Vic.) Sep 20, 1933,  Page 33.
[3] The Herald (Vic.) Aug 15, 1935, Page 45.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  34 All Wave 10 valve 10VAW 2A7  This model covered 4 bands: 11.5-30.5 metres, 30.5-80 metres, 80-200 metres, 200-550 metres. 

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

[1] Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (NSW) Aug 1, 1933, Page 4. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_aristone_1_daily_commercial_news_and_shipping_list_nsw_aug_1_1933_page_4.jpg
[2] The Herald (Vic.) Sep 20, 1933, Page 33. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_aristone_2_the_herald_vic._sep_20_1933_page_33.jpg
[3] The Herald (Vic.) Aug 15, 1935, Page 45. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australia.tbn_aus_aristone_3_the_herald_vic._aug_15_1935_page_44.jpg
From the “Advocate”,(Vic.), November 22, 1934. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australia.tbn_aus_airistone_ad_1934.jpg
Aristone dealer network in 1934. The Herald (Vic.) May 2, 1934, Page 4. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australia.tbn_aus_aristone_the_herald_vic._may_2_1934_page_4.jpg

  
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