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Gossards Pty Ltd. (Operatic); Melbourne

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Name: Gossards Pty Ltd. (Operatic); Melbourne    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: gossards
Products: Model types

Gossards Pty. Ltd.
136 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria.
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria.


Gossard's Pty. Ltd. manufactured radios with the "Operatic" brand. [4]
They are not to be confused with Bland Radio Ltd. of Adelaide which used the same brand.

Founded: 1927
Production: 1927 - 1935

Initially located at 136 Bridge Street, Richmond,[1] and in 1934 they opened a showroom and repair centre at 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.[2]

According to an advert in 1932 the company had been manufacturing radios since 1927.[3]

[1] Radio Trade Annual, 1933, Page 244.
[2] The Argus (Vic.) May 9, 1935, Page 4.
[3] The Herald (Vic.) Oct 12, 1932, Page 18.
[4] Radio Trade Annual 1935, page 22. 


This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  32 7-Valve Superheterodyne   Advertised £22/10/- in October 1932. 
AUS  35 Operatic [4-Valve]   Battery consol radio advertised for £19/19/- in 1935. 


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

[2] The Argus (Vic.) May 9, 1935, Page 4.tbn_aus_gossards_2_the_argus_vic._may_9_1935_page_4.jpg
[3] This advert states they have been in business 5 years. The Herald (Vic.) Oct 12, 1932, Page 18.tbn_aus_gossards_3_the_herald_vic._oct_12_1932_page_18.jpg
[4] Gossard's manufactured radios with the "Operatic" brand. Radio Trade Annual, 1935, page 22.tbn_aus_gossards_rta_1935_p22.jpg


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