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Olympic Radio Ltd. Sydney, NSW

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Name: Olympic Radio Ltd. Sydney, NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: olympicaus
Products: Model types
Summary:

Olympic Radio Ltd.
101 William Street, Sydney,  NSW.

Manufactured “All-Wave” (Broadcast and short Wave) radios under the "Olympic" brand from 1933 till 1937.

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

Clifford Black, with seven years’ experience in the USA with Western Electric Co. and Radio Corporation started Olympic radio Ltd. in Sydney in September 1933. [1]

 He advertised the Olympic 7, available from David Jones department stores in the September 19, 1933 issue of the Wireless Weekly.[2]

Olympic Radio Ltd. was registered on May 23, 1934.[3]

The company only  manufactured Broadcast and Short Wave receivers only and in July 1935 advertised a 14 valve, High Fidelity, radio Gramophone for £175.[4]

The company was liquidated in May 1937.[5]

[1] Radio Trade Annual 1934, Page 275.
[2] Wireless weekly Sep 29, 1933, Page 6.
[3] The Sun (NSW) May 25, 1934, Page 14.
[4] Wireless weekly Jul 19, 1935, Page 7.
[5] Government Gazette (NSW) May 7, 1937, Page 1899.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  34 Olympic 8 [Battery Operated]    
AUS  34 Olympic 9    
AUS  35 Olympic 6 [Battery Operated]    
AUS  34/35 Olympic 8    
AUS  35 Olympic 6    
AUS  35 Olympic 5    
AUS  35 Olympic 12, Radio Gramophone    
AUS  34/35 Olympic 7    
AUS  33/34 Olympic 7 AW7 57  This radio tunes 16 to 36 metres, 36 to 85 metres and the broadcast band. It uses double ... 

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

[1] Radio Trade Annual 1934, Page 275.tbn_aus_olympicaus_1_radio_trade_annual_1934_page_275.jpg
[2] 1933 Advert. Wireless weekly Sep 29, 1933, Page 6.tbn_aus_olympicaus_2_wireless_weekly_sep_29_1933_page_6.jpg
[3] Company registered. The Sun (NSW) May 25, 1934 Page 14tbn_aus_olympicaus_3_the_sun_nsw_may_25_1934_page_14.jpg
[4] Wireless weekly Jul 19, 1935, Page 7.tbn_aus_olympicaus_4_wireless_weekly_jul_19_1935_page_7.jpg
[5] Government Gazette (NSW) May 7, 1937, Page 1899tbn_aus_olympicaus_5_government_gazette_nsw_may_7_1937_page_1899.jpg
Brand Logotbn_aus_olympicaus_logo.jpg
Advertisement from the "Sydney Morning herald", (NSW), February 22, 1934 Page 3tbn_aus_olympic_ad_1934.jpg
Radio Trade Annual 1934 page 187.tbn_aus_olympicaus_radio_trade_annual_1934_page_187.jpg
1935 Models. Wireless weekly Apr 12, 1935, Page 55tbn_aus_olympicaus_wireless_weekly_apr_12_1935_page_55.jpg
David Jones Olympic Radio display. Wireless Weekly Exhibition Supplement Apr 5, 1935 Page 11.tbn_aus_olympicaus_wireless_weekly_exhibition_supplement_apr_5_1935_p11.jpg
Clifford Black states Olympic Radio produced the first all wave superheterodyne radio in Australia. Wireless weekly Aug 19, 1934, page 24tbn_aus_olympicaus_wireless_weekly_aug_19_1934_page_24.jpg

  
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