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Palmavox (Brand), F.J. Palmer & Son Ltd.; Sydney NSW

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Name: Palmavox (Brand), F.J. Palmer & Son Ltd.; Sydney NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: palmavox
Products: Model types
Summary:

F.J. Palmer & Son Ltd.
Corner Park and Pitt Streets, Sydney NSW.
390 George Street, Sydney NSW.

Brand: Palmavox

F.J. Palmer & Son Ltd., menswear specialists also sold radios with the "Palmavox" brand from the 1932 till the late 1950’s.

The radios were manufactured by Australian radio companies and badged Palmavox.

Founded: 1880
Closed: 1967
Production: 1932 - 1955
History:

F.J. Palmer started as men's outfitters and hatters in Redfern in 1880. In the early 1900’s they opened two stores in Pitt and George Streets, Sydney.

F.J. Palmer & Son Ltd. was registered on Aug 28, 1918.[1]

In May 1932, they staged a free radio show of Australian manufactured Radio receivers, speakers, valves and electric clocks in the newly opened radio department on the ground floor of the Park Street premises.[2] They also announced the Palamavox Arrow 4 receiver.

In the early 1950’s the company additional opened stores in Wagga Wagga and Maitland NSW.

Buckingham Holdings merged with the company in March 1967 to form the Buckingham’s-F.J. Palmer retail chain.[3]

[1] Duns Gazette, Sep 9, 1918, Page 193.
[2] The Sun (NSW) May 29, 1932, Page 39.
[3] The Canberra Times (ACT) Mar 10, 1967, Page 15.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  33 Palmavox 5    
AUS  34 Palmavox 4 AK1_US-7pin   
AUS  33 Palmer Don. Bradman Superhet   Don. Bradman was a well known Australian cricket player. 
AUS  49–52 Palmavox 724 44545 6N8  Titan made this Palmavox radio for Palmers department store (F.J. Palmers & Sons, Sydn... 
AUS  32 The Arrow 5 Palmavox 35   
AUS  53 Palmavox Royal [Radiogram]    
AUS  33 Palmavox Tweeny    
AUS  32 The Arrow 4 Palmavox    
AUS  49–52 Palmavox 724 [With 6N8 valve] 6N8  Titan made this Palmavox radio for Palmers department store (F.J. Palmers & Sons, Sydn... 
AUS  35 Midget Dual Wave    

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

[1] F.J. Palmer & Son Ltd. was registered on Aug 28, 1918. Duns Gazette, Sep 9, 1918, Page 193. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmavox_1_duns_gazette_sep_9_1918_page_193.jpg
[2] Radio Department opening May 1932. The Sun (NSW) May 29, 1932, Page 39. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmers_2_the_sun_nsw_may_29_1932_page_39.jpg
[3] Buckingham Holdings merger March 1967. The Canberra Times (ACT) Mar 10, 1967, Page 15. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmers_3_the_canberra_times_act_mar_10_page_15.jpg
Palmer's 1932 Models. The Labor Daily (NSW) Sep 23, 1932 Page 5tbn_aus_palmavox_the_labor_daily_nsw_sep_23_1932_page_5.jpg
“Australian Women's Weekly”, July 15, 1933, Page 37. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmers_palmavox_5.jpg
Palmer's 1934 Models. The Labor Daily (NSW) Dec 14, 1934, Page 9. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmavox_the_labor_daily_nsw_dec_14_1934_page_9.jpg
Palmers 1938 models. The Sun (NSW) Mar 17, 1938, Page 20. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmers_the_sun_nsw_mar_17_1938_page_20.jpg
Stores in Wagga Wagga & Maitland Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW) Dec 3, 1953, Page 6. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_palmers_daily_advertiser_wagga_wagga_nsw_dec_3_1953_page_6.jpg
An example of a Palmavox Dial.tbn_aus_palmavox_delux_dial.jpg

  
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