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Zephyr Products Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne Vic.

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Name: Zephyr Products Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne Vic.    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: zephyrprod
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Zephyr Products Pty. Ltd.
118 Wattletree Road, Armadale, Vic. (1953 – 1954)
58 High Street, Glen Iris, Vic. (1954 – 1967)
70 Batesford Road, Chadstone Vic. (1967 - 1983)
421 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin Vic. (1983 -     )

The Company started with the Manufacture of dynamic and crystal microphones and later became importers of microphones and contract manufactures of electronic products.

Founded: 1952
Production: 1952 -
History:

Zephyr Products initially manufactured microphones from 1952 [1] and by 1961 started to import from Europe and the USA.[2]

In 1957 the company manufactured the “Matrix Board” wiring system which was for prototype development and very popular with the electronic hobbyist.[2]

By 1966 they contract manufactured products for the Government and other manufacturers.[4]

They announced in November 1977 that they were sole distributors for Plessey Australia Ltd., in Victoria.[5]

In 1983 they advertised there new address at 421 Warrigal Road and listed many of the products the company distributed.[6]

[1] The Journal of the Sound Recording Institute of Australia 1952, Page 9.
[2] Radio TV & Hobbies Oct 1961, Page 77.
[3] Radio & Hobbies Nov 1957, Page 76.
[4] Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, Feb 10,  1966  Page 648.
[5] Electronics Australia, Nov 1977, page 31.
[6] Electronics Today International, Jan 1983, Page 8.

 

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  66 Public Address Amplifier PA 65 12AX7  Zephyr PA 65 Public Address Amplifier; 65/70 W AF, mic. & pick-up in, 100 V AF out. 
AUS  66 Public Address Amplifier PA 35 12AX7  Zephyr PA 35 Public Address Amplifier; 35/40 W AF, mic. & pick-up in, 100 V AF out. 
AUS  58 95 Series Dynamic   Moving coil type. 50 Ohm Impedance 
AUS  50 GRID40RA   Ribbon type. 
AUS  58 Amplifier 3A 6AU6  10 Watt studio amplifier used by the PMG/Telecom in TV and broadcast transmitter site... 
AUS  58 Microphone 10XA   This is a High Impedance Crystal Microphone with Zephyr 186 Mount 
AUS  64 Microphone 24MA/C   This is a High Impedance Crystal Microphone available in 4 types, Dynamic, Cardioid, Cryst... 
AUS  58 Microphone 65MD   This is a Low Impedance 50 Ohm version and was available in High Impedance with a frequenc... 
AUS  58 Microphone Velocity 30RD   The Zephyr 30RD Velocity is marked High Fidelity as it is a high quality Low Impedance Rib... 
AUS  58 Microphone 5XA   This is a High Impedance Crystal Microphone 
AUS  58 Microphone 80MA   This is a High Impedance Crystal Microphone with Zephyr Stand 
AUS  55 Carbon Microphone 14CS   ZEPHYR 14CS microphone, used by taxi services, small ships, fire networks, etc. High ... 

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

[1] The Journal of the Sound Recording Institute of Australia 1952, Page 9.tbn_aus_zephyrprod_1_the_journal_of_the_sri_of_australia_1952_page_9.jpg
[2] importing Microphones. Radio TV & Hobbies Oct 1961, Page 77.tbn_aus_zephyrprod_2_r_tv_h_oct_1961_page_77.jpg
[3] Manufacturing the Matrix Circuit Boards. Radio & Hobbies Nov 1957, Page 76.tbn_aus_zephyrprod_3_r_h_feb_1958_page_93.jpg
[4] Supplying Circuit modules to DCA. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, Feb 10, 1966 Page 648tbn_aus_zephyrprod_4_commonwealth_of_aust_gazette_feb_10_1966_page_648.jpg
[5] Sole distributors for Plessey Australia Ltd., in Victoria. Electronics Australia, Nov 1977, page 31tbn_aus_zephyrprod_5_ea_nov_77_page_31.jpg
[6] Products the company was distributing in 1983. Electronics Today International, Jan 1983, Page 8.tbn_aus_zephyrprod_6_eti_jan_1983_page_8.jpg
Zephyr Logo, address & agents 1966tbn_aus_zephyr_1966_logo.jpg
Matrix Board application details. Radio, TV and Hobbies, Nov 1963, Page 60.tbn_aus_zephyrprod_nov_1963_page_62.jpg

  
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