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Palmer, H.G. (HGP, H.G.P.) - H.G. Palmer; Sydney

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Name: Palmer, H.G. (HGP, H.G.P.) - H.G. Palmer; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: palmerhg
Products: Model types
Summary:

H. G. Palmer (Consolidated) Ltd.

The brand "H. G. Palmer" was used by H. G. Palmer (Consolidated) Ltd, a large discount electrical appliance retailer. Their radios and televisions were manufactured by other companies including Stromberg Carlson (Aust) and K.G.H. Titan.

Founded: 1932
Closed: 1965
History:
Herbert George Palmer began in the radio business selling radio sets door to door during the depression. In 1932 he opened his first retail store in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown. In 1938 a branch was opened in Wollongong.
H. G. Palmer expanded rapidly during the post war boom in electrical appliances. There were four companies by 1949, which were combined into the one holding company, H. G. Palmer (Consolidated) Ltd on the 7th of December, 1949. This became a listed company the following year.
During the next few years the company expanded rapidly by acquiring other retailers and manufacturers, heavily borrowing to do so. It eventually had over 150 retail outlets across eastern Australia and was Australia's largest electrical goods retailer. They specialised in selling on credit. In 1963, H. G. Palmer (Consolidated) Ltd was purchased by MLC, a large life assurance company.
The expected profits did not eventuate however and in 1965 H. G. Palmer reported a £10 million loss, the largest in Australia up to that time. H. G. Palmer was liquidated, leaving debts of over £50 million, Australia's largest corporate collapse.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  59/60 OPJ (Ch=TP-100)   Manufactured by KGH (Titan) for H.G. Palmer. Uses the same PCB (TP100) as models OXK &... 
AUS  99/99 Doublet with ID=241428   H.G. Palmer Transistor 7   Model TP 100 Printed Circuit Board: KGH  (TITAN)... 
AUS  64 TVL5P/R Ch= 1/06 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television receiver tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.... 
AUS  63 RGS3P Ch= 10/06   This stereo radiogram used a Garrard Autoslim record changer.  The audio power o... 
AUS  63 RGS1P Slimline Ch= 10/06   This stereo radiogram used a Garrard Autoslim record changer.  The audio power o... 
AUS  63 RGM2P Ch= 7/02   This monophonic radiogram used a Garrard Autoslim record changer. 
AUS  63 TVL4P Ch= 1/04 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  62 TVL3L Ch= 1/02 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  63 RGS4M Ch= 10/05   This stereo radiogram used a BSR type UA16 record changer.  The audio power output... 
AUS  62 RGS1M Ch= 10/04   This stereo radiogram used a BSR type UA16 record changer.  The audio power output... 
AUS  63 TVL4L/A Ch= 1/05 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  62 TVL4L Ch= 1/02 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 

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

“South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus” (NSW), February 15 1946tbn_aus_hg_palmer_ad_1946.jpg

  
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