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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  60 Vuemaster K-15 (Ch= K12E) 6ES8  This 21 inch B&W television tuned the 10 then standard Australian VHF channels.&nbs... 
AUS  62 VHL Ch= 1/01 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  63 TVL1P/A Ch= 1/04 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  63 TVL2M/A Ch= 1/05 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  60 Vuemaster K-14 (Ch= K12E) 6ES8  This 21 inch B&W television tuned the 10 then standard Australian VHF channels.&nbs... 
AUS  62 K-30A Ch= 1/02 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  ... 
AUS  62 TLR1P Ch= 1/05 (TV) Ch= 2/04 (Radio) 6ES8  This 23" B&W television also had a 5 valve broadcast band radio and a clock.  ... 
AUS  62 K-33A Ch= 1/02 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  Th... 
AUS  62 TRG1P Ch= 1/05 (TV) Ch= 10/06 (RG) 6ES8  This 23" B&W television incorporated a 6 valve broadcast band radio and stereo reco... 
AUS  62 TRG1P/R Ch= 1/05 (TV) Ch= 10/06 (RG) 6ES8  This 23" B&W television incorporated a 6 valve broadcast band radio and stereo reco... 
AUS  62 TVC1L Ch= 1/02 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels.  ... 
AUS  63 TVC1L/A Ch= 1/05 6ES8  This 23 inch B&W television tuned the 13 standard Australian VHF channels. This m... 

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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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