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Clark, Marcus (Conley Lee, Eclectic); Sydney, NSW

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Name: Clark, Marcus (Conley Lee, Eclectic); Sydney, NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: clark
Products: Model types
Summary:

Marcus Clark; Sydney, NSW

Marcus Clark & Co was a large department store chain starting in 1883 till 1966 based in Sydney, NSW. During 1931 to 1933 Marcus Clark sold radios branded “Conley Lee” and “Eclectic”. It is not clear if these radios were manufactured by Marcus Clark or sourced from other manufacturers and re-badged.

 

Founded: 1883
Closed: 1966
History:

From a modest start in the Sydney suburb of Newtown in 1883, Marcus Clark & Co rose to become one of the city's largest department stores with a network of branches in towns and suburbs across Australia. Henry Marcus Clark (1859-1913) established the company when he purchased the drapery business of his former employer, John Kingsbury. The business quickly expanded, trebling itself within five years, and soon opened new stores in Marrickville and Bondi Junction. Many department stores of the early twentieth century had their own manufacturing facilities. Marcus Clark & Co's manufactures included timber and cane furniture, quilts and bedding On the death of Henry Marcus Clark in 1913, his son Reginald Marcus Clark (1883-1953), who was knighted in 1939 and then known as Sir Marcus Clark, took over the business. The company continued in family hands until taken over by rival department store, Waltons, in 1966

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  31 Conley Lee 5   Advertised in the “New Castle Sun”(NSW), October 22, 1931. 
AUS  32 Eclectic 6 224  Advertised in the “New Castle Sun”(NSW), June 8, 1932 for Aus£37/10/-.. 
AUS  32 Eclectic Prince   Mentioned in the Eclectic Master advertisement from the “South Coast Times” (NSW), Apri... 
AUS  32 Eclectic Four   Mentioned in the Eclectic Master advertisement from the “South Coast Times” (NSW), Apri... 
AUS  31 Eclectic Super   Advertised in the "Newcastle Sun" (NSW) October 22, 1931. 
AUS  33 5 Valve Super Het (Twin Speakers)   Advertised in the "Newcastle Sun” (NSW), April 6, 1933. Two speaker version of the ... 
AUS  33 5 Valve Super Het   Advertised in the “Newcastle Sun” (NSW), April 6, 1933. 
AUS  32 Eclectic Master 235  Advertised in the “South Coast Times” (NSW), April 1, 1932 for Aus£27/10/-. 
AUS  31 Eclectic 5   Advertised in the “South Coast Times” (NSW), August 14, 1931 for Aus£26/5/-. 

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