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Paling, WH, & Co.; Sydney

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Name: Paling, WH, & Co.; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: paling
Products: Model types
Summary:

William Paling (1825-1895) was the founder of WH Paling & Co. It became a Mecca for Sydney’s music lovers. The name of Palings survived in the music chain stores that William founded. Palings stores survived into the 1980s and until their closure claimed the mantel of the oldest music shop in Sydney.

Founded: 1890
Closed: 1980
History:

Paling imported musical instruments and published and distributed sheet music. Palings Christmas annual with new and poplar songs with choruses was very popular festive season entertainment in the 1880s and 1890s. Paling moved with the times. As his business grew he moved from Wynyard Square to George Street, eventually building a large showroom at 338 George St and associated music practice rooms in Ash Street. These buildings were connected by Palings Lane. He embraced the latest technologies for music, selling the Edison phonographs and later in the 20th century his music store sold radio sets and promoted the latest movie stars at the talkies. He sold a combination radio gramophone in 1925 branded maxim and in the early 30’s the Victor brand of radios. It is thought that the Victor brand was re-badged Airzone radios. Paling was also a generous philanthropist. He donated a large farm at Camden and £10,000 to establish the Carrington Convalescent Hospital. He also served the community, as an elected alderman for Petersham Council from 1876 to 1889. He was Mayor in 1881-2, apparently the very first Dutch-born mayor in Australia. Paling died of a heart attack in 1895.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  34 Victor 6D6  Victor name on dial. Sonochorde speaker 
AUS  34 Victor Model 62   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934 for Aus£31/18/- 
AUS  30 Victor Battery 6   Advertised in the “Sydney Morning Herald” July 26, 1930 for Aus£55/-. 
AUS  30 Victor Table 3   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” July 26, 1930 for Aus£29/-. 
AUS  34 Paling Model 52   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934 for Aus£22/10/- 
AUS  34 Victor Model 5   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934 for Aus£19/19/-. 
AUS  30 Victor Phono & radio Combination 3   Advertised in the “Sydney Morning Herald” July 26, 1930 for Aus£52/-. 
AUS  30 Victor Highboy 6   Advertised in the “Sydney Morning Herald” July 26, 1930 for Aus£39/-.  
AUS  34 Victor Model 72   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934 for Aus£37/17/6. 
AUS  34 Victor Model 6B   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934 for Aus£36/- 
AUS  34 Paling Model 6U   Advertised in the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934 for Aus£13/9/-. 
AUS  30 Victor Screen grid 6   Advertised in the “Sydney Morning Herald” July 26, 1930 for Aus£65/-. 

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

Advertisement 1925tbn_aus_paling_ad_1925.jpg
Advertisement from the “Brisbane Courier” June 10, 1930tbn_aus_paling_ad_1930.jpg
Advertisement from the “Brisbane Courier” March 23, 1930tbn_aus_paling_ad2_1930.jpg
Advertisement from the “Sydney morning Herald” (NSW), May 17, 1934.tbn_aus_paling_ad_1934.jpg
Advert from the Brisbane Courier (Qld.), April 22, 1932, Page 3.tbn_aus_paling_victor_pentode_5_ad.jpg

  
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