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Arcadian Radio Ltd. (Lake-sets); Brisbane, Queensland

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Name: Arcadian Radio Ltd. (Lake-sets); Brisbane, Queensland    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: arcadian
Products: Model types

Arcadian radio Ltd, sold radio parts from 114 Elizabeth St. Brisbane, Queensland, from September 1933. They manufactured and sold kits under the Lake-set brand and complete radios under the Arcadian brand.

Information from newspaper archives shows that in October 1933 they advertised a single valve regenerative kitset, broadcast & short wave, for £Aus 32/-. The set was designed by EJ Lake (VK4EL), hence the name Lake-Set. They offered a seven valve Superhet in November 1933 as a kit for £Aus 14/10/- or complete for £Aus 15/10/-. Due to increased business they moved to larger premises at 170 Albert St., Brisbane in July 1934.

They are mentioned in the Radio Trade Annual 1936 on Page 334.

Newspaper advertisements ceased in 1944.

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1944

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  34 Lake Set Improved 3 Valver   Advertised in the “Worker” (Qld.), August 29, 1934, for Aus£9/18/6 complete with earpho... 
AUS  34 Pentagrid Four   Advertised in the “Worker” (Qld.), October 10, 1934. No details on cabinet available. ... 
AUS  33/34 Lake 1 Valve PM1HL  Advertised in the “Worker” (NSW), October 20, 1933 as a kitset for Aus£1/12/-. Accompan... 
AUS  33 DC Eliminator   DC Battery Eliminator sold as a kit of parts. Constructor supplies box or cabinet. Adve... 


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

Advertisement from the "Worker" (Qld.), January 10, 1934.tbn_aus_arcadian_ad_1934.jpg
Advertisement for three Lake sets. Advertised in the “Worker” (Qld.), August 8, 1934.tbn_aus_arcadian_3_lake_sets.jpg