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Davies & Co.; Perth

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Name: Davies & Co.; Perth    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: davies
Products: Model types
Summary:

Davies & Co.
Cogan Court, Central Hay Street, Perth WA (1929 -1931)
938 Hay Street, under 6WF Studio, Perth (1931 – )

They advertised an 8 valve all-electric Combination Gramophone and Radio in 1929 called the Melissaphone¹. They advertised the Ether Eagle² all wave battery or electric radio as kits or completed from 1932 to 1937.

The theme of their advertisements was “Don’t buy discards from the East – Decide today to buy and build the Ether Eagle” ³.  In 1931 the company set up a service department at 938 Hay Street on the lower floor under the 6WF radio station studio and offered radio repair insurance for 10 shillings per annum. From 1934 they also advertised radios made Breville for sale.

Founded: 1929
Closed: 1937
History:

¹ The Daily News (WA) 23 Aug 1929, Page 15
² The West Australian (WA) 7 Aug 1934, Page 14
³ Encyclopaedia of Western Australian Wirelesses and Gramophones, 2012
New Call (WA) 17 Sep 1931, Page 19
The Daily News (WA) 15 Aug 1934, Page 7

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  29/30 Melissaphone   Advertised as a radio gramophone combination including 6 valve amplifier with sound loud e... 
AUS  34 Ether Eagle [Second version]   This is a "modernised" version of the 1932 model. Sold as a complete kit. Adver... 
AUS  32 Ether Eagle [First version]   Sold as a complete kit. Advertised  in the Western Australian Wireless News, 1... 

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

From the “West Australian”, (WA), August 11, 1934tbn_aus_davies_co_ad_1934.jpg
In 1931 the company set up a service department at 938 Hay Street on the lower floor under the 6WF radio station studio and offered radio repair insurance for 10 shillings per annum. West Australian Wireless News & Musical World, 18 April 1934, page 14.tbn_aus_davies_co_ad_1934_waww_18_4_34_p44.jpg
In 1931 the company set up a service department at 938 Hay Street on the lower floor under the 6WF radio station studio. New Call (WA) 17 Sep 1931, Page 19.tbn_aus_davies_co_new_call_wa_17_sep_1931_page_19_service.jpg
From 1934 they also advertised radios made Breville for sale. The Daily News (WA) 15 Aug 1934, Page 7.tbn_aus_davies_co_the_daily_news_wa_15_aug_1934_page_7_seel_breville.jpg
Advert from their 1929 address, Cogan Court, central Hay street, Perth. Truth (WA) 1 Sep 1929 Page 10tbn_aus_davies_co_melissaphone_pricetruth_wa_1_sep_1929_page_10.jpg

  
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