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Air Chief, (brand of NASCO), National Automotive Service Company (General Motors-Holden); Melbourne.

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Name: Air Chief, (brand of NASCO), National Automotive Service Company (General Motors-Holden); Melbourne.    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: airchief
Products: Model types
Summary:

National Automotive Service Company (NASCO), (Air Chief)
Melbourne

National Automotive Service Company (NASCO) was a division of General Motors-Holden’s, Ltd.  and sold accessories for Holden & US/UK GM vehicles.

Car radios were manufactured by Radio Corporation (Astor/EIL) & often shared the same models with Astor branded versions.

Advertising for Air Chief Car radios starts in 1937. Schematics for Air Chief Car radios are listed in the 1949 to 1954 AORSM’s and the companies address is Salmon Street, Port Melbourne.

 

Founded: 1937
History:

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  49/50 Air Chief CS [With 6V6GT valve] 6BA6  2 unit car radio with custom fitted control head to suit General Motors vehicles.  It... 
AUS  54 Air Chief RL 6BA6  This model uses a non-synchronous vibrator power supply and permeability tuning. 
AUS  54 Air Chief RM 6BA6  This model uses a non-synchronous vibrator power supply and permeability tuning. 
AUS  66 Air Chief MN-C12N AT313  This model was especially designed for the Holden models HD and HR. 
AUS  52–57 Air Chief CS [With 6AQ5 & 6X4 valve.] 6BA6  2 unit car radio with custom fitted control head to suit General Motors vehicles. 
AUS  55 Air Chief SS 6BA6  Air Chief car radio manufactured by Astor/EIL for NASCO, division of General Motors Holden... 
AUS  58 CRM 12AU6   
AUS  56 Air Chief DRL 6AU6  Air Chief car radio manufactured by Astor/EIL for NASCO, division of General Motors Holden... 
AUS  55 Air Chief SR 6BA6  Air Chief car radio manufactured by Astor/EIL for NASCO, division of General Motors Holden... 
AUS  59 Diamond Dot CQJ 6ES6  Custom fittings available to suit Chevolet, Pontiac & FB Holden. See also Astor Dia... 
AUS  56 Air Chief DRM 6AU6  Air Chief car radio manufactured by Astor/EIL for NASCO, division of General Motors Holden... 
AUS  63 Diamond Dot MN-C6B AT17  This model was designed specifically for the EH and EJ Holden cars.  Manual tuning. B... 

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

Air Chief advertisement from the West Australian (WA), April 1, 1937.tbn_aus_nasco_airchief_ad_wan_april_1_1937.jpg
Air Chief advertisement from the Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) November 2, 1942tbn_aus_nasco_airchief_ad_smh_nov2_1942.jpg
Air Chief advertisement from the Canberra Times (ACT) May 7, 1957.tbn_aus_nasco_airchief_ad_can_time_may_7_1957.jpg
Air Chief advertisement from the Business (NSW) December 4, 1957.tbn_aus_nasco_airchief_ad_the_biz_nsw_dec_4_1957_p2.jpg

  
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