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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  50–52 Air Chief CS [With 6AQ5 valve] 6BA6  2 unit car radio with custom fitted control head to suit General Motors vehicles. 
AUS  58–60 Air Chief Two-Unit Push-Button Car Radio. ARM Series A [With 455 kHz I.F.] 12AU6  Tailored fittngs available to suit 1957/58 Chevrolet/Pontiac, Vauxhall Victor FD/Velox PA ... 
AUS  71 Thirteen PN-C27AE BF195  13 Transistor push-button car radio specifically designed for Holden HQ vehicles. 
AUS  52–57 Air Chief CR [With 6AQ5 & 6X4 valve.] 6BA6  2 unit car radio with custom fitted control head to suit General Motors vehicles. 
AUS  50–52 Air Chief CR [With 6AQ5] 6BA6  2 unit car radio with custom fitted control head to suit General Motors vehicles. 
AUS  58 Air Chief QJ 6ES6  Air Chief car radio manufactured by Astor/EIL for NASCO, division of General Motors Holden... 
AUS  53 Air Chief JJS 6BE6  Speaker fitted external to radio chassis. 
AUS  49/50 Air Chief CR [With 6V6GT valve] 6BA6  Speaker is fitted external to the radio. Later production radios` incorporated a 6A... 
AUS  50 Air Chief GM 6BE6  Designed especially for Holden Vehicles of 1950. 6" Speaker is fitted external to t... 
AUS  49 Air Chief LL 6SA7GT  This car radio was available branded  Astor or Air chief.      
AUS  49 Air Chief JM 6SK7GT   
AUS  49 Air Chief LM 6SA7GT  This car radio was available branded  Astor or Air chief.   

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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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