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Condor Lamps Australasia Ltd; Sydney

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Name: Condor Lamps Australasia Ltd; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: condor
Products: Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Condor Lamps Australasia Ltd.
35 Clarence Street, Sydney

Both Dutch and American tube types were made at the Philips Electrical Industries Ltd. factory in Camperdown, a suburb of Sydney. Very few have been located.

Founded: 1936
Closed: 1975
Production: 1936 - 1947
History:

The Condor brand originated with the Dutch firm of Pope's Metaaldraadlampenfabriek (light bulb manufacturers - also making Pope bulbs) of Venlo, The Netherlands. This company was taken over by Philips around 1921.

Condor tubes were made in Holland by Philips from about 1924 to 1929, with the PR tube type number prefix (PR + Philips Radio). They were also produced in Austria and Engand.

The Australian series of Condor brand tubes originated in 1936 with several receiving tubes being made for a few years. No information about a wartime production is available.

This manufacturer was suggested by Fin Stewart.


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

Condor tubes were made in England at the Mitcham factory of Philips and sold in Australia in 1927. Queensland Radio News Jun 1, 1927, page 50.tbn_aus_condor_queensland_radio_news_jun_1_1927_page_50..jpg
Condor tubes were made in England at the Mitcham factory of Philips and sold in Australia in 1927. Queensland Radio News Jan 2, 1928, page 3.tbn_aus_condor_queensland_radio_news_jan2_1928_page_3..jpg

  
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