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Aerola, A. Hall & Co. Ltd.; Sydney

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Name: Aerola, A. Hall & Co. Ltd.; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: aerola
Products: Model types
Summary:

A. Hall & Co. Ltd.
567 George Street, Sydney, NSW, (1989 -1934)
362-370 Pitt Street, Sydney.  NSW (1934-1962)
Adelaide Street Brisbane, Queensland. (1931 - )

Brand: Aerola

Manufactured and advertised Aerola radios for sale from 1930 till 1935.

Founded: 1889
Closed: 1962
Production: 1930 - 1935
History:

A. Hall & Co. of Liverpool England, furniture importers, advertised in Sydney March 1989¹ and had set up for business in George Street, Sydney. By the early 1920’s they occupied a factory located corner of Goulburn and Brisbane Streets in Surry Hills, manufacturing furniture². The company’s main focus was on home furnishings. In December 1930 they advertised that they manufacture and sell Aerola radios³. In January 1931 they opened a branch in Brisbane, Queensland.

The last advert for Aerola radios was in December 1935.

The company concentrated on home furnishings until 1962 when it was sold to EA Greenwood ltd².

¹ The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)  19 Mar 1889,  Page 9
² Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums
³ Evening News (NSW) 18 Dec 1930, Page 10
The Biz (NSW) 20 Dec 1935,  Page 5
The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) 12 Jan 1931, Page 15

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  30 Aerola Table Model   Advertised in December 1930 for  £17/17/- with an RCA external speaker. 4 val... 
AUS  32 Cub All - Electric 245  Advertised in February 1932, incorporating the latest Magnavox speaker, screen grid valve ... 
AUS  30 Aerola Mantel   Advertised in December 1930 for £18/18/-. 
AUS  30 Aerola Consolette   Advertised in December 1930 for £25/10/-. 
AUS  30 Aerolette   Advertised in NSW in 1930 for £28/15/-. Gramophone uses a BTH pickup. 

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

1931 Aerola advertisement. From the Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1931, page 4.tbn_aus_aerola_ad_smh_5_2_31_p4.jpg
Advertising in Australian newspapers, 1930 to 1932 shows that Aerola radios were imported and sold by A Hall & Co. Ltd. 561-567 George Street, Sydney. Advert from the Sun Newspaper, NSW Australia, Dec 10, 1930, Page 3.tbn_aus_aerola_ad_the_sun_nsw_aust_dec_10_1930_page3.jpg
From 1930 till 1935 Aerola console radios were sold by various radio stores in New South Wales. Advert from The Biz newspaper NSW Australia 11 October 1935.tbn_aus_aerola_ad_the_biz_newspaper_ad_aust._11_oct_1935..jpg
A. Hall & Co advertised in December 1930 that they manufacture and sell Aerola radios. Evening News (NSW) 18 Dec 1930, Page 10,tbn_aus_aerola_evening_news_nsw_18_dec_1930_page_10.jpg
A. Hall & Co advertised in February 1931 that they are the sole distributors for Australia & New Zealand for Aerola radios. Truth (NSW) 1 Feb 1931, Page 16tbn_aus_aerola_truth_nsw_1_feb_1931_page_16.jpg
A. Hall & Co. of Liverpool England, furniture importers, advertised in Sydney March 1989 and had set up for business in George Street, Sydney. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) 19 Mar 1889, Page 9.tbn_aus_aerola_first_ad_the_sydney_morning_herald_nsw_19_mar_1889_page_9.jpg

  
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