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Levenson's Radio; Sydney

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Name: Levenson's Radio; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: levenson
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Levenson's Radio
226 Pitt Street, and 86a Pitt Street, Sydney

They were in existence from the 1920s to at least the late 1960s. They had a large mail-order business.  It was largely a family run business headed by Joe Levenson.

A well as supplying an extensive range of parts and kit-sets, they sold many Australian made and Imported radios.  They also sold radios with the "Levenson's" brand.

 

History:

In 1927 they advertised radio kits, parts and radio documentation to the home constructor.  In August 1928 they advertised the “Marwol” 5 valve radio imported from the USA for sale. From the 1930’s they sold Australian manufactured radios.

In the 1930 the produced and sold Morse code practice sets, repaired radios and sold parts. They also sold and refurbished weighing scales (which were distributed around the city), poker machines and pin ball machines were repaired and re-painted.  In the late 1940’s they moved into the hobbyist market with model trains and planes etc. There last advertisements were around 1955.

They published six radio handbooks from 1930 till 1941.

  1. LEVENSON'S RADIO "A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTO-CIRCUITS".

A booklet of crystal sets and valve amplifiers for the home constructor displayed in a photographic style representing the physical layout of each design. It cost 2/6 and featured two crystal sets, two single valve and eleven multi-valve circuits.  It was published in 1930.

  1. LEVENSON'S RADIO-HANDBOOK.

A large book of wireless circuits incorporating the 1930 Wireless Catalogue. It has extensive tips and discussions on radio maintenance and fault finding Price 1/-.

  1. LEVENSON'S RADIO "THE BUYERS GUIDE".

Issued in 1934 with 224 pages and costing 2/- this was another radio buyer’s guide and assembly chart with many illustrations to help home set constructors.

  1. LEVENSON'S RADIO "RADIO CIRCUITS".

In 1941 Levenson's published a book of circuits and articles extracted from the Radio and Hobbies magazine.

  1. LEVENSON’S “ALL ABOUT AERIALS”

Issued in 1941 All about aerial design, installation, doublets, double doublets, inverted "L's" and transmission lines. 24 pages published in 1941.

  1. HOW TO BUILD MODERN CRYSTAL RADIO RECEIVERS

Published in 1941

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  29 Tom Thumb 3 Valve Portable   This was a kit of parts with instructions.  The advert claims that it could be constr... 
AUS  29 Symphony 4   The price below does not include the B.T.H. type E speaker shown in the illustration. 

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

Marwol Radio advertisement. From The Hebrew Standard, August 10, 1928 P6.tbn_aus_levensons_ad_1928.jpg
Advertisement for the Levenson's radio Handbook. From The Sydney Mail, 2 September 1931, P23.tbn_aus_levensons_book_ad_1931.jpg
Advertisement from Radio & Hobbies, May 1941tbn_aus_levensons_ad_may_1941.jpg
Tube page - 203, Levenson's catalog c. 1928tbn_levenson_s_tubes_page_203_catalog_c._1928.jpg

  
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