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Vasco (Brand), Duncan & Company Ltd.; Adelaide, SA

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Name: Vasco (Brand), Duncan & Company Ltd.; Adelaide, SA    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: vasco
Products: Model types
Summary:

Duncan & Company Ltd.
107 – 109 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

Brand: Vasco

Manufactured Vasco brand radios for sale from 1933 till 1939 and sold motor vehicle parts.

From 1939 the company ceased manufacturing radios and concentrated on the motor vehicle parts business.

Founded: 1933
Production: 1933 - 1939
History:

Duncan & Company Ltd., was registered as a hardware or bearing business, or the suppliers of motor accessories in September 1933.[1]
In November 1933 they advertised Vasco radios and Massie batteries for sale.[2]
They traded as motor parts and radio manufacturer from 1933.
The company advertised for agents to represent Vasco radios in February 1938.[3]

In May 1938 they advertised for more radio and motor parts salesman.[4]

Advertising for Vaso radios ceased by 1939 and the company concentrated on the motor parts trade.

[1] The News (SA) Sep 9, 1933, Page 9.
[2] The Leader (SA) Nov 30, 1933, Page 11.
[3] The Mail (SA) Feb 26, 1938, Page 4.
[4] The Advertiser (SA) May 27, 1938, Page 5.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  35 Standard DC Electric 443   Advertised in The Border Watch (SA) 20 June 1935, for AUS £24/5/-. 
AUS  35 Standard Battery Set   Advertised in The Border Watch (SA) 20 June 1935, for AUS £30/10/-. 
AUS  35 De Lux DC Electric   Advertised in The Border Watch (SA) 20 June 1935, for AUS £30/5/-. This model... 

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

[1] Company Registered. The News (SA) Sep 9, 1933, Page 9. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_vasco_1_the_news_sa_sep_9_1933_page_9.jpg
[2] Advertised Vasco radios and Massie batteries for sale. The Leader (SA) Nov 30, 1933, Page 11. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_vasco_2_leader_sa_nov_30_1933_page_11.jpg
[3] Advertised for agents to represent Vasco radios in February 1938. The Mail (SA) Feb 26, 1938, Page 4. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_vasco_3_the_mail_sa_feb_26_1938_page_4.jpg
[4] Advertised for more radio and motor parts salesman. The Advertiser (SA) May 27, 1938, Page 5. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_vasco_4_the_advertiser_sa_may_27_1938_page_5.jpg
Advert from the Murray Pioneer (SA), 25 February 1937 Page 5. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_duncan_ad_murray_pioneer_sa_25_2_37p5.jpg
Advert from The Mail (SA), 4 July 1936, Page 2. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_duncan_ad_mail_sa_4_7_36_p23.jpg
Advert from The mail (SA), 6 July 1940 Page 2. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_duncan_ad_mail_sa_6_7_40p2.jpg

  
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