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Crown Radio Products Pty. Ltd.; Sydney

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Name: Crown Radio Products Pty. Ltd.; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: crownp
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Crown Radio Products Pty. Ltd. Sydney
155 Bourke Street, east Sydney, NSW (1930 – 1937)
51-53 Murray Street, Pyrmont Sydney NSW (1937 – 1948)

Crown Radio supplied the Australian radio manufacturing industry with components from 1930 till approximately 1948.

Founded: 1930
Closed: 1948
History:

JB Phillips started the Crown Radio Manufacturing Co. in Bourke Street, Sydney, manufacturing radio coils and selling radio kit sets. The company expanded and was listed as Crown Radio Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd. In 1937 and the company moved to a larger factory at 51-53 Murray Street, Pyrmont, NSW. [1]

The company was liquidated in April 1938 and Crown Radio products Pty Ltd was formed. [2]
They supplied the radio industry with dials, IF transformers, coils and components.
In July 1948 the factory roof collapsed, no one injured and advertisements for staff ceased. [3]

[1] Australasian Radio World, September 1, 1937, page 14.

[2] The Sun (NSW), April 4, 1938, page 14.

[3] Newcastle Sun (NSW) July 16, 1948. Stop Press.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  36 Air Commadore KS-MD5   Sold in 1936 as a Kitset for £11/15/-, not including valves or speaker. 
AUS  37 Air-Cell Pentagrid Seven KS-D78 KK2  The Crown “Air-Cell Pentagrid Seven” was designed to work from the newly released, Everead... 

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

[1] JB Phillips started the Crown Radio Manufacturing Co. in Bourke Street, Sydney, manufacturing radio coils and selling radio kit sets. The company expanded and was listed as Crown Radio Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd. In 1937 and the company moved to a larger factory at 51-53 Murray Street, Pyrmont, NSW. Australasian Radio World, September 1, 1937, page 14.tbn_aus_crownp_1_arw_1_sep_1937_p_14.jpg
Advert 1937 Australasian Radio World, September 1, 1937.tbn_aus_crownp_ad_arw_1_sep_1937.jpg
Australasian Radio World, Feb 1942, p2.tbn_aus_crownp_ad_arw_1_feb1942_p2.jpg
Metal press workers. Australasian Radio World, Sep 1937 p15.tbn_aus_crownp_press_assy_arw_1_sep_1937_p_15.jpg
Dial assembly. Australasian Radio World, Sep 1937 p15.tbn_aus_crownp_dial_assy_arw_1_sep_1937_p_15.jpg
Parts advert 1945. Australasian Radio World, Feb 1945 p2tbn_aus_crown_arw_feb_1945_p2.jpg

  
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