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Fear and Co., F.J.W. (Fear’s); Wellington

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Name: Fear and Co., F.J.W. (Fear’s); Wellington    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: fearco
Products: Model types
Summary:

F.J.W. Fear & Co.
63 Willis Street, Wellington

Francis James Webber Fear (c1857-1947) started business in 1880 importing, manufacturing, selling and repairing of sewing machines, bicycles, and all kinds of light machinery in Willis Street, Wellington. [1]

During 1936 they started sell kitset radios designed by Australasian Radio News. [2]

In the 1950’s they advertised as Fear's appliance store and record lounge and also sold radios manufactured by New Zealand manufacturers. [3]

Founded: 1880
History:

[1] The Cyclopedia Of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District] Fear, Francis James Webber
[2] Australasian Radio News, Aug 1, 1936, page 9.
[3] Ref: 1/2-037206-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22908939

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  36 Empire Shortwave Three [1936] 1C4  Shortwave regenerative receiver designed by the staff of Australasian Radio World&nbs... 

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

[2] During 1936 they started sell kitset radios designed by Australasian Radio News. Australasian Radio News, Aug 1, 1936, page 9.tbn_nz_fearco_advert_arw_1936.jpg
Selling kitset radios designed by Australasian Radio News Australasian Radio News, Sep 1, 1937, page 5.tbn_nz_fearco_advert_arw_1937.jpg

  
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