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Adelaide Radio Co. Ltd.,(Arcoflex); Adelaide, SA.

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Name: Adelaide Radio Co. Ltd.,(Arcoflex); Adelaide, SA.    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: arcoflex
Products: Model types
Summary:

Adelaide Radio Co. Ltd.
146 Rundle Street, Adelaide.

The Adelaide Radio Company sold Atwater Kent and Arcoflex radio receivers. Arcoflex receivers were sold as kitsets or fully assembled. They also installed and operated the first 5DN broadcasting transmitter.

Founded: 1923
Closed: 1928
Production: 1923 - 1928
History:

The company was registered in August 1923 as an importer of radio sets with First Directors, G.A. Miler Randle, L.C. Jones and H.A. Kauper. [1] They were granted an experimental Transmitting License for 5DN in April 1924, transmitting from the roof of the Grosvenor Hotel. [2] [5]  

Ernest James Hume purchased the 5DN transmitter and ancillary equipment in August 1924 and the company installed and maintained the transmitter for him. Hume used the call sign 5DonN.[3]

They advertised Arcoflex receivers throughout South Australia by using agents in major towns.

The company was liquidated in November 1928. [4]

[1] News (SA) Aug 1, 1923, Page 4.
[2] Observer (SA) Apr 19, 1924.
[3] The Register (SA) Aug 23, 1924, Page 7.
[4] The Advertiser (SA) Nov 24, 1928, Page 24.
[5] Border Chronicle (SA ) Aug 29, 1924, Page 2.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  25 Arcoflex - Two Valve Reflex   Advertised in May 1925 for £8/-. as an Acroflex Kit Set. 
AUS  27 Arcoflex - All Australia Six   Advertised in October 1927 for £55/-. 
AUS  25 Arcoflex - 3-Valve Reflex   Advertised in October 1925 for £32/10/-. 

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

[1] The company was registered in August 1923. News (SA) Aug 1, 1923, Page 4.tbn_aus_acroflex_1_news_sa_aug_1_1923_p4.jpg
[2] The company was granted an experimental Transmitting License for 5DN in April 1924 Observer (SA) Apr 19, 1924.tbn_aus_acroflex_2_observer_sa_apr_19_1924.jpg
[3] Ernest James Hume purchased the 5DN transmitter and ancillary equipment in August 1924 and the company installed and maintained the transmitter for him. Hume used the call sign 5DonN.[ The Register (SA) Aug 23, 1924, Page 7.tbn_aus_acroflex_3_the_register_sa_aug_23_1924_p7.jpg
[4] The company was liquidated in November 1928. The Advertiser (SA) Nov 24, 1928, Page 24.tbn_aus_acroflex_4_the_advertiser_sa_nov_24_1928_p24.jpg
[5] 5DN transmitting from the roof of the Grosvenor Hotel in August 1924. Border Chronicle (SA ) Aug 29, 1924, Page 2.tbn_aus_acroflex_5_border_chronicle_sa_aug_29_1924_p2.jpg
Acroflex 2 valve kit set. May 1925. News (SA) May 25, 1925 Page 4tbn_aus_acroflex_news_sa_may_25_1925_page_4.jpg
2 & 3 valve assembled Acroflex receivers October 1925. News (SA) Oct 19, 1925 Page 9tbn_aus_acroflex_news_sa_oct_19_1925_page_9.jpg
Two Acroflex Kit Sets from May 1926. Sport (SA ) May 7, 1926 Page 9tbn_aus_acroflex_sport_sa_may_7_1926_page_9.jpg
Opening September 15, 1923. The Advertiser(SA) Sep 15, 1923, Page 26.tbn_aus_acroflex_the_advertiser_sa_sep_15_1923_p26.jpg

  
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