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National (Panasonic), Matsushita Electric Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd (Melcoa); Sydney

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Name: National (Panasonic), Matsushita Electric Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd (Melcoa); Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: national
Products: Model types
Summary:

Matsushita Electric Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (Melcoa)
Sydney

Manufacturers, assemblers & importers of National (Panasonic) branded television receivers. Subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Trading Co., Ltd, Osaka, Japan.

Founded: 1968
Production: 1968 - 2006
History:

Founded in 1968, Matsushita established a television manufacturing plant at Station St Penrith, with offices in Sydney. Matsushita was the last company to manufacture/assemble television receivers in Australia when its factory closed early 2006.

This manufacturer was suggested by Martin Kent.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  71–74 TP-121   A 12" lightweight portable TV receiver with durable high-impact cycolac cabinet finish... 
AUS  74–76 Pana-colour Type 20 CP-2000 Ch= M4   National Model CP-2000 A 20" Pana-Colour" TV recediver featuring Pana-matrix 10... 
AUS  75/76 Pana-colour Type 18 TC-86A Ch= M4   National Model TC-86A A 43 cm (18") Pana Colour TV receiver featuring Pana Matrix 1... 
AUS  71–74 Connoisseur TC-511   National Model TC-511 "Connoisseur" A 25" console TV receiver. Craftsman bu... 
AUS  81 TC1404 Ch= M11   34 cm (14") Portable colour television receiver with 90° Quintrix picture tube, 8-posi... 
AUS  74/75 Ranger 505 TR-505DU 140AKB4  National Ranger 505, (unproven type TR-505DU) All Transistor AC/DC/Battery Portabl... 
AUS  82 IC Transistor Deluxe TR-602AA Ch= 12G02-U 310JHB4  National TR-602AA, IC Transistor Deluxe (CS1989N); ~29 cm b/w TV with Australian standard... 
AUS  71–74 TP-170(R) 3GK5  National Model TP-170 A 17" portable TV receiver featuring set-and-forget tuning, s... 
AUS  70–74 TP-120 3GK5  Set made in Australia at the Matsushita Penrith plant, tunes Australian VHF channels 0-11... 
AUS  76–80 National Transistor TV TR-555DU Ch= T508-U   This is an early fully portable mains/ battery powered monochrome VHF only 13 cm TV receiv... 
AUS  80/81 Panacolour TC-2663 Ch= V1W   63 cm screen wideboy with stand, 100° Panacolour tube, "Soft Touch" pushbutton tun... 
AUS  75–77 Panacolour CW-2610 Ch= M4   National Model CW2610 A 63 cm wideboy Pana Colour TV receiver featuring Pana Matrix pic... 

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