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Classic Radio Pty. Ltd.; Sydney, NSW

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Name: Classic Radio Pty. Ltd.; Sydney, NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: classic-sy
Products: Model types

Classic Radio Pty. Ltd.
245 Parramatta Road, Haberfield, Sydney, NSW.


The company produced kits and fully assembled HiFi equipment based on designs published by "Radio, Television & Hobbies” and "Electronics Australia" magazine. They advertised in "Electronics Australia" until at least 1981. This company was not affiliated with Classic Radio & Television, Pty. Ltd. of Malvern, Victoria.

Founded: 1949
Production: 1949 - 1981

In the December 1949 edition their advert stated they have manufactured commercial receivers for 12 years.[1] They may have originated from Classic Radio Co. Sydney, NSW (1927 –1931), however this is not clear.

Their last advert appeared around May 1981.[2]

[1] Radio & Hobbies, Dec 1949, page 78.
[2] Electronics Australia, May 1981, page 35.


This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  49 Six-valve Dual-Wave Radiogram Chassis unknown_Tube  Sold as chassis with 12" speaker and Collardo turntable for 20GNS.   


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

[1] Advert stated they have been manufacturing commercial receivers for 12 years. Radio & Hobbies, Dec 1949, page 78.tbn_aus_classic_sy_1_radio_hobbies_dec_1949_page_78.jpg
[2] Possibly the final advert in Electronics Australia. Electronics Australia, May 1981, page 35.tbn_aus_classic_sy_2_ea_may_1981_page_35.jpg
1959 advert for 5 radios. Radio, TV & Hobbies, Dec 1959, Page 56.JPGtbn_aus_classic_sy_radio_tv_hobbies_dec_1959_page_56.jpg