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Ferrocart (Australasia) Pty. Ltd.; Sydney, NSW

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Name: Ferrocart (Australasia) Pty. Ltd.; Sydney, NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: ferrocart
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Ferrocart (Australasia) Pty. Ltd. 
149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney,  NSW

Ferrocart (Australasia) Pty. Ltd. 
126 Grant Street, South Melbourne, VIC.

Importer and manufacturer of Ferrocart inductances and vibrators.

Founded: 1935
Closed: 1970
History:

The company was registered in November 1935 with First Directors Frederick William Clarke and Beryl Mary Peckham.[1]

They imported and manufactured iron dust cored inductances and IF coils using the principle developed by Hans Vogt in Germany in 1932 which he called Ferrocart. They also imported and manufactured Ferrocart brand vibrators.[2]

Clarke was one of the Directors that set up Radio Corporation of Australia Pty Ltd in May 1926.[3]

In April 1939 the company was acquired by the newly founded Electronic Industries Limted (EIL) Group but continued to function as an active subsidiary. [4] 

Clarke remained a director of Electronics Industries Limited until his resignation in 1951.

In September 1946 Ferrocart (A/Asia) Pty. Ltd. changed its name to Electronics Industries Imports Pty. Ltd. Ferrocart branded products continued to be marketed by Electronics Industries Imports until its take over by Philips in 1970.

 

[1] The Herald (Vic.) Nov 18, 1935, Page 5.
[2] Radio Trade Annual, 1936, Page 322.
[3] Daily Commercial news & Shipping list, (NSW) May 13, 1926, Page 5.
[4] The Herald (Vic.) May 30, 1939, page 5.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  49 Crystal Set       
AUS  50 Vibrator PM238   Non-synchronous, 150Hz, 12 Volt vibrator. This vibrator was based on the US designed&nb... 
AUS  60 VTVM PV33   Ferrocrart Vacuum Tube Voltmeter (VTVM) 
AUS  63 Pocket Multimeter PT34   Ferrocrart pocket multimeter, 300uA movement. 5, AC/DC Voltage ranges. 3, Current rang... 

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

[1] Company Registered The Herald (Vic.) Nov 18, 1935, Page 5tbn_aus_ferroc_1_the_herald_vic._nov_18_1935_page_5.jpg
[2] Radio Trade Annual, 1936, Page 322.tbn_aus_ferroc_2_radio_trade_annual_1936_page_322.jpg
[3] Clarke was one of the Directors that set up Radio Corporation Pty Ltd in May 1926. Daily Commercial news & Shipping list, (NSW) May 13, 1926, Page 5.tbn_aus_ferroc_3_daily_commercial_news_shipping_list_nsw_may_13_1926_p5.jpg
[4] Merged with Electronic Industries Pty. Ltd. The Herald (Vic.) May 30, 1939, page 5.tbn_aus_ferroc_4_the_herald_vic._may_30_1939_page_5..jpg

  
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