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Mountjoy & Sons Ltd., F. W. (Radiojoy); Auckland

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Name: Mountjoy & Sons Ltd., F. W. (Radiojoy); Auckland    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: mountjoy
Products: Model types
Summary:

F. W. Mountjoy & Sons Ltd.
71 Quadrant Rd, Onehunga, Auckland. (1933 – 1938)
Radiojoy House, 3 Campbell Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland (1938 – 1950)

Brand: Radiojoy

 

A family operated radio manufacturer and dealership in Auckland from 1933 till the 1950’s.

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1997
Production: 1933 - 1950
History:

F.W. Mountjoy advertised a five valve superhet for sale in September 1933.[1]
In 1936 the company was advertising Australian STC radios and in March 1937 announced the new “Radiojoy, big five world wave model”.[2]

In March 1938, due to ever increasing Radiojoy sales they moved to larger premises in Royal Oak, Auckland and named the building Radiojoy House. [3] Also in March, 1938 the company advertised Radiojoy , Domonion, Gulbransen, HMV, Lyratone and Yale brand radios for sale.[4]

Manufacturing slowed down during WW2 and they advertised in 1943 that “every man from the manufacturing section is in the armed forces”. [5] However by the end of the WW2 manufacturing increased and they advertised new Radiojoy models. [6]

F. W. Mountjoy & Sons Ltd., was registered as a New Zealand Limited company on the 16 August 1946.[7]

Radio production ceased in 1950. The company continued as a home appliance retailer until December 1997. [7][8]

[1] Auckland Star Sep 16, 1933, Page 2.
[2] Auckland Star Mar 20, 1937, Page 26.
[3] New Zealand Herald Mar 15, 1938, Page 2.
[4] Auckland Star Mar 7, 1938, Page 3.
[5] Auckland Star Aug 5, 1943, Page 1.
[6] Auckland Star Dec 29, 1945, Page 11.
[7] New Zealand Companies Directory, accessed February 2019.
[8] The Golden Age of Radio in the Home, John Stokes, page 76.

 

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  46 Radiojoy Vibrator Model   Advertised in September 1946 for £25/- 
NZ  46 Radiojoy Dual Wave Vibrator Model   Advertised in September 1946 for £34/10/-. 

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

[1] Five valve superhet for sale in September 1933. New Zealand, Papers Past, Auckland Star Sep 16, 1933, Page 2.tbn_nz_mountjoy_1_auckland_star_sep_16_1933_page_2.jpg
[2] Radiojoy, big five world wave model. New Zealand, Papers Past, Auckland Star Mar 20, 1937, Page 26tbn_nz_m_ountjoy_2_auckland_star_mar_20_1937_page_26.jpg
[3] Moved to larger premises in Royal Oak in 1938. New Zealand, Papers Past, New Zealand Herald Mar 15, 1938, Page 2.tbn_nz_mountjoy_3_new_zealand_herald_mar_15_1938_page_2.jpg
[4] In March, 1938 the company advertised Radiojoy , Domonion, Gulbransen, HMV, Lyratone and Yale brand radios. New Zealand, Papers Past, Auckland Star Mar 7, 1938, Page 3.tbn_nz_mountjoy_4_auckland_star_mar_7_1938_page_3.jpg
[5] In 1943 that “every man from the manufacturing section is in the armed forces”. New Zealand, Papers Past, Auckland Star Aug 5, 1943, Page 1.tbn_nz_mountjoy_5_auckland_star_aug_5_1943_page_1.jpg
[6] Advertised new Radiojoy models in 1945. New Zealand, Papers Past, Auckland Star Dec 29, 1945, Page 11.tbn_nz_mountjoy_6_auckland_star_dec_29_1945_page_11..jpg
In 1936 the company was advertising Australian STC radios. New Zealand, Papers Past, New Zealand Herald Aug 8 1936, Page 18tbn_nz_mountjoy_new_zealand_herald_aug_8_1936_page_18.jpg

  
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