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Australian Sound Television Co. Pty. Ltd.; Fitzroy, VIC

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Name: Australian Sound Television Co. Pty. Ltd.; Fitzroy, VIC    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: austral-so
Products: Model types
Summary:

Australian Sound and Television Co. Pty. Ltd.
218 George Street, Fitzroy, Vic.

Australian Sound Service Pty. Ltd.
165 Barkly Avenue, Richmond, Vic.

The company commenced in 1952 and began to develop and manufacture both sound and television products.

The television was so good the rights were sold to Amalgamated Wireless Australia  "AWA" and many thousands of sets were sold.

They were at one stage the largest sound supplier to the Victorian Government supplying equipment to Schools and Other facilities.

 

Founded: 1952
Production: 1952 -
History:

The original owner was believed to be RMIT Lecturer/Director, Graham Scott. The company supplied a 6BM8 based kit stereo amplifier that the students could build in their once a week workshop sessions.

They were the largest supplier of public address and related equipment in Victoria and were contracted to supply public address/radio systems to schools.

In 1961 they were contracted to build what was at the time the largest PA system in Australia at the Morwell Briquetting works of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria for just under 21,000 Pounds.

The Company is still in operation today as Australian Sound Service Pty. Ltd.

This manufacturer was suggested by Joshua Boxer.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  56 Amplifier Public Address 50W EL34 Valves 12AX7   
AUS  60 Amplifier Public Address 30W EL34 Valves EF86   
AUS  65 Public Address Slave Amplifier [50W 6CM5 Valves] EF86  This unit was designed for use with a cabinet system for schools etc. 
AUS  65 Speaker, School Class Room   This was equipped with a Rola 8M (public address version) with constant voltage line trans... 

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

Listing of Australian Sound & TV Co. Pty. Ltd., Products in 1966. Electronics Australia, July, 1966, page 88.tbn_aus_austral-so_ea_july_1966_page_88.jpg
Automated Tape Backup systems advert 1966. Electronics Australia, July, 1966, page 118.tbn_astv_ea_oct_1966_page_118.jpg
List of equipment manufactured by Australian Sound and Television in 1959. Radio, Television and Hobbies, August 1959, page 38.tbn_aust_sound_tv.jpg
Company advertising from an Australian Sound and Television brochure, circa 1960's.tbn_australian_sound_brochure.jpg
Contracted to build what was at the time the largest PA system in Australia at the Morwell Briquetting works of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. Victorian Govt. Gazette, Oct 1961, page 3285.tbn_vic_gov_gazatte_4_oct_1961_page_3285.jpg
School contracts 1959. Victorian Govt. Gazette June 1959, Page 1680.tbn_vic_gov_gazette_10_june_1959_page_1680.jpg

  
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