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A.C.E. (ACE) Radio; Sydney, NSW

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Name: A.C.E. (ACE) Radio; Sydney, NSW    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: ace
Products: Model types
Summary:

A.C.E. Radio.
136 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW

A.C.E. Radio started life as Excelair Radio selling radios, amplifiers, surplus military and commercial equipment and parts. In 1950 A.C.E. Radio began supplying radio kits for the enthusiast or a range of complete chassis built and tested as well as surplus equipment.

Founded: 1934
Production: 1934 -
History:

Excelair Radio commenced in 1931 by Harry J Carter as a small radio factory in a cottage at 204 Marrickville Road, Marrickville selling an all-electric screen grid radio, phono combination.[1]

The company manufactured radios and amplifiers and in July 1934 won the Wireless Weekly Amplifier Championship Cup.[2] They supplied and installed amplifiers at events in the Western Districts of NSW requiring Public Address systems.[3]

Post war, they along with many others began selling surplus military and commercial equipment and parts.[4]

In 1950 the name was changed to A.C.E. Radio which stood for Amplification, Communication and Electronics. The new company began to supply its own brand of equipment that included instrument and public address amplifiers and speakers. In 1970 Joe Ellison took over the business which kept it in the family as he was Harry Carters son in law. Later Ellison would sell the business Paul Follagar and he moved it to Manly where it was rumoured he donated all the best surplus gear to schools and the rest to the tip and information on A.C.E is lost.[5]

[1] The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)   May 20, 1931, Page 1.
[2] Wireless Weekly Jul 13, 1934, Page 66.
[3] Dungog Chronicle (NSW) Feb 21, 1939, Page 2.
[4] Radio & Hobbies, Oct 1947, Page 29.
[5] Electronics Australia, June 1995, Neville Williams, "When I Think Back".

This manufacturer was suggested by Joshua Boxer.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  67 Minature PA Amplifier 6060   

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

[1] 1931 advert. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) May 20, 1931, Page 1.tbn_aus_ace_1_the_sydney_morning_herald_nsw_may_20_1931_page_1.jpg
[2] July 1934 won the Wireless Weekly Amplifier Championship Cup. Wireless Weekly Jul 13, 1934, Page 66.tbn_aus_ace_2_wireless_weekly_jul_13_1934_page_66.jpg
[3] Amplifiers at events in the Western Districts of NSW. Dungog Chronicle (NSW) Feb 21, 1939, Page 2.tbn_aus_ace_3_dungog_chronicle_nsw_feb_21_1939_page_2.jpg
[4]Post war, they along with many others began selling surplus military and commercial equipment and parts. Radio & Hobbies, Oct 1947, Page 29.tbn_aus_ace_4_radio_hobbie_oct_1947_page_29.jpg
aus_ace_radiohob_june_1949_page_84tbn_excelair_radio_hobbies_june_1949_page_84.jpg
aus_ace_radiohob_May_1954_page_108tbn_ace_radio_hobbies_may_1954_page_108.jpg
A.C.E Radio advertisement showing own brand PA amplifiers and Speakers. EA November 1967, Page 158tbn_aus_ace_ea_nov_1967_page_158.jpg

  
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