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Q-Plus (Brand), R.W. Steane & Co. Pty. Ltd; Auburn, VIC

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Name: Q-Plus (Brand), R.W. Steane & Co. Pty. Ltd; Auburn, VIC    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: q-plus
Products: Model types
Summary:

R.W. Steane & Co. Pty. Ltd.
2A Montrose Street, Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria

Brand: Q-Plus

Manufactured Radio & Television tuners, coil components and iron dust cores.

Founded: 1947
Production: 1947 -
History:

The company was registered by R.W. Steane in March 1947.[1]

They manufactured;

  • TV Tuners
  • Radio tuners
  • IF strips
  • Radio & TV, IF coils
  • Television Kit sets
  • Test Oscillators
  • Coil alignment tools

They registered as a public company in June 1960.[2]

In the 1960’s they were agents for Tung-Sol valves and Transistors.[3]

[1] The Herald (VIC) Mar 3, 1947, Page 10.
[2] Radio, TV & Hobbies, Jun 1960, page 87.
[3] Broadcast & Television Yearbook 1965, Page 225.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  58 Q-Plus TV Turret Tuner VTT/1   TV Turret Tuner with RF stage. Covers Australian Channels 1-10   
AUS  51 Q-Plus Spot Frequency Alignment Oscillator 3V4  Test instrument provides a fixed frequency of 455kHz, modulated with 400Hz for IF alignmen... 
AUS  57 Q-Plus Pre-Fab IF Strip MK1 6CB6  Pre-fabricated Video and sound Television IF strip, completely wired aligned and tested. ... 
AUS  57 Q-Plus Pre-Fab IF Strip MK2 6CB6  Pre-fabricated Video and sound Television IF strip, completely wired aligned and tested. ... 
AUS  60 14” Portable Television   14” portable Television sold as a complete tested unit or as a kitset. The turret tuner... 

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

[1]The Herald (VIC) Mar 3, 1947, Page 10.tbn_aus_q_plus_1_the_herald_vic_mar_3_1947_page_10.jpg
[2] Radio, TV & Hobbies, Jun 1960, Page 87.tbn_aus_q_plus_2_radio_tv_hobbies_june_1960_page_87.jpg
[3] Broadcast & Television Yearbook 1965, Page 225.tbn_aus_q_plus_3_broadcast_tv_yearbook_1965_page_225.jpg
New Factory. Australasian Radio World May 1948 Page 24tbn_aus_q_plus_australasian_radio_world_may_1948_page_24.jpg

  
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