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Bellmont Radio, Bell and Kinninmont; Perth, WA

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Name: Bellmont Radio, Bell and Kinninmont; Perth, WA    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: bellmont
Products: Model types
Summary:

Bell and Kinninmont.
Cremorne Arcade, Perth, WA.

Brand: Bellmont Radio

Bell and Kinninmont was a short-lived business established by John Bell and Walter Kinninmont to manufacture and sell radios in Perth, Western Australia in the early 1930’s.

They also manufactured audio amplifiers which they installed in local theatres.

Founded: 1930
Closed: 1931
Production: 1930 - 1931
History:

The company advertised two portable radios in September 1930.[1]

In September 1930 the company advertised for three salesmen to sell their radios.[2]

By January 1931 the company was liquidated.[3]

John Bell was a very active inventor and in February 1932 formed Bell’s Inventions Ltd. to raise funds to progress his television and aluminium disc recording inventions.

[1] West Australian (WA) Sep 1, 1930, Page 3.
[2] West Australian (WA) Oct 9, 1930, Page 18.
[3] West Australian (WA) Jan 13, 1931, Page 9.

 

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  30 Bellmont Screen Grid Portable   Portable radio in an oak case selling for  £19/10/- complete with accumalator. 
AUS  30 Bellmont Portable 3-Valve   Portable radio in an oak case selling for  £17/10/- complete with accumalator. 

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

Advert for two Bellmont Radios. West Australian (WA) Sep 1, 1930, Page 3. Image sourced & downloaded from Trove – National Library of Australia.tbn_aus_bellmont_1_west_australian_wa_sep_1_1930_page_3.jpg
3 Salesmen required. West Australian (WA) Oct 9, 1930, Page 18. Image sourced & downloaded from Trove – National Library of Australia.tbn_aus_bellmont_2_west_australian_wa_oct_9_1930_page_18.jpg
Bellmont Liquidated. West Australian (WA) Jan 13, 1931, Page 9. Image sourced & downloaded from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_bellmont_3_west_australian_wa_jan_13_1931_page_9.jpg

  
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