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Warburton, Franki Pty., Ltd.; Sydney, NSW.

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Name: Warburton, Franki Pty., Ltd.; Sydney, NSW.    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: warburton
Products: Model types

Warburton, Franki Pty., Ltd. (1980)
199 Parramatta Rd, Auburn, NSW.
220 Park St, Melbourne, VIC.
13 Chester St, Fortitude Valley, QLD.
322 Grange Rd, Kidman Park, SA.
98 Belgravia St, Belmont, WA.


Electrical contractors, manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler & retailer.
WF Pentagon brand (Radios, Digital Clock Radios, Cassette Radio Recorders - 1977 to 1980).

Founded: 1903

"MESSRS. G.S. WARBURTON and CO., Electrical Engineers, hereby give NOTICE that they taken into Partnership Mr. R.J.N. FRANKI, A.I.E.E., and the business will be carried on from the first of June, 1903, under the style of WARBURTON, FRANKI, and CO., Electrical and General Engineers, 313 Kent-street, Sydney," (SMH, 30/5/1903, P15)

"Warburton, Franki, Limited, has been registered (November 3, 1910) in New South Wales under the Limited Liabilty Act, with a capital of £50,000 in 20,000 cumulative preference shares and 30,000 ordinary shares of £1 each; 250 preference shares, and 16,000 ordinary shares are to be issued to vendors as fully paid-up, and 14,000 ordinary shares held in reserve for future issue. The objects of the company are to acquire the business of Warburton, Franki, and Company, Sydney, electrical and mechanical engineers. The signatures to the registration are those of G.S. Warburton, R.J.N. Franki, C. Mashell, R.M. Mc Anderson, G.E. Rich, Hy. Salwey, and Jas. Marsden. Managing directors: G.S. Warburton and R.J.N. Franki. Registered office, Sydney." (Evening News, Sydney, 4/11/1910, P5)

This manufacturer was suggested by Martin Kent.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  40 25 A Moving Iron Meter   Portable, 25 A moving iron Ammeter. 
AUS  76–78 WF Pentagon 22F26   AM/FM, 11 transistors, 8 diodes, AC/battery portable radio with earphone and batteries. 


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

Warburton Franki Ltd. registered November 1910. The Daily Telegraph (NSW) Nov 5, 1910 P12. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_warburt_the_daily_telegraph_nsw_nov_5_1910_p12.jpg