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Supersonic (Chassay Bros), Bulawayo, SR

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Name: Supersonic (Chassay Bros), Bulawayo, SR    (ZW)  
Abbreviation: supersonic
Products: Model types
Summary:

Pieter de Kock: In (then) Rhodesia, the 'Supersonic' company was successful designing and manufacturing portable radios, car radios and also some gram radios from the middle 1950s to the 1980s. Now the country is called Zimbabwe.

History:
The founder(s) appear to have been involved in 1948 with the design of the Ever Ready Model J or "Saucepan Special" while working as staff member of the Northern Rhodesia (NR) Radio Services in Lusaka.
Later the company uses "Supersonic" as a brand and is Chassay Bros. (Private) Ltd. in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (SR) and produces Transistor sets.
Today (2012) there is still a "Supersonic Radio" at 69 Josiah Chinamano Rd, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Many "Linkedin" profiles list "Supersonic Radio" as a former Employer in the late 1960s. There was also a Supersonic Radio, Livingstone, Zambia at least in late 1960's / 70's


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
ZW  66 Concorde De Luxe PR83    
ZW  64/65 3 Band Radiogram PRG83   Incorporating a  BSR Monarch GU7 mains/battery record deck 
ZW  56 Chief D25 DK92  B104 combo batttery pack, external to the radio. External aerial and earth required ... 
ZW  64/65 Conquest PR80 (P.R. 80) AF102  Wave bands: MW 540 - 1600 kc SW1 3.2 - 9.8 Mc SW2 11.7 - 21.8 Mc FM/VHF 87.5 -... 
ZW  52 D1 ECH42  SW1: 45 ... 91m SW2: 24 ... 43m MW: 530 ... 1600kHz Made in Southern Rhodesia by Supe... 
ZW  60 D34 2N407  16/33/45/78 rpm 
ZW  65 Conquest PR80C AF102   
ZW  72 Conqueror PR103 AF102  SW 1: 1.7 ... 4 MHz SW 2: 4.7 ... 9.9 MHz SW 3: 11.5 ... 21.8 MHz 
ZW  90 AR154    
ZW  72 Cassette Adaptor ACM152    
ZW  68 AR125 II    
ZW  72 Champion PR141   Dimensions approximate from ruler across width and height only. Including knobs. Exte... 

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