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Dominion Radio & Electrical Corp. Ltd (Dreco), Philco; Auckland

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Name: Dominion Radio & Electrical Corp. Ltd (Dreco), Philco; Auckland    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: philco
Products: Model types
Summary:

The Dominion Radio & Electrical Corp. Ltd (Dreco) of Auckland was founded to manufacture Philco branded radios following the cessation of imports from the USA. They also manufactured radios, radiograms and television sets with the "La Gloria", "Majestic", "Dreco" and "Picturama" brands.

Founded: 1938
Closed: 1974
Production: 1938 - 1974
History:
The Dominion Radio & Electrical Corp. Ltd of Auckland was founded in 1938 to manufacture "Philco" radios. They started in a very small way, occupying an old house in Wellesley Street, Auckland, employing but eight people. Within a couple of years, production had moved to a factory in Newmarket, Auckland. In 1955 the move was made to a new factory in Otahuhu, Auckland. At this time, the brand "La Gloria" was introduced. The production of "Philco" brand radios greatly decreased after this time and ended in 1961, to be replaced by the "Majestic" brand.
Dreco merged with Bell Radio-Television Corp. in 1974.

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  47 200 7A8  Case similar to US Philco model 39-3A1A (1938) but different tuning scale & chassis. 
NZ  54 1224   "De luxe Dual Wave Table Radiogram with 3-speed Automatic Record Changer". Price £69/10/-. 
NZ  51 203   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  54 960   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  54 853   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  54 806   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  51 354   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  54 804   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  51 622 7S7  This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  54 672   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  54 613   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 
NZ  53 761   This model appears in a list compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history ... 

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