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History of the manufacturer  

Johns Ltd., (Wellmade Ltd.); Auckland

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Name: Johns Ltd., (Wellmade Ltd.); Auckland    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: johns-ltd
Products: Model types

Johns Ltd., Chancery Street, Auckland, NZ.

They started as importing agency for Hammarlund-Roberts, USA, selling their kitsets, but also completely assembled kits.

Johns Ltd established the Wellmade factory in 1928.

They commenced using the brand name “Well-Mayde” which appeared on a nameplate on the chassis. The brand name “Companion” was used on the front.

Later Wellmade Tradenames: Altona, Ace, Daventry, Fidelity, Kiwi, Meniwave and Wellmade.

Founded: 1920
Closed: 1957

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Thiel.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  28 Hammarlund-Roberts Junior A409  Hammarlund-Roberts Junior was also available as a kit which it originally was. But Johns L...