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Mullard Radio Company (Australia) Ltd.; Sydney

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Name: Mullard Radio Company (Australia) Ltd.; Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: mullard
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer

Mullard Radio Company (Australia) Ltd.
35 Clarence Street, Sydney (1932)

Associated with Mullard London. Known as manufacturer of radios and tubes. Mullard radios sold in Australia from 1937 to 1939 were made by Airzone 1931 Ltd and from 1939 (there is some overlap) to 1954 by Philips Australia. The Mullard name was discontinued for radios after 1954. 

Production: 1935 - 1954

According to John W. Stokes' More Golden Age of Radio (NZ, 1990), p.50, Mullard changed their name to Fleetwood in 1955.

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  53–55 Souvenir MAS1002 6AN7  Based on Philips model Minstrel 4 138 Colours available in Walnut, Burgundy, White, Ivo... 
AUS  47 Meteor 600 ECH35  Radio front designed as a Meteor shower. See also Philips version, Radioplayer Model 100. 
AUS  37 Master 50 Ch= 520 6A7   
AUS  50–52 MAS1001 6AN7  Colours available in Walnut, Burgundy & Brown. Ivory, Green & Blue cases 12/6 (twe... 
AUS  39 Mullardette 42 6D8G  This set uses the same chassis as the Airzone model 456. This model was available in a Ba... 
AUS  39 43 EK2G  This radio's chassis is the same as the Philips model 1941. 
AUS  39 43A EK2G  This model tunes to 1600 kHz whereas the model 43 tunes only to 1520 kHz. This set uses t... 
AUS  37 Master 70 6A7   
AUS  36/37 Master 40 Ch= 402 6A7  Same chassis as Airzone model 452. 
AUS  37 Master 41 Ch= 403 1C6  Uses same chassis as Airzone model 453. 
AUS  37 Master 51 Ch= 529 EK2  Uses same chassis as Airzone model 569. 
AUS  39 61 6U7G  This radio uses the same chassis as the Philips model 2252. 


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

Mullard Master range of radios from 1937.tbn_aus_mullard_1937_magazine_advert.jpg
Mullard Australia Tube advertisement from "West Australian Wireless News" magazine 1932tbn_aus_mullard_1932_tube_advert.jpg
AUS Mullard Blackburn factorytbn_aus_mullard_blackburn_factory.jpg
Mullard 1940 Dual Band radios. Wireless Weekly May 4, 1940, page 25. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_mullard_wireless_weekly_may_4_1940_page_25.jpg
Radio Trade Annual 1938, Pages 1 & 2.tbn_aus_musllard_rta_39_pages_1_2.jpg

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Mullard Radio Company (Australia) Ltd.; Sydney
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Mullard factory
Toni Gutiérrez García

The Mullard factory in Blackburn occupies an area of 45 acres. Most of Mullard's receiving valves are produced there. To achieve the highest level of quality control, in the primary stages of production, glass and filaments are also manufactured here.

Behind the Mullard brand, there is Britain's largest and most modern industrial complex, in valve, picture tubes and semiconductors.
The Mullard complex is made up of 14 industrial production centers, many of them located among the most advanced in the world; a central electronics laboratory, employing some eight hundred researchers, and the "Center for Electronics" as it is known in Britain, the organization's true headquarters. Mullard is endorsed by the prestige of its high quality and high performance.

Detlef Boeder

I was interested in what the terrain around Blackburn looks like today. Whether the buildings are still standing. Oriented to the residential buildings, i found only this section. The street and arrangement of the houses fits. The factory buildings no longer exist. I don't think today's picture is 100% suitable, but if someone finds a better one around Blackurn, I can delete it. I couldn't find a more suitable site.


Thank you Gerhard,

Ok, I hadn't found it. An administrator can then delete my wrong picture.

Unfortunately I can't do it myself.

Best regards,





Gerhard Wickern

Hello Mr. Boeder,

 I searched the net for additional information on Mullard radio valve and found that the plant was located at Whitebirk. There I found this aerial view:

This comes much closer to the arrangement of houses on the old picture.


Kind Regards

Gerhard Wickern

Mullard Radio Company (Australia) Ltd.; Sydney
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