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Australian General Electric (GE Company Australia Ltd., Associated, AGE, Bandmaster, Hotpoint), Sydney

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Name: Australian General Electric (GE Company Australia Ltd., Associated, AGE, Bandmaster, Hotpoint), Sydney    (AUS)  
alternative name:
General Electric Australia || General Electric Company of Australia Ltd.
Brand: AGE, Sydney || Bandmaster || Hotpoint
Abbreviation: austral-ge
Products: Model types
Summary:

Australian General Electric, or General Electric Company of Australia Ltd.

93 - 95 Clarence Street Sydney, with officers in all states.

BRAND: GE - 1931 to 1934

BRAND: Bandmaster -  1937 on

BRAND: Bandmaster Hotpoint - 1937 on

All radio models between 1931 and the late 1950's were either rebadged or based on AWA models. While the receivers had an AWA chassis the cabinet styling was different to the AWA models. 

Founded: 1920
History:

Australian General Electric Ltd. was owned jointly by General Electric (USA) and Associated Electrical Industries (UK). In the early years, radio sets sold by Australian General Electric (AGE) were made by AWA and carried the label "Bandmaster", later sets from Australian General Electric were sold as "Hotpoint".
Later the company was known as Australian Electrical Industries.

Later because of US anti-trust legislation, GE (USA) had to withdraw from Australia. AGE was then fully owned by Associated Electric Industries (AEI) UK. Another branch of AEI, the UK-based Ediswan-EKCO erected a production plant for radios and TV at Villawood, Sydney, but Ediswan-EKCO (aust) Pty Ltd. closed down in the years following introduction of television in Australia.

This manufacturer was suggested by Martin Bösch.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  41–45 Hotpoint D65ME 6A8G  For the Model D65ME, 5 Valve, AC powered, Superheterodyne, released in February 1941.... 
AUS  47/48 Hotpoint Band-master K55DA 1A7GT  Dual-wave battery powered table radio. See also AWA 511M. 
AUS  47/48 Hotpoint Band-Master M55SV 1M5G  7-Band All-Wave vibrator/battery table radio. See also AWA model 612T. 
AUS  47/48 Hotpoint Band-master M55SB 1M5G  7-Band All-Wave battery powered table radio. See also AWA model 612T. 
AUS  47/48 Hotpoint Band-master K55DB 1A7GT  Dual-wave battery powered table radio. See also AWA model 511M. 
AUS  47/48 Hotpoint Band-master K55DV 1A7GT  Dual-wave vibrator/battery table radio. See also AWA model 511M. 
AUS  55 Hotpoint P65MEP 6BE6  This model has a ferrite rod aerial and a controlled external appliance mains power socket... 
AUS  53/54 W55MGX 6BE6  Same as model W55MG but with a 3-speed record player. 
AUS  47/48 Hotpoint Band-Master H55ME 6A8G  See also AWA Radiola 512-M. 
AUS  53/54 Hotpoint N7 N75DA 1T4  Rebadged AWA model 546P. It appears to be an updated version of Hotpoint model J7. ... 
AUS  26 Receiving Set No. 3   Advertised in June 1926. Possibly made by AWA. 
AUS  48 Hotpoint Bandmaster E56DE    

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

List of products and agents, 1930. From “The Story of a great Australian Industry” A.G.E, 1930.tbn_aus_age_list_of_products_1930.jpg
From “The Australian Women’s Weekly”, August 9, 1941.tbn_aus_age_ad_1941.jpg
From “The Australian Women’s Weekly”, October 23, 1948.tbn_aus_age_ad_1948.jpg
Advertisement for 1933 GE radios. From the Daily News (WA) 3 April 1933, page 11.tbn_aus_ge_advert_dn_3_4_33_p11.jpg
Advert from the Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) 18 April 1935 page 5.tbn_aus_age_ad_bandmaster_smh_18_4_35_p5.jpg
Advertisement from The Sun ( NSW) 8 May 1934, Page 14 announcing the 1934 range of radios with the new Aeroplane-type Dial.tbn_aus_age_ad_sun_8_may_1934_page_14.jpg
July 1925 advert listing branch offices. From Wireless Weekly July 3, 1925, page 43.tbn_aus_age_ad_ww_jul_3_1925_p43.jpg
Wireless Weekly 2nd September 1927tbn_australian_general_electric_co_ww2927.png

  
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