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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:27:27 PM on 12 August 2017.
Aimee Susol's avatar
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Hi All,

Super newbie to this forum and wanting to call upon your expertise to ask what this is? All I know is its a Kingsley made in Melbourne.

Thank you in advance Smile

Kingsley Radiogram
Kingsley Radiogram


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:31:22 PM on 12 August 2017.
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If it's a valve set, knowing the valve line-up (i.e. types of valves) in it can often aid in identification.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:29:16 AM on 13 August 2017.
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Photos uploaded.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:56:38 AM on 13 August 2017.
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Hi Aimee
Very nice unit for the Mid century and Retro fans.
Im a 1950s collector. Your unit is very similar to the HG Palmer model I have in the shed.
BSR turntable though, I prefer Garrard.
The plastic Dial your missing ,someone here might have a Dial if you measure it up. The Veneer is Tiger stripes and it will be Queensland Walnut in the true cut. Very common in the 50s and 60s on TVs and radiograms..
Nice unit with a classic low line 60s look and splade legs.
At a guess I would say 63, 64

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:11:00 AM on 13 August 2017.
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How do you know its made in Melbourne? Later model Kingsley gear was made in Sydney I believe.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 2:03:56 AM on 13 August 2017.
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There was factory in Melbourne.
According to the Net anyway.
But this model I have not seen before although it looks identical to the a 1964 precedent even the badges look Precedent.
I know that GE sold stereograms under other names.
HG Palmer was one of them.
There may have been a lot of re branding units going on.

Nock & Kirby maybe????

Where do you get it!!!!😆
Who remembers that ? Not just me surely!

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 4:55:09 AM on 13 August 2017.
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Yeah I have a couple of Kingsley radios and I know they started initially in Melbourne and production started in Sydney later down the track. I think all production moved to Sydney but I could be wrong.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 7:11:00 AM on 13 August 2017.
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Hi Aimee,

Your Kingsley radiogram is a model KG542 from 1967. Price when first sold was $90.

It only has three valves (types unknown) and presumably the radio tuner part is solid-state (transistors). This is unless there is 1 valve for each audio channel, 1 valve for the tuner & a solid-state rectifier.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 7:57:33 AM on 13 August 2017.
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From Radiomuseum, courtesy of Sirwin:

QUOTE: Kingsley radio was founded by Howard Kingsley Love in 1931 after leaving Radiovision (Aust) Pty Ltd. During World War Two they moved from Spring St Melbourne to a larger factory at St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.
After the war, another factory was opened in Petersham, Sydney due to the majority of Australia's electronics industry being in Sydney. However, in 1948 Howard Love died from heart failure due to overwork and stress. Shortly after, Kingsley Radio was closed down.

Howard Kingsley Love (1896-1948).

Served as a lieutenant in the AIF during WW1 and later as a pilot in the Australian Flying Corps. He was shot down behind German Lines and became a POW until the war ended.

He was foundation member of the Wireless Institute of Australia. He developed the “Ferrotune” dust iron core tuning unit. As a qualified amateur (VK3BM) was part of a group that was first to bounce radio waves off the moon, this enabling the first accurate measurement of the distance from earth to the moon.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 8:10:14 AM on 13 August 2017.
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1967 ? Monochrome.
That surprised me.
Because that style was old by then. All my splade leg models are about 1964.,TV ,Airistone radiogram, HG radiogram,kingsley record player,
If it is 67 ,then it is very old styling compared to other models of 67.
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 8:58:13 AM on 13 August 2017.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:44:18 AM on 13 August 2017.
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Yeah, thats amazing!
So out of date compared to other Stereograms of 67,even the colour.
Did you see the price of the TVs etc.
500, lot of money in 67! No wonder I'm still finding them in peoples Garages and old houses!

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 12:16:26 PM on 13 August 2017.
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There are a few in various states of disrepair in my container, I would like to see them out of there. A couple belong to a collector but I thing they are dump saves & he has no space to hold them (which is why they are here) & I am about to have an anti-bower bird event.

75% of the space in some sheds is taken up with other peoples stuff / junk / furniture & a lot of it like transformers/ failed electrical appliances etc. that will never get used &needs to be converted to cash as scrap metal.

If anyone needs a 32V 20A battery charger Transformer that by its size & weight, is continuous rated. I have one that is decoration. Primary current 5A. Would need a decent regulator to tame it.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 4:55:55 PM on 13 August 2017.
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To everyone who has commented above, thank you very much for your info and for taking the time (also thanks for the photo uploads). I picked it up at the tip the other week for $10, plugged her in at home and now get to listen to Macca on 774 every Sunday morning Smile Would be awesome to get the knob if anyone has one out there?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 8:09:35 PM on 13 August 2017.
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This thread has led me to do a bit of research on Kingsley, the company making radiograms during the 1960's.

As a result I am not entirely convinced that this company has anything to do with the earlier Kingsley Love incarnation that is referred to in a previous post.

From what I have so far gathered, this particular company was around for about ten years, between 1960 & 1970.

Their first factory was at 75 Budd St, Collingwood. They moved in 1966 to larger factory premises that was most likely built for them at 58A Gipps St, Collingwood. Both buildings still survive.

Their most popular model was the RKR, made between 1962 & 1970, which has been mentioned in this forum on numerous occasions.


 
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