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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:52:36 PM on 18 January 2017.
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 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 18 January 2017
 Member #: 2044
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My name is Dave and my grandfather (Brian), due to health concerns, has had to up and move out of his home. In the move I managed to save his old radiogram, which I am keen to fix up and restore and play records and listen to the radio! Before I begin phoning and emailing around, I am trying to find some information on his particular unit but there doesn't seem to be too much information readily available. Maybe someone could help me fill in the blanks?

It's a Healing Golden Voice radiogram (receiver model 526S). It looks like it is in perfect condition (doesn't seem to be working when I turn it on though) and was bought in 1961. Was this a popular unit? Are there many still around? Anywhere in Brisbane who could fix it up for me?

Anyway, I'm loving having such a beautiful piece of my grandparents lives in my house!



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Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
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G'day Dave,

Firstly, best not to use the radiogram until it has been serviced. There are several inexpensive electronic components inside that will require replacement before it becomes safe to use. These components do deteriorate over time and they operate at high voltages.

You could try Rudy Transfeld for the repair work. He is in Brisbane and his contact details are in this site's Services Directory.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:04:20 PM on 18 January 2017.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6242

If the purchase year 1961 is confirmed by documentation then member Sirwin might like to update the Radiomusuem site's page for this model.

Also, some good, in focus photos would be useful for Radiomuseum.

As for some history:

"Alfred George Healing started manufacturing bicycles in Bridge Road Richmond, Melbourne in 1907. Radio manufacture started in 1922 and the "Golden Voice" brand was introduced in 1925. At this time Healing were the importers and distributors of Atwater Kent receivers, which ceased in 1930 with the increase in import tariffs. During the 1930s and 1940s at least, the factory address was 167-173 Franklin St. Melbourne.

During World War Two Healing produced equipment for the armed forces, including radar equipment. In 1956 they started the manufacture of television sets. In 1959 the electronics division became part of Rank Industries but continued manufacturing consumer electronics. The Healing brand is still in use."

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