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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:13:41 PM on 17 January 2019.
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I have just bought, but have not taken delivery of as yet, of an Oceanic Multi band receiver it is a transistor radio and not working. Do not know what model. Was not going to buy any more radios but what can you do!
Does anyone know where they came from? I may require a circuit diagram down the track.
Regards Jimb

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'Oceanic' was a house brand use by Mick Simmons Sports Stores for its radios back in the 1920s and 1930s.

Does your transistor set simply say Oceanic, or is it perhaps Trans-oceanic? Any other brand of model hints inside?

As usual, good photos can help in identification.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:00:59 PM on 17 January 2019.
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It just says Oceanic. Bought it on eBay will know more when I receive it. It is probably Japanese.
Regards Jimb.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 3:11:18 AM on 18 January 2019.
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Oceanic was I believe a French subsidiary of ITT
Below is a French to English translation done by Google of this page from the Radio Museum.

Name: Océanic, ITT Océanic; Paris (F)
Abbreviation: oceanic
Products: Model types

Radio-Electric Constructions Océanic S.A.
6 Rue Gît-le-Coeur, Paris 6th (1946)
17 rue des Boulets, Paris 11th (1948)

Oceanic Radio-Television S.A.
119 Rue de Montreuil, Paris 11th (1958)

ITT Oceanic
119 Rue de Montreuil, Paris 11th (1969)

Oceanic S.A.

The French manufacturer sells robust and innovative Océanic models. The design brought to the 40 models and the notoriety coming from the commercials establish Océanic as one of the French leader.
Founded: 1944

Océanic-Radio was founded in July 1944 by Roger Toutain. [1]

Integrated in 1966 within the global group ITT, Océanic multiplies the technical innovations as well as the advertisements. The range of televisions Océanic develops by always proposing robustness and innovation. Océanic thanks to his research develops very early the flat screens, like its extra-flat rectangular screen illustrated by Savignac.

In 1987 Nokia buys the Océanic brand. With Océanic, Nokia becomes the third largest consumer electronics manufacturer in Europe. Océanic is exported beyond France and its French distribution circuit is growing.

In 1992, Océanic is present in the upscale, namely televisions with NICAM digital stereo audio. Océanic announces since 1993 the introduction of televisions in the 16 / 9th format (including one of 91 cm) while being one of the first manufacturers to launch its R & D teams on the future HD (High Definition). Intensive communication continues thanks to brilliant advertisers (including Gérard Jugnot) in the 90s, with landmark TV campaigns. Océanic even sponsors the Paris Open tennis tournament.

In 1990 Oceanic S.A. was a subsidiary of the Swedish company AB Electrolux. [2]

2005: Océanic makes a comeback to market a range of flat screens, both LCD and Plasma, as well as "convergent" products like the Ocean DVB-T 700, a digital TV, receiver and TNT portable adapter.

2008: Océanic always represents reliability and innovation. Océanic offers as always the guarantee of referencing and reputation for a complete range of flat screens but also of photoframe, and tele devices.

Some information taken from website aristide.fr

[1]: The Electric Wave, Journal of Societies, 1967
[2]: International Electronics Directory '90, p. 382

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:06:30 AM on 18 January 2019.
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Hi Crackle.
Thank you for the very informative article.I bought this radio on eBay Australia yesterday and have not taken delivery of it yet. Will update this after I receive it.
Regards Jimb.

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