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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:44:42 AM on 22 September 2014.
Airzone's Gravatar
 Location: Maclean, NSW
 Member since 30 May 2008
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Does anyone here have any info on Hollingsworth Radios.
The only things I can find is a couple of models on Radio Museum. No pictures or circuits.

The HRSA listing shows the brand as :
New Systems Telephones Pty Ltd - Sydney (Dist)
and
Manufactured by James Mfg. Co Ltd - Leichhardt, Sydney

Peter


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:45:28 AM on 22 September 2014.
MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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NST Hollingsworth radios were around from about 1932 to 1936. I have only ever seen one in the flesh years ago.

There are a few pictures of them in Trove. Here is the best one:-

Hollingsworth Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:41:02 PM on 22 September 2014.
Airzone's Gravatar
 Location: Maclean, NSW
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OK, thanks for the reply
Peter


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:42:54 PM on 26 May 2015.
Robert69's avatar
 Location: Western Victoria, VIC
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Interestingly, I have recently been restoring a Hollingsworth radio (seen in another thread here) which needed a mains transformer with 2.5 volt heater windings, and the right size to fit where the one in my set was missing. I went to my store room and searched through a lot of dusty / rusty chassis and finally found a suitable transformer. When I brought the chassis in side I noticed many similarities with the chassis I was repairing, including the use of block capacitors made in Germany! After finding this post I can now say with 100% certianty that the 'donor' chassis is a Hollingsworth from the above console - it even has the original identical knobs fitted. How incredible is it to find 2 rare radios in the same place - I haven't been able to find any further info on the brand, so they must be quite rare?


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Robert

 
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