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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:52:06 PM on 11 January 2019.
Crackle's avatar
 Location: Basildon, UK
 Member since 11 January 2019
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Hi, I have just joined to see what is happening in the vintage radio world "down under".
My name is Mike, I specialise in collecting STC, Kolster Brandes (KB) and ITT radios that were sold in the UK.
Here is a link to my website where you can see my collection and other items of interest about KB http://www.kbmuseum.org.uk/

thanks
Mike


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:06:07 PM on 11 January 2019.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
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Welcome to V-R.

Your website is a credit to you. I was not familiar with Kolster Brandes. Are all of those radios pictured in your personal collection? If so, then it's very impressive!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:59:59 PM on 11 January 2019.
Crackle's avatar
 Location: Basildon, UK
 Member since 11 January 2019
 Member #: 2320
 Postcount: 8

Hi
Yes every thing is in my collection unless the image is a smaller B&W one, I think there are about 4 radios where I have used a B&W image to link to the Radio Museum.


I wonder why my link does not work in my first post,

Mike


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:56:19 PM on 11 January 2019.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I wonder why my link does not work in my first post

URLs on here take some time to become clickable. I gather it's a security feature.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:02:23 PM on 11 January 2019.
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 Location: Basildon, UK
 Member since 11 January 2019
 Member #: 2320
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KB started in the UK as Brandes around 1924 and changed name to Kolster Brandes around 1928

Just before the war KB became part of Standard Telephones & Cables (STC) which in turn was part of the massive ITT organisation.
KB made specific radios for export to places like Africa, India the Far East and Americas.
I would be interested to know how many of these made it to Australia and which models.

I know STC was fairly big in Australia, although your STC was almost certainly owned by ITT, the same as many of the companies bearing the name Standard, your STC models did not seem to be duplicated much here in the UK.
I have one of your STC models in my collection. https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stcaus_capri_5101.html

Mike


 
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
 Member since 18 November 2016
 Member #: 2012
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Hello Mike.
Thank you. What a great collection!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:04:49 PM on 19 January 2019.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Yes Crackle, that STC would have been one of the last made by STC when they got out of consumer radio and TV in the early '60s.

It looks like a "bits and pieces" model, that dial surround first appeared on a radiogram.

The last STC "Bantam" is much more interesting with its intersecting box shape.

At about that time STC made a range of TVs with PCBs, simplified design (and poor performance) in an attempt to survive the Credit Squeeze that killed off a number of manufacturers. Forgettable designs they were.


 
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