ProvenanceThe Admiral Television belonged to the mother of donor Trish Reivyts. A sticker on the back of the television indicates that it was purchased from Hills Telefix. Hills Telefix began in the early 1950s when they began sellling, delivering and installing televisions and antennas across South Australia. From 1964 the showroom relocated to Port Rd, Hindmarsh.SignificanceAdmiral Australia operated as producers of televisions from their Bankstown, NSW plant from the 1950s until the early 1960s. Admiral Australia were an American subsidiary who used their American knowledge to position themselves as the more expensive and superior television. This black and white admiral Imperial 800 was purchased from Hills Telefix whose current incorporation is Telefix Australia located on South Rd.Description24 inch black and white television with stereo speakers.
Television mounted in a brown wooden cabinet with the TV positioned centrally and speakers either side. Two knobs are located either side of the television at the top of the cabinet. It is supported by four black wooden legs and has a Deluxe Admiral plaque below the TV screen, and another plaque stating Imperial 800. The back of the cabinet has antenna connections, electric plug ins and power supply as labelled and a sticker stating 'as of Nov 1964, Hills Telefix will be moving to Port Rd, Hindmarsh, call 46 36 32 for assistance'.AcknowledgementDate of CreationBetween 1st January 1960 and 31st December 1964Date of UsageAccession NumberHT 2016.2033
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