Tasma mantle radio

Made by Thom & Smith in Mascot, New South Wales, 1946.

This Tasma radio has one of the most distinctive cabinet designs for an Australian mantle radio from this period. It is Tasma’s most recognised radio design and has been nicknamed the ‘bread loaf’.


Radio receiver, Tasma model 1010, Bakelite / glass / fabric / electronic components, designed and made by Thom & Smith Ltd, Mascot, New South Wales, Australia, 1946

Brown Bakelite radio with six moulded horizontal lines that extend over the speaker. Curved square speaker section and matching curved square frequency dial. Three control knobs below dial. Centre of dial features a red map of the world. 'Tasma' winged logo at centre front of radio.


212 mm
327 mm
180 mm


Designed and manufactured by 'Tasma' Thom & Smith Ltd, Mascot, New South Wales, Australia in 1946.
Thom & Smith 1946


This radio was collected between the late 1940s and the late 1960s when the donor was an active radio electronic engineer operating a business from home building and repairing radios. The donor accumulated a collection of radios, valves, radio journals and assorted electrical engineering material over a lifetime.
1940 - 1969


Gift of David W Hain, 2007
15 February, 2007

Cite this Object

Tasma mantle radio 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 November 2017, <https://ma.as/362294>
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