Radio made by Stromberg-Carlson

Made by Stromberg-Carlson in Sydney, 1946.

The Stromberg-Carlson is a fine example of an Australian designed and manufactured radio from the early post war period. Many manufacturers were reducing the size and increasing the performance from their radio designs at this time.


Radio receiver, Stromberg-Carlson 5A26 mantle, Bakelite / glass / electronic components / fabric, designed and made by Stromberg-Carlson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946

Mottled brown Bakelite radio with curved shape, two speakers with five bar speaker grilles. Left-to-right frequency dial at top with frequencies printed in red and white, knight's head logo at left end. Knight's head badge and two control knobs in centre between speakers. Additional knob on left end of body. 'Stromberg-Carlson' printed on blue line on frequency dial. Maker's name and model on back.


360 mm
215 mm
170 mm


Designed and manufactured by Stromberg-Carlson, 1946.
Stromberg-Carlson 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

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Radio made by Stromberg-Carlson 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 March 2017, <>
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