Hot Point ‘Band Master’ radio

Made by Australian General Electric Pty Ltd in Sydney, 1940-1946.

The Hotpoint Bandmaster radio was designed and manufactured by AWA for Australian Electric Industries in the early to mid 1940s. The cabinet styling includes some ornamental elements however the simplicity of the overall form and the use of modern (ply) materials make this radio more suitable for a modern post war interior. The radio includes circuit diagrams and notes on modifications made by the donor in the late 1980s.

Summary

2007/17/8
Radio receiver and document, Hotpoint 'Band master', timber / glass / electronic components / paper, designed and made by AWA for Australian General Electric Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1940-1946, modified by David Hain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1989

Rectangular wooden mantle radio with two strips of pale wood inlaid creating horizontal stripes through middle of square speaker section. Rectangular frequency dial angled upwards below speaker has a control knob on either side. On plastic moulding around dial 'Hotpoint AGE Band-Master'. Additional knob on right end of cabinet.

Hand drawn diagram in black ink. Notes on circuit diagram by David Hain: 'Some changes made, December 1989 to the Hotpoint radio given to me by Beryl.'

Three used capacitors and three electronic components in a plastic bag.

Production

Designed and manufactured by AWA for Australian General Electric Pty. Ltd. 1940-1946.
Australian General Electric Pty Ltd 1940-1946

Source

Gift of David W Hain, 2007

Cite this Object

Hot Point 'Band Master' radio 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 March 2017, <https://ma.as/362327>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/362327 |title=Hot Point 'Band Master' radio |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 March 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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