The Companion model 53 was manufactured for Johns Ltd by Wellmade Ltd in 1933.

5-valve broadcast band radio

1933 Companion  model 53
1933 Radio Guide

Technical Information

Valves (5):

General Construction Notes for Wellmade Ltd:

Radios made for Johns in the 30's were often available in AC, DC or Battery. The inclusion of DC power options was because large tracts of Auckland (where Johns and Wellmade were situated) were supplied by DC power generation.