COMPANION 55BC

Manufactured for Johns Ltd by Wellmade Ltd in about 1945.

5-valve broadcast band radio from Johns Ltd in Auckland.

Valves (5): 6SA7, 6SK7, 6SQ7, 6V6G, 6X5G

Chassis Notes:

Note: 6V6G and, particularly unusual, 6X5G (not GT types) specified.

General Construction Notes for Wellmade Ltd: Radios made for Johns in the 30's were often available in AC, DC or Battery. DC, because large tracts of Auckland (where Johns and Wellmade were situated) were powered from DC plants.