The Companion model 55BC was manufactured for Johns Ltd by Wellmade Ltd in 1948.

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

1948 Companion 55BC
Auckland Star, 31 March 1948

Technical Information

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

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

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. The inclusion of DC power options was because large tracts of Auckland (where Johns and Wellmade were situated) were supplied by DC power generation.