The Companion model 57BC was manufactured for Johns Ltd by Wellmade Ltd in 1937.

5-valve broadcast set

Technical Information

Valves (5): 6A8, 6K7, 6Q7, 6F6, 5Y3

Frequency Bands: 1

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.