The Companion Ascot was manufactured for Johns Ltd by Wellmade Ltd in 1936, it was in production for 2 years.

The main console cabinet option for the 1936-37 range.

Sets available in the Ascot cabinet, according to the Johns catalogue:

Companion 55 Dual Wave (5-valve AC or DC)
Companion 65 Broadcast (6-valve AC or DC)
Companion 65 All-Wave (6-valve AC or DC)

Companion De-Luxe (6-valve Battery All-Wave)
Companion Motex (5-valve Battery All-Wave)

Technical Information

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.