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Kilcoy RSL


Kilcoy RSL


While passing through Kilcoy (Qld) again just recently, one stopped at the local RSL Club (as one does) for a refresher and ran into Fred Thomason again. Fred, as you might remember from our last issue, has a great hoard of old thermionic valves as well as a heap of other stuff from the days when valves ruled the radio game.


If you’re looking for any of that old stuff, give Fred a ring on 07 5422 0443 – he should be able to help.


Fred also has a huge collection of old “The Australasian Radio World” magazines, dating back to the late 1940’s early 1950’s, all in excellent condition. We borrowed a bunch and here are some interesting adverts and articles from those years.


Austraian Radio College advert











See Rupe, told you!!!!


Mullard Valves


Satisfies like no other!!!


Radio circuit


We know there are a lot of you out there who are just aching to build an “Acoustic Compensated” Superhet  (does that mean it’s got AGC??) – well, worry no more, here’s the circuit….


The Britannic Superhet












Variable Selectivity - does mean you can actually tune it?  Well, goodness gracious me, can you believe that??


What a break though.....


Rola speakers


Move over BOSE – here’s the real stuff,

and as Lance Haywood used to say, “How Hi is the Fi”


The Ultimate radio


Actually - I'd love one!!!!


Medicine anybody???


Peter Forster reckons he was born too late for the good medicines. He used to think that our ancestors’ average short life span of 45-50 years was due to the harsh lifestyle. In reality it would seem that they were getting high and sparkin' out early. Any excuse to get to the medicine cabinet. Bayer's Heroin


Have a look at some of these:



Bayer 's Heroin.  


A bottle of Bayer's heroin. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with strong cough. 



Coca wine

Coca Wine:


Metcalf Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines on the market which had cocaine as an ingredient. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment. 



Mariani wine:

 Mariani wine

Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal. 


Maltine was produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company  of  New  York . It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should take half a glass. 


Well, if it's good enough for the Pope - it's gotta be good!!!!



C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany) were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.  Kaltine Wine



Opium was prescribed for Asthma:  



Cocaine tablets  (circa 1900). All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have these tablets to help them put on their best performance. It was said to be great to "smooth" the voice.  Cocaine drops



Cocaine drops were prescribed for toothache and were very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children happy! 



Opium for new-borns.  I'm sure this would make them sleep well, not Stickney and Poorsonly did this medicine contain Opium, but was also 46% alcohol!!!!! 



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