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    I am having difficulty find any information on a Chisholm floor model radio/phonograph. The model #630, as well, model description is ‘Belmontia’. I have researched the popular ‘Belmont’ and the radio in question is definitely not a ‘Belmont’. Chisholm Industries Ltd. was located in Vancouver on Main St., and patent date is 1929 – 1950 inclusive.

    Would you be able to enlighten me with any details of this radio? As a side note, the radio works well.

    Thank you for your assistance

    Gerry O’Hara

    The SPARC radio museum in Coquitlam BC have an ongoing project to develop an exhibit on Chisholm radios. I was one of those involved in undertaking the research and interviewed Jim Chisholm, the son of Edd Chisholm who started up the company under the title ‘Vancouver Radio Laboratories’ before WWII. Unfortunately our research did not produce many schematics or details on specific models – only some brochures, newspaper clippings, photos and the like. I checked through the materials we have and could not find the ‘Belmont’ referenced. If you post a photo of the chassis it may help as many of the models used similar chassis. ‘Abbotsfordgerry’ may be able to shed some light on your set.

    FYI, the production facility moved from Main St out to a purpose-built factory in Port Moody (just over a mile from where I live) – photo taken in the early 1960’s attached. The factory building is still there, address is ‘Electronic Avenue’.


    Download Chisholm Photo Outside Plant.jpg. (Caution: This file may not be virus scanned.)

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