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Automatic Radio Mfg. Co.; Boston (MA)

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Name: Automatic Radio Mfg. Co.; Boston (MA)    (USA)  
Brand:
Air Master || ARC || Automaster || Autorola || Autu-Rola || Blue Bird || Tom Thumb
Abbreviation: automatic
Products: Model types
Summary:

Automatic Radio Mfg. Co., inc.: 122 Brookline Avenue, Boston, Mass.
Trade names: Air Master, ARC, Auto-Rola, Automaster, Bluebird, Tom Thumb

Founded: 1920
Closed: 1957
History:
Automatic Radio Mfg. Boston - Massachusetts [1920-1957] Automatic Radio Manufacturing Co., famous for the "Tom Thumb" series of radios started in the 1920's and manufactured radios into the 1950's. Automatic made all sorts of radios from wood, to Bakelite and two models made of Catalin. The Tom Thumb name fits perfectly, as both of the Catalin radios made by the company are some of the smallest radios ever made during the 1930's.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  55 175    
USA  50 TV-P490 6AU6  B/w Televison Receiver with 7" kinescope round CRT with electrostatic deflection. Tunes... 
USA  63 DX-4101A   This radio DX-4101A was in a 1964 Dodge Polara 500 with a 12 volt battery. It was manuf... 
USA  40 unknown Table Top [5 Tube AC/DC]    
USA  39 Tom Thumb Pee Wee    
USA  39 unknown Table Top [5 Tube Bakelite]   Brown or painted bakelite. 
USA  34 Tom Thumb Junior   Brown or black bakelite. 
USA  31 Midget [4 Tube]    
USA  59 CL-61 12BE6  The Automatic Radio CL-61 is a AC operated 5 tube AM receiver with electric clock. Has ap... 
USA  37 unknown Table Top [World Map Dial]   Brown bakelite with world map dial. 
USA  40 unknown Table Top [6 Tube]    
USA  40 unknown Table Top [5 Tube Phono]    

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Forum contributions about this manufacturer/brand
Automatic Radio Mfg. Co.; Boston (MA)
Threads: 1 | Posts: 4
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Unknown model
Meyer Rochwerger
07.Apr.08
  1 I have a bunch of photos of a "AUTOMATIC" radio to upload but don't know what model it is.
Help me to identify it please.
Here are some of the pics.

Thanks,
Meyer
Bernhard Nagel
07.Apr.08
  2
Your photos shows probably this model C60X. Only difference to me is the dial. The labelling of BC frequencies is reversed compared with your picture. The tube line-up is missing at the model page, this should be altered.

Hope this will help.

Regards,
Bernhard Nagel
Meyer Rochwerger
08.Apr.08
  3 Hello Bernhard !!

It's not the same. If you look at the rear picture and compare with the schematics you'll see that the layout of the components dont match.
For your appreciation, I attached a  picture with both layouts.
Note the I.F. transformers size and position, tubes and other elements.

My best wishes,

Meyer
Carl Travis
22.Aug.08
  4

Hello Meyer,

Can you post the tube complement?

Carl

 
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