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Gilfillan Bros.Inc.; Los Angeles (CA)

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Name: Gilfillan Bros.Inc.; Los Angeles (CA)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: gilfillan
Products: Model types

In the November 1924 The Radio Trade Directory under the heading manufacturers of Vacuum Tube Sets on page 80, and again in the August 1926 edition of the McGraw-Hill Radio Trade Catalog, the Gilfillan Brothers company was located at 1815 West 16th Street in Los Angeles, California.

In November of 1932 Gilfillan took over the name and line of the Willard Radio Company.

Gilfillan Brothers Inc.; 1815 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (according to an add in April 1944 in "Proceedings of the I.R.E.) - Trade name Gilfillan. Made also radios for Jackson-Bell Company in Los Angeles, Silvertone etc.

Gilfillan is now the ITT's radar division.
1942 Gilfillan Brothers Inc. was selected to produce the first Ground Control Approach (GCA) radar. The first pre-production radar system was completed the following year and was instrumental in the success of the Berlin Airlift - landing planes at the rapid rate of one per minute

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  36/37 5TC    
USA  36/37 X   Remote control mounts available for steering column and under the dash only. 
USA  41/42 106 for 1942    
USA  41/42 P5    
USA  35/36 53-A 77  The material is mirror. 
USA  42 6H    
USA  36 723    
USA  35/36 96 6C5   
USA  41/42 9T    
USA  36/37 831-T   Tuning eye. 
USA  41/42 F6    
USA  46 56B-CB [chrome face; wood] 12BE6  Alternative tube assembly: 12BE6 12BA6 12AT6 50B5 35W4 or 35Z5GT Of the Gilfillan 5... 


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