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Magnavox Co.; Fort Wayne (ex Oakland)

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Name: Magnavox Co.; Fort Wayne (ex Oakland)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: magnavox
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer
Summary:

(The) Magnavox Company, Oakland, California, USA has moved to Fort Wayne (IN) when starting to manufacture radios in quantity. Magnavox was in San Francisco up to 1919. After it was bought by Philips it 1980 moved to Tennessee.

Founded: 1910
History:

In 1910 Magnavox started as "Commercial Wireless & Development Company" at Napa, California. Peter L. Jansen, Edwin S. Pridham (both ex Federal Telegraph Company) and Richard O'Connor (finance) formed the company to achieve a sensitive telephone receiver. In 1915 Jensen and Pridham have put a horn to their "telephone receiver with moving-coil system" and then used it as a "Fog-Horn" for the local baseball park (Radio & TV News, February 1959). They called it Magna Vox. They developed a phonograph pickup and made a joint venture with Sonora in 1917 called "Commercial Wireless & Development Company".

They developed the "SE4005 noise-cancelling microphone" for aircraft intercoms. In 1919 Magnavox moved from 526 Mission Street, San Francisco to 14th Street in Oakland and made vacuum-tube power amplifiers. In February 1920 Magnavox introduced a radio speaker, forerunner of the 1921 Model R-3.

1924 Magnavox began also to produce a tube "A" with a special design and a year later also radios.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  68 2P3321    
USA  50 CT252 6AU6  TV Receiver with b7W CRT picture tube is unknown Channels 2 thru 13 Information... 
USA  50 CT253 6AU6  TV Receiver with b7W CRT picture tube is unknown Channels 2 thru 13 Information... 
USA  50 MCT 228 6BH6  TV Receiver with b/w CRT picture tube is unknown Channels 1 thru 13   
USA  92 FM-AM/Cassette Portable Radio Recorder 26   Magnavox FM-AM/Cassette Portable Radio Recorder Model 26. Battery / AC 2-Band Portabl... 
USA  86 AM/FM Cassette Recorder AR496   Magnavox AM/FM Portable Cassette Recorder Model AR496. Battery / AC 2-Band Portable w... 
USA  86 AM/FM Cassette Recorder AR196   Magnavox AM/FM Portable Cassette Recorder Model AR196. Battery / AC 2-Band Portable w... 
USA  46/47 142B CR188C, AMP101B   AM/Short Wave Receiver Phonograph combination. 
USA  50 CT-222 D 6BH6  TV-Receiver 10" Picture Tube. Channels 2 thru 13. Tube V1 alternative 6J6, V2 ... 
USA  50 CT-219 C 6BH6  TV-Receiver 10" Picture Tube. Channels 2 thru 13. Tube V1 alternative 6J6, V2 ... 
USA  50 CT-222 B 6BH6  TV-Receiver 12" Picture Tube. Channels 2 thru 13. Tube V1 alternative 6J6, V2 ... 
USA  50 CT-220 B 6BH6  TV-Receiver 12" Picture Tube. Channels 2 thru 13. Tube V1 alternative 6J6, V2 ... 

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