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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  70 6 Transistor 1-AM-60   Magnavox Pocketable AM Receiver Model 1-AM-60. Frequency Range 535 - 1605 kHz ... 
USA  55/56 FM 16 style R197812 Ch= CR724 6BA6  For Magnavox FM 16 see also FM 16.1 and different styles and - see also SAMS 339 folder... 
USA  85 AC-DC Operation - Radio Cassette Recorder - One Chip - Integ D7180   Compare with the several Philips D7180 country versions! 
USA  65 Battery Charger 701233-1   Leather carrying box with built-in charger for a Eveready 561 rechargeable battery. 
USA  47 Provincial 152B 6SK7  Six AM station presets. Loop antenna. 125 W power consumption. Noted versio... 
USA  70 Power Transistor - Wanderer FM-806   FM: 87 - 108 MHz, AM-MW: 540 - 1600 KHz, cycle scale, earphones jack. Made in Japan. 
USA  89 BX3912 CH01   Magnavox 5" Portable TV with AM/FM Radio Model BX3912. VHF LO (2 - 6), VHF HI (7... 
USA  50 Chairside 236M Ch= CR-226 6BA6  3-way Automatic Phonograph. 
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   

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