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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

(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

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 Stereo 1500   Stereo receiver. 
USA  59–62 Concert Grand 1ST800F French Provincial Ch=61-01, 82-01-00 (x2), 700832-1, 70084 6CY5  The Magnavox Concert Grand 1ST800F French Provincial is an AM/FM Stereo Phonograph console... 
USA  53 Ch= AMP 147 AA 6AN8A  Chassis only probably from a HiFi phonograph.  Believed to be similar to existing mod... 
USA  56 Ch= CR-714AA 6BZ6  MAGNAVOX CHASSIS CR-714AA is a AC Operated  AM - FM Superheterodyne Receiver . &nb... 
USA  56 Ch= U19-02AA 19 Series 4BC8  The Magnavox chassis U19-02AA 19 Series is a b/w TV with US standard VHF Tuner channels 2 ... 
USA  56 Ch= U19-01AA 19 Series 4BC8  The Magnavox chassis U19-01AA 19 Series is a b/w TV with US standard VHF Tuner channels 2 ... 
USA  58 Deluxe Manhattan 21   The Magnavox Deluxe Manhattan 21 is a television with mahagony cabinet. 
USA  63 The Danish Modern 1-ST658   Magnavox Stereo FM and FM/AM Radio Phonograph Model The Danish Modern 1-ST658. 30-Watt St... 
USA  56 Ch= V19-02AA 19 Series 4BC8  The Magnavox chassis V19-02AA 19 Series is a b/w TV with US standard VHF Tuner channels 2 ... 
USA  56 Ch= V19-01AA 19 Series 4BC8  The Magnavox chassis V19-01AA 19 Series is a b/w TV with US standard VHF Tuner channels 2 ... 
USA  57 AMP-162BB 12AT7  Bi-Amping mono console power amplifier; bass: push-pull, high frequency: single-ended. 
USA  68 4-Track Solid State Tape Recorder 1K0884, 1K0885, 701250-2/-3 (Runs 2 and 2SB348  7" Open Reel Tape Recorder, 4 Track mono/stereo. Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 IPS. Soun... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing March 1947 page 68.tbn_rr_mar47_p68.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing March 1947 page 69.tbn_rr_mar47_p69.jpg
1923 adtbn_us_magnavox_varii_adv.jpg
October 1923 Popular Radio advertisement page 35tbn_usa_magnavoad_oct23popularradio.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Oct. 1928, p. 282tbn_usa_magnavox.jpg
Radio Broadcast, May 1922, p. 75tbn_usa_magnavox~~1.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Aug. 1922, p. 359tbn_usa_magnavox_2.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Sep. 1923, p. 439tbn_usa_magnavox_4.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Jan. 1924, p. 263tbn_usa_magnavox_5.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Mar. 1924. p. 439tbn_usa_magnavox_6.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Sep. 1924, p. 437tbn_usa_magnavox_7.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Dec. 1924, p. 301tbn_usa_magnavox_8.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Mar. 1925, p. 941tbn_usa_magnavox~~2.jpg
September 1923 Popular Science magazine advertisement page 121tbn_usa_magnavox_sept1923_popularscience_page_121.jpg
Magnavox Cataolg January 1953tbn_usa_mgnavox_catalog_january_1953.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing October 1928 page 38.tbn_rr_october28_ad_magnavox_p38.jpg