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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  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  62 1ST622A Ch=9304-10 6DT8  This is an interesting Magnavox console.  The unit has a 9300 series power amp, a tun... 
USA  56 Ch= CR724 6BZ6  AC Operated FM-AM Superheterodyne Receiver.  
USA  58 Belvedere [Version 2]   The Magnvox Belvedere (version 2) is a hi-fidelity phonograph. See also, ealier version... 
USA  57 MV353R   The Magnavox MV353R is a television, AM/FM radio, and record changer combination. It has t... 
USA  57 Hi-Fi Phonograph 410   The Magnavox 410 Hi-Fi Phonograph has four speakers, including a 15-inch bass reflex, and ... 
USA  57 Videorama MV144L   The Magnavox Videorama MV144L is a television with four speakers and a mahogany finish. 

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