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Radio Mfg. Engineers, Inc. (RME); Peoria, ILL.

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Name: Radio Mfg. Engineers, Inc. (RME); Peoria, ILL.    (USA)  
Abbreviation: rme-electr
Products: Model types
Summary:

Production of (mainly) Amateur Receivers in the years before and after WWII, later taken over by Electro-Voice.

Founded: 1931
Closed: 1962
Production: 1932 -
History:
In 1931/32 Radio Manufacturing Engineers was founded by E.G. Shalkhauser (W9CI) and Russ M. Planck (W9RGH), they started producing their first receiver RME-9 in 1932. In 1943 the company moved to 313-315 Bradley Ave and in 1935 to 306 First Ave., Peoria, Ill.,where the company's most famous set, the RME-69 has been produced.
After the War, RME merged with Electro-Voice, Buchanan, Michigan; Planck stayed with the company and supervised the design of a new series of shortwave receivers under the name of Radio Mfg. Engineers, Div. of Electro-Voice Inc.
In 1962 RME Division has been taken ober by G.C. Electronics of Rockford, Ill., the name of RME disappeared within a year.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  41–45 RME-41 7B7  Communications receiver covering 540 kHz - 33 MHz in six bands, AM, CW (BFO). Similar to ... 
USA  46/47 RME 45 RME-45 [late] 7B7  General coverage communications receiver covering 540 - 33 MHz in six bands (0,54-1,6 / 1,... 
USA  47/48 RME-45B 7B7  General coverge commications receiver, covering 540-33 MHz in six bands (0.54-1.6, 1.6-... 
USA  38–40 RME-70 [RME-70/DB-20] 6K7G  Communications receiver RME-70 and preselector unit DB-20 built into same cabinet. 
USA  53/54 RME-79 6BA6  Communications receiver covering 540 kHz - 33 MHz in six bands (0,54-1,6 / 1,6-2,9 / 2,9-5... 
USA  57 RME-4350 6BZ6  Ham band receiver covering 10 - 160 meter bands (1,8-2 / 3,5-4 / 7-7,3 / 14-14,34 / 21-21,... 
USA  60/61 RME-6902   Ham band receiver covering 80 - 10 m amateur bands, successor of RME-6900, uncertain, whe... 
USA  35–40 RME-69 6D6  General coverage receiver covering 0,55- 32 MHz in six bands (0,55-1,5 / 1,43-3,1 / 3,03-6... 
USA  57–59 RME-4350A 6BZ6  Ham band receiver covering 10 - 160 m bands (1,8-2 / 3,5-4 / 7-7,3 / 14-14,34 / 21-21,5 / ... 
USA  38–40 RME-70 6K7G  Communications receiver covering 550 kHZ - 32 MHz in six bands, AM, CW (BFO). Integrated ... 
USA  46/47 RME-84 7B7  Communications receiver covering 540 kHz - 44 MHz in 4 bands (0,54-1,65 / 1,65-5 / 5-15 / ... 
USA  50 84A 7B7  Differences to RME-84 not known. 

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