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Lafayette is known as a mail-order catalog business with sales outlets in different cities.See company description and the text about these catalogs.
See further down for an ohter lafayette catalog no. 87!
See also the next main catalog, the Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 88, copyrighted 1947.
The main catalog before this one here is Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 82, 1941 for 1940/41.
The catalog directly before this Lafayette main catalog is the catalog No. 86, 1941-2.
This catalog no. 87 in two versions is the last until WW2.
Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 87, 1942
128 pages, size 255 x 180 mm.
Copyrighted 1942 by "Radio Wire Television Inc.". There are now only 4 Addresses given (6 in the catalog no. 86, 7 in catalog no. 85): New York, Boston, Bronx and Newark - all now warehouses, but missing the former warehouses Chicago and Atlanta. See below for these two. No "Local Sales and Display Rooms". We can read on page 2: "Today, we face a crisis in our lives - yours and ours. During the present Naional Emergency it is vital that the field of radio communications be mainteined ..." The manufacturers have to build army stuff and to quit production of civil radios.
We link this thread to each model from this catalog.
We then have a common text for each model in this catalog and can inform about the specific model year etc. We then don't have to change on each model if we find something new or an error etc.
There are two different catalogs for no. 87!
See the other further down
Content of this catalog:
Cover inside: Models: JA-308, JS-241.
Page 1: JS-269, JS-270, JS-271, JS-272 (color variants only), JS-242.
Page 4: D-251, D-294.
Page 5: JS-256, C-232.
Page 6: (consoles): B-257, B-258, B259 (finish variants), B-260, B-261, B-262;
Page 7: (consoles) TC-263, TC-264, TC-265, TC-266, TC-267, TC-268;
Page 8: (cabinets only), consoles: L-1100, L-1101, L-1102, L-1103, L-1104, L-1105; L-1106; L-1107;
L-1108; L-1109; L-1110; L-1111.
Page 9 FM Adaptor K21064.
The following pages are (not in this order) for tubes, books, communication receivers and tansmitters (page 55-59), beginner's sets and accessories, home electric record players (page 24-26), pick-ups, meters, test instruments and oscilloscopes from different brands (10 pages!), speakers, hearing aids, (page 93), parts (including racks, panels and cabinets, handlers, knobs etc.), sockets, set builders accessories, tools, fluorescent lamps.
Main difference to the catalog with the same number below:
See front cover picture, Radios starting at page 2 (not cover inside) with models JS-166 and JS-186B.
Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 87 "Victory", 1942
128 pages, size 255 x 178 mm.
Startling is the fact that both catalogs bear the same number. Looking at the warehouses listed on the front cover it is clear that the different warehouses have here different stock. It seems to be clear that because of the war there was no more ordering from the manufacturers possible. This catalog here is only for Chicago and Atlanta.
Content of this catalog "Victory":
Page: 2 Models: JS-186B; JS-166
Page: 3 Models: D-247; D-248; D-294
Page: 4 Models: A-260; D-233; A-240
Page: 5 Models: T-270; D-251
Page: 6 Models: Fe-225; B-112
Page: 7 Models: B-280; B-275
Page: 9 Models: M-212-F; M-212-A; M-212-B
Except for the two models D-294 and D-251 the content is different!
This will be worked on after we could enter the models and pictures for the models corresponding to this catalog. We need the URL for the linkabe of each model to its catalog. A lot of work for this is in the front.
This article was edited 12.Dec.09 12:21 by Ernst Erb .