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Sparton-Cardon Tubes; Jackson MI

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Name: Sparton-Cardon Tubes; Jackson MI    (USA)  
Abbreviation: sparton-ca
Products: Tube manufacturer

SPARTON. The Sparton Corporation was founded as the Withington Company in 1900 in Jackson, Michigan, by Philip and Winthrop Withington. William Sparks became the third partner in the business a few years later and the company name was changed to the Sparks-Withington Company. For futher details of the histoty of Sparton, see "Spark-Withington Co".

CARDON. Cardon Phonocraft Corp., Jackson, Michigan. Founded by Sparks-Withington, named after two of Sparks' grandsons: CARter and DONald = Cardon. CARDON made Cardon and Sparton branded tubes, which were used in the Cardon ans Sparton models.

Founded: 1925
Closed: 1930
Production: 1925 - 1930
In 1929, Sparton negotiated a licence with RCA a after showing that it had the capability and will to do without RCA if necessary. Once licenced by RCA, Cardon was incorporated in Sparton Co and ceased making its own tubes. But for some time Sparton branded tubes were used, which were made by RCA with RCA designations.


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