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Audiola, Nordisk Solar Industri A/S; Kolding

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Name: Audiola, Nordisk Solar Industri A/S; Kolding    (DK)  
Abbreviation: audiola
Products: Model types Tube wholesaler

Nordisk Solar Industri A/S; Kolding

Solar Danmark A/S, Vejen (2013, not related to radio anymore).

Audiola brand radios.

Founded: 1919
Production: 1938 - 1958

The Nordisk Solar Industri was established in 1919 by Jacob L. Jørgensen and Herluf Sørensen. The company focused initially on the sale of electricity meters. In the early years the company resided in a backyard in Railway Street 19. In 1923 they moved to Haderslevvej 25 (a building designed by Robert Waldemar Schmidt in 1922).

In the years thereafter the production of electricity meters was moved to Dansk Maalerværksted and at the same time the production of radios began. In 1930 the company became a limited company, in 1953 it was listed. Before that, the company had established branches in several Danish cities, the first in 1929: Aarhus, Nykøbing Falster.

In 1938 the production of radios was moved to the Audiola Radio company. After the introduction of television in the 1950s, the interest in radios declined, and production was stopped in 1958.

In the 1960s the Nordisk Solar Factory Yard was built, which today houses the School of Design. Danish Maalerværksted and Audiola moved in shortly thereafter. The year before saw the beginning of production of lighting devices, and in 1975 an industrial unit was established in Kolding.

At the end of 1920's or early 1930's they sold Philips tubes under the Audiola brand name. At least there is a tube with a label at the base with the text: Audiola, type HVD3, a/s Nordisk Solar Co. At the top of the glass is printed: Philips, 506, Miniwatt.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
DK  34 U2 HP1018  URDOX EU5 for 110V; URDOX EU1 for 220V. 
DK  43 US543 UCH21  6 gespreizte KW-Bänder über Tasten vorwählbar. Plattenspieleranschluss. Der Sendereintrag ... 
DK  42 U.S 542    
DK  38 U320 CF7   
DK  35 GU3 CF7  Audiola, GU3 Ohne Netztrafo; beidseitig vom Lautsprecher klappbare Fächer für Schallplatt... 
DK  30 HJD 3 RE134   
DK  43 US443 UCH4   
DK  49 US249 UCH4  Gerät hat als Skalenbeleuchtung eine 220V/15W (!!) Glühlampe mit Gewinde E14.  
DK  41/42 US442 (U.S. 442) UCH4  Audiola US442 (U.S. 442); 
DK  40/41 US541 (U.S. 541) CCH1  Audiola US541 (U.S. 541); 
DK  40/41 US441 (U.S. 441) [with CCH1] CCH1  Im Rateksa Schema werden für Audiola US441 die Röhrenbestückungen ECH3 -... 
DK  26 Audiola Type 502 A409  Truhenmodell mit 3 Röhren - eingeklebte Beschreibung von Nordisk Solar Compagni, Kolding -... 


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