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Toshiba Corporation; Tokyo

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Name: Toshiba Corporation; Tokyo    (J)  
alternative name:
Shibaura Engineering Works
Brand: Tokyo Shibaura
Abbreviation: toshiba
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer

Toshiba Corporation (basically 'Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd.'), 1-1, Shibaura 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8001, Japan.

Toshiba also produced tubes under the マツダ Matsuda (or, in a more common transliteration, Mazda) tube brand.

Founded: 1939
Toshiba's early history has two strands: 1875 saw the establishment of Tanaka Seizo-sho (Tanaka Engineering Works), Japan's first manufacturer of telegraphic equipment. Its founder, Hisashige Tanaka (1799 - 1881), was well known from his youth for inventions that included mechanical dolls and a perpetual clock. Under the name Shibaura Seisaku-sho (Shibaura Engineering Works), his company became one of Japan's largest manufacturers of heavy electrical apparatus. In 1890, Hakunetsu-sha & Co., Ltd. was established as Japan's first plant for electric incandescent lamps. Subsequent diversification saw the company evolve as a manufacturer of consumer products. In 1899, the company was renamed Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric Co.). In 1939, these two companies, leaders in their respective fields, merged to form an integrated electric equipment manufacturer, Tokyo Shibaura Denki (Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.). The company was soon well known as 'Toshiba,' which became its official name in 1978.

Toshiba also produced models using the Nanaola brand.  These were made by Toshiba Audio Industrial, Co., LTD.  They filed to use the Nanaola trademark on March 29, 1979.  This was approved on October 27, 1981 and the trademark was discontinued on May 13, 1988.  There is evidence that Toshiba was associated with the Nanaola brand as early as 1971.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
80 Battery Case BP-02   Toshiba Battery Case Model BP-02. 3 Volt Case for Two D size batteries. 
68 11M-885F   2-Band Portable der entweder als Reisegerät allein in einer Ledertasche oder in Verbindung... 
82 BomBeat WX-1 RT-S983   Toshiba BomBeat WX-1, FM MW SW2 SW1 Stereo Radio Cassette Recorder RT-S983; Ghettoblaster... 
82 3 Band FM/MW/SW Receiver RP700/700S TA7335   
88 Pepsi 9846U T2003P    
82 Toblerone (black)   Shape: Clock-Radio 
78 Blackstripe C-1411   14" portable colour television receiver with Australian standard VHF tuner. 
81 FM Stereo Tuner Pack RP-S2   Toshiba RP-S2 FM Stereo Tuner Pack; 2 IC's, few diodes. FM-Tuner for stereo cassette p... 
75 RT-200C    
70 Radio Cassette Recorder RT-201A   Toshiba Portable Radio Cassette Model RT-201A. Tuning Range: AM 530 - 1600 kHz Powe... 
77 RT-211F    
77 RT-221F    


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Werbung in Radio Fernsehen, Woche 18, 1965tbn_toshiba_radiofernsehen_wo181965.jpg
Logo in ~1973.tbn_j_toshiba_logo1.jpg
Toshiba Werbung über die Generalvertretung in Wien in der Zeitschrift "das Elektron" 1972 / Heft 8 / Seite 341tbn_j_toshiba_werbung_1972.jpg
Q: Toshiba, Service-Unterlagen 1977tbn_j_toshiba_logo_1.jpg
Q: Toshiba, Service-Unterlagen 1977tbn_j_toshiba_hersteller_logo.jpg
Trademark filed by Toshiba on March 29, 1979tbn_nanaola_trademark~~1.jpg
Die Firmengeschichte von Toshiba - Aus dem Werbeprospekt, vorgestellt auf der HIFI-Düsseldorf 1980. Adresse für Deutschland: Toshiba Deutschland GmbH Hammer Landstrasse 115 4040 Neuss Tel: (02101-1981) Telex: 8517926tbn_j_toshiba_1980.jpg
Source: Thanks for Mr. Rezső Czári Hungary!tbn_j_toshiba_ic70_front_logo1.jpg
Source: Thanks for Mr. Rezső Czári Hungary!tbn_j_toshiba_ic70_front_logo2.jpg


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