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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.

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
70 Solid State RP-71    
78 Stereo Cassette Deck PC-530   Toshiba PC-530 Stereo Cassette Deck Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck Track S... 
91/92 Video Cassetten Recorder V-312G   VHS Recorder mit Fernbedienung. 
85 AM WIDE Receiver RP-1040   Made in China 
75 Solid State Radio RP-119F 2SC394  Made in Korea 
74 Integrated Circuit IC-310B   Three-tone selector: voice, music, soft. 
61 7 Transistor 2 Band Superheterodyne 7TP-440S   controllo volume - commutatore MW/SW - presa per alimentazione esterna 6 volt DC - presa p... 
70 11L-769F   4-band transistor radio, covering AM/FM & 2 SW bands.  
80 Amplitude Modulation Receiver RP-86 TA7641  It works with the single IC TA7641 
65 AM/FM Transistor 10 10TM-656F    
75 Sound 750 GT RP-760F    
70–73 KT-41B    


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