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Hytron; Salem (MA)

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Name: Hytron; Salem (MA)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: hytron
Products: Tube manufacturer

Hytron, Salem (MA) is a well known tube (and also semiconductor) manufacturer.
Headquarter in Salem, known facility in Lowell (MA).

Founded: 1921
In the early 50s Hytron was purchased by CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System). By late 1952, CBS was manufacturing germanium diodes and transistors at the Hytron facility in Lowell (MA). Various device types, labeled as "CBS" or "CBS/Hytron", were in production for approximately 10 years (until the early 1960s), when CBS exited the semiconductor manufacturing field.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  50 Tube Test Adapter   Test socket adapters, designed to aid tube pin measurements at chassis top side. 


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

QST magazine December 1938tbn_hytron_hy51a_qst_238.png
Advert in Radio magazine December 1929tbn_hytron_ad_radio_1229.jpg
QST February 1938tbn_hytron_public.png
Hytron ad c. 1953 unsourcedtbn_hytron_807_ad_c._1953.jpg
Hytron ad c. 1952tbn_hytron_ad_1952_e321.jpg
Hytron ad c. 1955tbn_hytron_ad_c._1955_e321.jpg
Hytron CBS tube guide 1965tbn_hytron_cbs_tube_guide_c._1965.jpg
Hytron tube pin straightenertbn_hytron_pin_straightener_e321.jpg
Hytron tube ad 1948tbn_hytron_tube_ad_1948.jpg
Manufacturer documentationtbn_hytron_31_oct_1931.png


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