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Cetron Electronics, Continental Electric Co.; St. Charles / Geneva (IL)

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Name: Cetron Electronics, Continental Electric Co.; St. Charles / Geneva (IL)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: cetron
Products: Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Continental Electric Co.
St. Charles, Ill. (1934)
715 Hamilton St., Geneva, Ill. (1946)

Tube brand: Cetron

Cetron Electronics Corp.
715 Hamilton, Geneva, Ill. (1963)

Tyne "Saga of the vacuum tube" page 353: "Cetron, made by Continental Electric Co., 6 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago."

A possible relation to Continental Corporation Chicago and Concert Master Mfg. (Continental and Concert Master tubes) is currently unknown.

Production: 1928 -
History:

In 1960, stockholders of Continental Electric Co. voted to rename the business to Cetron Electronics Corp.


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Continental Electric Co Cetron
Fin Stewart
15.Dec.14
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The company made photo electric cells for the De Vry Corporation (Movie projector manufacturers) and one known type was the CE2. (branded de Vry on the base).

Howard Mariotti
22.Dec.14
  2

Greetings.  What is the source of the information that links the Cetron tubes branded "DeVry" with a manufacturer of movie projectors?  I have seen smaller photoelectric tubes used in 16mm film projectors for reading audio tracks, but not the larger tubes.  I also have a DeVry branded tube in my collection which was salvaged from an adjustable photoelectric relay circuit intended for educational purposes (specificlly science classes), but I cannot find any connection to film, movie, or projector production.  Also, the logos on the tubes have a striking resemblance to the DeVry Technical Institute logo from 1953.  Note that the DeVry technical institute evolved from DeForest Training school and is now DeVry University.
Cordially,
Howard

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