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TEN (brand), Kobe Kogyo Corporation; Kobe

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Name: TEN (brand), Kobe Kogyo Corporation; Kobe    (J)  
Abbreviation: ten
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer

Kobe Kogyo Corporation
5 Wadayamadori 1-chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe (1966)

Brand: TEN

Founded: 1949
Closed: 1963

Kobe Kogyo Corporation was established on August 5, 1949 as a successor of the tube manufacturing division of Kawanishi Kikai Seisakusho Co., Ltd.

Carried out research into vacuum tubes in the late 40's and later on semiconductor devices. In 1953, Kobe Kogyo became the first company in Japan to suceed in making a transistor. In 1961, they developed a microwave oven that was put into mass production. Their first product using transistors was a car radio supplied to Toyota. The company merged with Fujitsu Limited in 1963.

This manufacturer was suggested by William J Blanchflower.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
58 Transistor Six KT-63 2S30  Reverse painted front. Diode: 1NA4, varistor: KV-1.Frequency range: 535-1605 kHz.Earphone ... 
63 KT-1000 M    
60 KT-80   Similar to Kobe Play-Rite KT-80. It has all the same marking except that Kobe Kogyo Corp i... 
65 Ten Autoradio AR-363SD   AM radio with cradle frame. 
61 7 Transistor KT-75   Earphone jack. 
60 Ten Autoradio AR-365SD 2SA115  Kobe Ten AR-365SD; Portable transistor radio, for use as car radio with suitable bracket ... 
62/63 KT1000   Le cadre ferrite est au dessus du poste, et il est orientable (gonio). Commutation local d... 
58 KT-62 2S30  Earphone jack. 
57 KT-6 2S30  2 diodes. Earphone jack. Frequency range: 535-1605 kHz. First transistor radio by Kobe Ko... 
58 KT-61   Empfangsbereich 535-1605 kHz. 
64 Play-Rite KT-80   Similar to Kobe KT-80. It has all the same marking except that Play-Rite is shown on the F... 
62 Ten Autoradio AR361   Appears to have a built-in loudspeaker and telescopic aerial. The set has probably got ... 


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

TEN Brand Logo von einer Röhrenschachtel 3S4 SF.tbn_j_kogekogyo_tenlogo.jpg


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