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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
66 Le Chaperon 13.12   This radio is a re-branded Ten Auto Radio made by Kobe Kogyo Corp, Model FA-205EX. It was ... 
58 Realistic HI-FIVER KT-6 HJ55  Case is similar to KOBE KT-6 (see marking on the back) but with a 4 transistor chassis and... 
61 All Wave Transistor Radio 2 Band Transistor 6 KT-200 2S110  Wave bands: MW 530 - 1216 Kc, SW 4 - 12 MHz. Telescope antenna ~85 cm, ferrite antenna fo... 
65 Play-Rite Six Transistor   Pocket AM Radio Model Play-Rite Six Transistor. Earphone Jack. Ryukyus.   
62 Ten Autoradio AR361   Appears to have a built-in loudspeaker and telescopic aerial. The set has probably got ... 
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... 
58 KT-61   Empfangsbereich 535-1605 kHz. 
57 KT-6 2S30  2 diodes. Earphone jack. Frequency range: 535-1605 kHz.First transistor radio of Kobe Kogy... 
58 KT-62   Earphone jack. 
62/63 KT1000   Le cadre ferrite est au dessus du poste, et il est orientable (gonio). Commutation local d... 
60 Ten Autoradio AR-365SD 2SA115  Kobe Ten AR-365SD; Portable transistor radio, for use as car radio with suitable bracket ... 
61 7 Transistor KT-75   Earphone jack. 


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

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