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Tung-Sol Electric Inc.; Newark (NJ)

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Name: Tung-Sol Electric Inc.; Newark (NJ)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: tung-sol
Products: Others Tube manufacturer

Former Tung-Sol Lamp Works Inc., Newark 4, New Jersey, U.S.A., changed to Tung-Sol Electric Inc. in 1951 (Electron Tube Division, Bloomfield, New Jersey, U.S.A., approx. 1958. Address change to: One Summer Avenue, Newark 4, New Jersey, U.S.A., approx. 1962). Tung-Sol Electric Inc. merged into Wagner Electric Corp. (Old) 9/30/66 which was acquired by Studebaker Corp. (Mich.) 5/19/67 which merged into Studebaker-Worthington, Inc. 11/27/67.

Products: All-Glass Sealed Beam Headlight Lamps, Miniature Lamps, Signal Flashers, Picture Tubes, Radio-, TV- and Special Purpose Electron Tubes, Current Intermittors and Semiconductor Products. Source: Leaflet of 6550 dated 1954 The standard range of radio panel/dial lamps was included in the above.

Founded: 1907
Production: 1907 -
Tung-Sol was an old hand at electron tubes and such. Starting in 1907 they developed the first successful electric headlamp for cars, they followed that in 1913 with the two filament high and low beam headlight in a single bulb. They also developed the flashing turn signal, and made that little thing that goes click, click under the dashboard for almost every American car until the 1970's, yes, we all grew up listening to Tung-Sol. In the 1920's they entered the electronics field and applied their basic company policy "make the best that can be made." They were leaders along with R.C.A. in the development of sophisticated, statistical quality control systems and one of the greatest qualities of Tung-Sol tubes to this day is consistancy! Tung-Sol's greatest contribution to the world of audio was the 6550, conceived and developed for Hi-Fi and introduced in 1955 this tube is still powering many of the world's greatest sound systems 45 years later! Tung-Sol was a privately held company and was run like a laboratory this gave T-S tubes some of the best metallurgy and chemistry that has ever been pulled off in actual production. Source: Vintage Tube Services

This manufacturer was suggested by Wilhelm Meyerhoff.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  35 Hickok Radio Tube Tester AC 47-TS   Dynamic Mutual Conductance tube tester; made by Hickok. 


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

Boletín Radio Brunet vol.2 nº 1 enero 1936tbn_usa_tung_sol_boletin_brunet_enero_1936.jpg
Tung-Sol Service Man from 1954 Tung-Sol tube manual.tbn_tung_sol_man_1954.jpg
Tung-Sol 50th Anniversary from 1954 Tung-Sol Tube Manualtbn_tung_sol_50th_anniversay.jpg
12X4, QTY 5, FACTORY ORDER CARD, Tung-Sol " Blue Chip Duality ", Tubes Tips,tbn_usa_tung_sol_12x4_card_001.jpg
Back cover of the Tung_Sol Characteristics manual, Vol. 24, 1970tbn_usa_tung_sol_manual_back.jpg
Tung-Sol tube sign c. 1940tbn_tung_sol_sign.jpg
Manufacturer documentationtbn_usa_tung_sol_print_ad_1958.jpg

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The company (Tung-Sol Radio Tubes Inc) was listed as an RCA licensee by the Wall Street Journal, April 8th, 1930 in their "Broad Street Gossip" column 

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