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Electro-Set Company, The; Cleveland, Ohio

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Name: Electro-Set Company, The; Cleveland, Ohio    (USA)  
Abbreviation: electroset
Products: Model types

The Electro-Set Company was located at 1874 East 6th Street in Cleveland, Ohio

Founded: 1914
Closed: 1917
Production: 1914 -
Joseph Simon Newman founded The Electro-Set Company in 1914 on $500 in capital. The company built and sold lines of radio equipment, telegraph equipment, electrical experiment kits, telescopes and microscopes. The company flourished until the start of WWI suddenly deprived the company of most of his business. In 1917 it morphed, changing its name to Newman-Stern and mixing in sporting goods with the remaining lines of scientific and electrical equipment. Joe would serve as President of the company and he had two partners: Arnold L. Stern who was strictly an investor and as secretary and treasurer his own younger brother, Art, a bachelor and failed journalist then twenty three years old.

This manufacturer was suggested by Alan Larsen.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  15 Spark Key   Electro-Set Spark Key circa 1915. Marble base plate, brass construction. 
USA  16 Navy Loose Coupler    
USA  16 Universal Detector   Universal crystal detector 


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

August 1916, The Electrical Experimenter magazine advertisement on page 275tbn_usa_electro_set_ad_aug_1916_elecexper_page_275.jpg


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