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Audiola Radio Co.; Chicago, Illinois

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Name: Audiola Radio Co.; Chicago, Illinois    (USA)  
Brand:
Audiodyne
Abbreviation: audiola
Products: Model types
Summary:

In the November 1924 The Radio Trade Directory under the heading manufacturers of Vacuum Tube Sets on page 78, and also in the August 1926 edition of the McGraw-Hill Radio Trade Catalog on page 210, the Audiola Radio Company was located at 430 South Green Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Trade Name: Audiodyne

History:

.The "Fall and Winter issue 1930-1931 Radio Merchandise wholesale catalog" from "The James Bailey Company, 264 Middle Street, Portland, Maine" writes about Audiola: <i>"For eight years, Audiola has produced radios of supreme quality, scientifically designed by master radio engineers, and built of the finest materials to high standards which have never been relaxed!"</i>

In early 1934, the Audiola Radio Co., which was at that time located at 430 Green Street, Chicago, was acquired by Fairbanks Morse. This allowed Fairbanks Morse to quickly enter the radio business. The acquisition was announced in the April 1934 edition of the Radio Retailing periodical on page 22.
Radio's continued to be manufactured under the Fairbanks Morse name at the 430 Green Street facility until the 1936/1937 timeframe, at which time Fairbanks Morse moved radio production to a new facility located at 2060 Northwestern Ave, Indianapolis, Ind., this being announced in the Sept 1937 edition of the Radio Today periodical on page 71. The 430 Green Street facility was rented to Arlab Mfg Co., which was announced in the Jan 1937 edition of the Radio Today periodical on page 67.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  31 10    
USA  32 506 [Broadcast Band only]    
USA  34 516   DC model. 
USA  34 506 [Broadcast Band & Short Wave]   DC model. 
USA  33 005W (OO5W)    
USA  33 S-7    
USA  99/99 Dublette with ID=33495    
USA  34 1818   DC model. 
USA  34 508    
USA  31 Midget Cathedral    
USA  31 6-Tube Pentode 31 35   
USA  31 9-Tube Super 31 [var 1] 51   

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

May, 1931 Radio Retailing magazine page 83tbn_usa_audiola_ad_may_1931_radio_retailing_p83.jpg

  
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