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JAX; Los Angeles, CA

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Name: JAX; Los Angeles, CA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: jax
Products: Model types

Los Angeles, CA

The retailer/brand JAX apparently is a short-lived line of radios from a Los Angeles, California company in the early-mid 1930s.

JAX radios found to date have been small, BC-only band, midget cathedrals typical of the 1930-'33 timeframe.  They use 4 or 5 tubes, with the tube lineup consisting of 2.5V tubes.  They've been found primarily on the West Coast.  The radios are identified only by the letters JAX on the escutcheon, and are otherwise unmarked.  Some build details suggest Gilfillan as a manufacturer.

It is unknown whether JAX was a brand name used by a retailer, or if JAX may have been the name of a company.


This manufacturer was suggested by Rodney Boleyn.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  31 Unknown 4-tube Cathedral 24   
USA  32 Unknown 5-tube Cathedral 58  This JAX 5-tube Cathedral uses an inexpensive level of componentry, consisting of an untun...