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Baker-Smith Co., Inc.; San Francisco, CA

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Name: Baker-Smith Co., Inc.; San Francisco, CA    (USA)  
Brand:
Sylfan
Abbreviation: baker-smit
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Baker-Smith Co., Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Manufacturer/distributor of the Sylfan brand of tubes, speakers, and radios in the 1920's.

An undated and unsourced advertisement from c.1925 lists four tubes, a five tube radio, and a horn speaker.  Branch offices in seven US cities and Vancouver, Canada.

History:

The principle of Baker-Smith was Sylvester A. Baker. He dealt in glass blowing at one time. He also patented two intricately designed loud speakers and assigned the patent rights to his company. These were covered by design numbers 73,363 of August 30, 1927 and 75,541 of June 19, 1928. Other  information has not been located.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  27 Enchanter Model H   Magnetic speaker, cast aluminum frame and stamped metal base. Front display are knight ... 
USA  27 Sylfan Frusto-cone F   Magnetic speaker, cast aluminum frame and stamped metal base. Front display are flowers... 
USA  25 Horn Speaker    
USA  27 Enchanter Model G   Magnetic speaker, cast aluminum frame and stamped metal base. Front displays an old sai... 
USA  26 Sylfan [new]   Three dials (primary tuning control knobs) 
USA  25 Sylfan [old 130$]   Three dials (primary tuning control knobs) 
USA  25 Sylfan [0ld 100$]   Three dials (primary tuning control knobs) 
USA  25 Sylfan [old 90$]    
USA  25 Sylfan [old 80$]    
USA  25 Sylfan [old 60$]    
USA  26 Sylfan 566   Three dials (primary tuning control knobs) 

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

Radio Broadcast, Dec. 1925, p. 236tbn_usa_baker_smith_sylfan.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing June 1927 page 23.tbn_rr_june1927_cone_baker_p23.jpg
Radio News November 1925tbn_sylfan_rn1125.jpg
Radio News December 1925tbn_sylfan_rn1225.jpg
Sylfan Radio Mates - date and source unknowntbn_sylfanradiomates.png
Radio news October 1925tbn_sylfanrn1025.png
Sylfan loud speaker reg. design 73,363tbn_sylfan_loud_speaker_reg._design_73_363.png
Sylfan loud speaker reg. design 75,541tbn_sylfan_loud_speaker_reg.design_no_75_541.jpg

  
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