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Baldwin Inc. / Baldwin Radio Co. (Nathaniel Baldwin); New York, Chicago, Salt Lake City

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Name: Baldwin Inc. / Baldwin Radio Co. (Nathaniel Baldwin); New York, Chicago, Salt Lake City    (USA)  
Brand:
Baldwinette || Hydaway
Abbreviation: baldwin
Products: Model types
Summary:

Baldwin Radio Company
722 Kearns Building, Salt Lake City, UT (1922)

Nathaniel Baldwin Inc.
3474 South 23rd East St., Salt Lake City, UT
227 Fulton St., New York, NY (1926)
1601 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (1930)

Nathaniel Baldwin Laboratories
3477 South 23rd East St., Salt Lake City, UT (1934)

Nathaniel Baldwin (*Dec 1, 1878, †Jan. 19, 1961) invented an improvement for telephonic headsets in 1910. It was used extensively in the US Navy. An improvement was patented in 1915, which basically describes the headphone principle like it is still used today.

The Baldwin Laboratories of Salt Lake City offered a Baldwin "Deafaid Earphone" for the hearing impaired in 1934.

The company had a subsidiary Baldwin International in Toronto, Canada, which still existed in 1951.

History:

In July 1922, the Baldwin Radio Company in Salt Lake CIty with a capital of $1,000,000 was organized and completely financed. The company had the license to manufacture the Nathaniel Baldwin Radio Telephone Headset and Loud Speaker. The new factory had a daily capacity of 2,000 complete head sets.[1]

According to a Feb 1923 article, a new company Baldwin International Radio, Inc. was said to be incorporated with a capital of $1,250,000 in Chicago, the new company being responsible for the sales of Nathaniel Baldwin products in all countries except the USA and her possessions, excluding Japan, Australia, China and India.[2]

Nathaniel Baldwin, Inc. went into receivership ca. mid-1926 [3] but was still active into the mid-1930s.

In the beginning of 1930, Nathaniel Baldwin, Inc. bought the assets of the bankrupt Buckingham Radio Corp. of Chicago. The same year, Baldwin introduced a line of radio sets.[4]

In 1931, a French Baldwin Radio Corporation of 5, rue Denis-Poisson, Paris, offered the Zaney-Gill Musicbox under their name. This company was founded in 1930 by "Baldwin M. Baldwin" and "W.F. Higgins", both giving Paris addresses at the incorporation. It's currently unclear if there is a connection.

[1] The Radio Dealer, Aug. 1922, p.45
[2] Radio Digest Illustrated, Chicago, 3 Feb, 1923
[3] Notice of the 3rd Judicial District Court, in Radio Broadcast Advertiser, Sept. 1926, p.428-d
[4] The Talking Machine and Radio Weekly, 22 Jan, 1930, p.1


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  29 25   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  29 35   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  29 37   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 40   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 Baldwinette 50   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 Baldwinette 51   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 Consolette 70 [6 tube lowboy]   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 Baldwinette 71 [6 tube lowboy]   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 Hydaway 75   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  30 80 24  One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  33 45 24   
USA  33 47 35   

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