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Capitol Records Distributing Corp.; Hollywood, CA

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Name: Capitol Records Distributing Corp.; Hollywood, CA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: capitol-di
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Capitol Records Distributing Corp.
Sunset & Vine, Hollywood, California (1946)
Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood, California 90028 (1969)

Capitol Distributing Corp. is according to SAMS Photofact date 12-47, set 29, folder 4719-6 at least a maker of a three portable record player with amplifier and speaker.

Similar names:
There is also a Capitol Appliance Distributor Div., Capitol Paper Co.; 1201 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana (1961). Import of far east manufactured transistor radios. And there is a company "Capitol Radio Corporation" for which Rider's list the models UN61, UN62, UN72 and UN72PC - but we don't know an address or connection. 

We are not sure if this is the same company which is listed in the Radio Collector`sGuide 1921-1932 from Morgan E. McMahon with two models called "Songbird" from 1924.

History:

Capitol entered the tape player market in late 1968, ordering equipment from the Japanese supplier Kodama Chemicals Industries Co, Ltd. In 1970, after only a few models released, a decision was made to phase out of the market.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  47 D-17 6SK7   
USA  46/47 Capitol U-24 1S5  The model Capitol U-24 made by Capitol Dirstributing Corp., Sunset & Vine, Hollywood, CA i... 
USA  46/47 T-13 6SQ7  The Capitol Modell T-13 is a AC Operated 3 Tube Record Player with Speaker. 
USA  69/70 Varsity KPR-151   Portable cassette player and AM radio. Mono and stereo cassettes. Two.-tone textured beige... 
USA  69/70 Freshman KR-155   Portable cassette player for mono and stereo cassettes. Microphone included. Polystyrene c... 
USA  69/70 Collegiate KPR-153   Portable cassette player and AM-FM radio. Mono and stereo cassettes. 
USA  69/70 Regent KFM-11   Portable cassette player and AM / Stereo FM radio. Mono and stereo cassettes. Detachable s... 
USA  69/70 Editor KR-156   Portable cassette player for mono and stereo cassettes. Microphone, stand and earphone inc... 
USA  69/70 Diplomat KR-158   Portable cassette player for mono and stereo cassettes. Built-in microphone. Automatic rec... 

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

Scanned from the Radio Retailing November 1946 page 75.tbn_rr_nov46_p75.jpg
Billboard, June 20, 1970tbn_usa_capitol_billboard_1970_06.jpg

  
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