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DuMont Labs, Allen B., Inc.

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Name: DuMont Labs, Allen B., Inc.    (USA)  
alternative name:
Allen B.Dumont || Dumont Television & Radio
Abbreviation: dumont-la
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Allen B. DuMont supervised electron tube production for Westinghouse starting in 1924. In 1931 he founded his own company in Montclair, NJ. In 1932 he invented the "Magic Eye" cathode ray tube, and sold the rights to RCA. In 1933 he invented an early form of radar, which he was asked to keep secret (not patent) by the U.S. military. In 1934, DuMont Labs moved to Passaic, NJ.

DuMont sold the first all-electronic TV (Model 180) in the U.S. in 1938. DuMont was an influential member of the National Television Standards Committee (NTSC). In 1946, the DuMont TV Network was established, with stations WABD (New York) and WTTG (Washington D.C.). The DuMont Network eventually grew to 200 stations and was sold to Metromedia in 1956. DuMont Labs produced high quality (and expensive) TVs until 1958, when the consumer products business was sold to Emerson. Notable models include the "Royal Sovereign" with its 30-inch CRT. DuMont's cathode ray tube division was sold to Fairchild Camera and Instrument in 1960 to become the A. B. DuMont Division of Fairchild, which developed the Sony Trinitron CRT under contract.

Founded: 1931
Closed: 1960
Production: 1938 - 1958
History:
Dumont Labs, Allan B., Inc.; 2 Main Street, Passaic, New Jersey


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  57 Dumont Ch= RA-370 6AF4A  Dumont Chassis RA370 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13, an... 
USA  57 Dumont Ch= RA-371 6AF4A  Dumont Chassis RA371 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13, an... 
USA  34 Radio Receiver BC-186 VT-54  The BC-186 was part of the SCR-178 pack set. The SCR-178 equipment is pre-WWII design a... 
USA  56 Thorndyke Ch= RA-343 6BK7A  The Dumont model Thorndyke is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2... 
USA  56 Douglas Ch= RA-343 6BK7A  The Dumont model Douglas is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 t... 
USA  56 D'Orsay Ch= RA-343 6BK7A  The Dumont model D'Orsay is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 t... 
USA  56 Darien Ch= RA-343 6BK7A  The Dumont model Darien is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 th... 
USA  56 Culver Ch= RA-343 6BK7A  The Dumont model Culver is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 th... 
USA  56 Douglas Ch= RA-342 6BK7A  Dumont model Douglas is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Equipp... 
USA  56 Culver Ch= RA-342 6BK7A  Dumont model Culver  is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. E... 
USA  56 Templer Ch= RA-340 6BK7A  Dumont model Templer  is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. ... 
USA  56 Croft Ch= RA-341 6BK7A  The Dumont model Croft is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thr... 

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

Source: New Yorker Magazine, 1951 Ad*Access On-Line Project - Ad #TV0084 John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adaccess/tbn_usa_dumont_20years_advert.jpg
Source: New York World Telegram, 1950 Ad*Access On-Line Project - Ad #TV0505 John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adaccess/tbn_usa_dumont_30features_advert.jpg
DuMont Logo aus dem "Hilfsbuch für Kathodenstrahl-Oszillografie" von Heinz Richter (Jahrgang 1961)tbn_usa_dumont_logo.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing September 1946 page 14.tbn_rr_sep46_p14.jpg
Address DuMont Television and Radio; NJ.tbn_us_dumont_address.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing March 1947 page 21.tbn_rr_mar47_p21.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing May 1947 page 8.tbn_rr_may47_p8.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing June 1947 page 27.tbn_rr_jun47_p27.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing July 1947 page 23.tbn_rr_jul47_p23.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing August 1947 page 25.tbn_rr_aug47_p25.jpg
Logo aus dem "Hilfsbuch für Kathodenstrahl-Oszillografie" von Heinz Richter (Jahrgang 1961)tbn_usa_dumont_laboratories.jpg
Dumont Labs advert 1951tbn_us_dumont_labs_advert_1951.jpg

  
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