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Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. (Air Chief & Roamer, Airchief); Akron (OH)

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Name: Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. (Air Chief & Roamer, Airchief); Akron (OH)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: firestone
Products: Model types
Summary:

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., 1200 Firestone Parkway, Akron, Ohio.
Trade names: Air Chief, Firestone, Roamer. Because some write also Airchief, we have included this in the name!

Founded: 1900
History:
The company sponsored "The Voice of Firestone" on the radio beginning on December 1928. The program was transferred to television as an NBC simulcast on 5th September 1949. The last broadcast was in 1963.
On Monday, September 16, 1940, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for FIRESTONE AIR CHIEF by the FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, Akron. The USPTO has given the FIRESTONE AIR CHIEF trademark serial number of 71436009. Obviously the AIR CHIEF brand was initially used for air conditioning units, but also for a Firestone record label "PHILHARMONIC Air Chief", and radio models.
In late 1979, Firestone brought in John Nevin, the ex-head of Zenith Electronics, as president to save the hemorrhaging company from total collapse. It was more than a billion dollars in debt at the time, and losing 250 million dollars a year. Nevin closed nine of the company's seventeen manufacturing plants, including six in one day. He moved the company from its ancestral home in Akron to Chicago. He spun off non-tire related businesses, including the Firestone Country Club. It was considered a deliberate plan to boost the stock price, and it paid off. In 1988 after discussions with Pirelli, Nevin negotiated the sale of the company to the Japanese company Bridgestone.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  57 13-G-215 Code 280-6-21T58 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-215 Code 280-6-21T58 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 4-A-163 (Code 297-6-623) 12BE6  Firestone model 4-A-163 (code 297-6-623) is an AC-DC operated AM receiver. 
USA  57 Firestone 13-G-209 Code 199-6-A2010 3BC5  Firestone model 13-G-209 code 199-6-A2010 is a 14" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 Firestone 13-G-208 Code 199-6-A2010 3BC5  Firestone model 13-G-208 code 199-6-A2010 is a 14" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 4-A-150 (Code 364-6-445) 25CA5  Firestone model 4-A-150 is an AC operated phono amplifier with 3 speed manual record player. 
USA  57 13-G-217 Code 280-6-21T49 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-217 Code 280-6-21T49 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 13-G-216 Code 280-6-21T49 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-216 Code 280-6-21T49 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 13-G-213 Code 280-6-21T59 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-213 Code 280-6-21T59 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 13-G-214 Code 280-6-21T58 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-214 Code 280-6-21T58 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 13-G-212 Code 280-6-21T58 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-212 Code 280-6-21T58 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 13-G-211 Code 280-6-21T58 2BN4  Firestone model 13-G-211 Code 280-6-21T58 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner c... 
USA  57 13-G-210 Code 280-6-17T25 3BC5  Firestone model 13-G-210 Code 280-6-17T25 is a 17" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner ... 

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

Firestone Air Chief Philharmonic record. The particular tune was originally recorded and issued in 1940 by Columbia (#35571), the Firestone label was issued probably midth or end og the 40ies. Pianist Frankie Carle is mentioned as composer only.tbn_phacf_fr30b_co27521.jpg

  
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