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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-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 ... 
USA  57 Firestone 4-A-130 Code 364-5-410 25CA5  Firestone Model 4-A-130 is an AC Operated Phono Amplifier With 3 Speed Manual Record Playe... 
USA  65 Air Chief Eight Transistor High Sensitivity   Made in Japan. Similar to other models listed under Browni 
USA  65 Air Chief 10 4-C-90    
USA  55 13-G-187 Code 280-5-21T35 6BC5  The Firestone model 13-G-187 Code 280-5-21T3... 
USA  56 13-G-194 Code 280-5 Ch= 21T31 6BQ7A  Firestone model 13-G-194 code 280-5 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channe... 
USA  55 13-G-190 Code 280-5-21T35 6BC5  The Firestone model 13-G-190 Code 280-5... 
USA  55 13-G-189 Code 280-5-21T35 6BC5  The Firestone model 13-G-189 Code 280-5... 
USA  56 4-A-148 Code 1-5-10XF4 6CB6  Firestone Model 4-A-148, Code 1-5-10XF4 is an AC Operated AM-FM-Phono Combination Superhet... 
USA  56 4-A-147 Code 1-5-10XF4 6CB6  Firestone Model 4-A-147, Code 1-5-10XF4 is an AC Operated AM-FM-Phono Combination Superhet... 
USA  56 13-G-186 Code 280-5-17T23 6BC5  The Firestone model 13-G-186 Code 280-5-17T23 is  a 17" b/w TV with US standard ... 
USA  56 13-G-165 Code 280-5-17T23 6BC5  The Firestone model 13-G-165 Code 280-5-17T23 is  a 17" b/w TV with US standard ... 

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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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