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Freshman Co. Inc., Chas.., (Polydyne); New York

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Name: Freshman Co. Inc., Chas.., (Polydyne); New York    (USA)  
Brand:
C.A.Earl
Abbreviation: freshmanco
Products: Model types
Summary:

In the November 1924 The Radio Trade Directory under the heading manufacturers of Vacuum Tube Sets on page 80, the Chas Freshman Company was located at 106 Seventh Avenue in New York City.
Chas. Freshman Co. Inc.; Freshman Building, 240-248 West 40th Street, New York.

Also S.Freshman Co.; 225 N.Michigan Ave., Chicago. S.Freshman was said to be Charles' brother, Sigmund.

Around 1925/26 Freshman introduced, under the name Polydyne but with the same factory address, a set exactly like the previous season's model, to be sold by department stores,undercutting his own dealers, who were understandably furious. (Quotation from A.Douglas, Radio Manufacturers of the 1920's).

Freshman Masterpiece radios were exported to the eastern states of Australia from 1926 till 1928. 

Founded: 1922
Closed: 1929
Production: 1924 - 1929
History:

Chas. Freshman Co. Inc.; New York: After being bought out by Walter B.Chrysler in Dec. 1927, Clarence A.Earl was installed as president. In November it merged with Freed Eisemann. The Name was changed to Earl Radio Corporation. 2000 employees, sales of $1 million in June 1929 from 13,975 sets produced, in July 23,546 sets, but the stock market crashed and Earl went into receivership on Nov.22, 1929.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  27 G Equaphase with G-60-S power supply [single filter choke] UX226  Equaphase is featured in an add in "Radio Niews" October 1927 from Chas. Freshman Co., Inc... 
USA  27 G Equaphase with G-60-S power supply [double filter choke] UX226  Equaphase is featured in an add in "Radio Niews" October 1927 from Chas. Freshman Co., Inc... 
USA  28 L UX112A  One dial (primary tuning control knob). 
USA  29 Earl 121 201A  One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  29 21 226  One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  29 Earl 21 [AC] 226  One dial (primary tuning control knob); Push-pull af output. 
USA  29 Earl 21 [DC] CX301A  One dial (primary tuning control knob); Push-pull af output. 
USA  29 22 [AC]   One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  29 Earl 22 [DC] CX301A  One dial (primary tuning control knob); Push-pull af output. 
USA  29 Earl 22 [AC] 226  One dial (primary tuning control knob); Push-pull af output. 
USA  29 Earl 24 CX301A  One dial (primary tuning control knob); Push-pull af output. 
USA  28 2N UX226  One dial (primary tuning control knob). Type UX271 tube in power supply unit 2N-60-S. 

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

From Radio World February 27, 1926; Page 32tbn_usa_freschman_6f1_advert_rw1926p32.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing June 1927 page 8.tbn_rr_june1927_p8_freshman.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing October 1928 page 34.tbn_rr_october28_ad_freshman_p34.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing October 1928 page 35.tbn_rr_october28_ad_freshman_p35.jpg
Freshman Masterpiece radios were exported to the eastern states of Australia. The Australian Worker (NSW) Aug 1, 1928, Page 12tbn_us_freshmanco_masterpiece_6_f_8aw_aug_1_1928_p12.jpg
Freshman Masterpiece radios were exported to the eastern states of Australia. The Brisbane Courier (Qld) Aug 9, 1926 Page 8.tbn_us_freshmanco_the_brisbane_courier_qld_aug_9_1926_p8.jpg

  
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