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Hoffman Radio Corp.; Los Angeles, CA

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Name: Hoffman Radio Corp.; Los Angeles, CA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: hoffman
Products: Model types
Summary:

Hoffman Radio Corp.
3761 South Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA (from SAMS Photofact 471-12, Jan. 1947)

Manufacturer of radios and televisions in the 1940's and 1950's.  Changed name to Hoffman Radio and Television Corp. in 1948.

Radio from my own collection. Hoffman Electronics was located in Los Angeles and Kansas City. The overall size, circuit, and parts layout is very similar to the Emerson 747.

Founded: 1941
History:

The following is from a Wikipedia article about Les Hoffman.

Between 1929 and 1931 a company called Mission Bell Radio Manufacturing Company was formed. They were based in Los Angeles and specialized in low-cost midget radio receivers. To keep cost down Mission Bell would buy as many prefabricated parts as possible and made a few design changes to established radio chassis to avoid legal action. It was a company that was always in financial problems throughout the 1930s. By 1941 the company filed for bankruptcy.

In 1941 Les Hoffman, then a flourescent lamp salesman, came to the Mission Bell Radio Office to collect an overdue debt. The doors were locked and they were closed for good. Finding out the company went bankrupt, he decided to buy Mission Bell Radio and continue to make radios under the name Hoffman Radio. The company would remain in Los Angeles.

Manufactured televisions to about 1977.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  59 W8001 Ch= 1119 6BK7B  The Hoffman Radio Corp. Model W8001 is an AC operated 12 Tube FM-AM Receiver with 4 Speed ... 
USA  59 B8001 Ch= 1119 6BK7B  The Hoffman Radio Corp. Model B8001 is an AC operated 12 Tube FM-AM Receiver with 4 Speed ... 
USA  59 M8001 Ch= 1119 6BK7B  The Hoffman Radio Corp. Model M8001 is an AC operated 12 Tube FM-AM Receiver with 4 Speed ... 
USA  59 M8005 Ch= 1126 6BK7B  The Hoffman Radio Corp. Model M8005 is an AC operated 12 Tube FM-AM Receiver with 4 Speed ... 
USA  59 SP8001 Ch= 1119 6BK7B  The Hoffman Radio Corp. Model SP8001 is an AC operated 12 Tube FM-AM Receiver with 4 Speed... 
USA  59 W8005 Ch= 1126 6BK7B  The Hoffman Radio Corp. Model W8005 is an AC operated 12 Tube FM-AM Receiver with 4 Speed ... 
USA  47 100    
USA  47 100S    
USA  47 101    
USA  47 101S    
USA  47 103    
USA  47 107S    

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

Hoffman merchandising article: measuring glass / Be ebay user mayeeden 400652107114tbn_us_hoffman_glass_advertising.jpg
Hoffman brand logotbn_hoffman_logo.jpg

  
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