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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  57 W1161 Ch= 323 6BN4  Hoffman model W1161 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Equ... 
USA  57 SP1161 Ch= 323 6BN4  Hoffman model SP1161 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Eq... 
USA  57 MG1151 Ch= 323 6BN4  Hoffman model MG1151 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Eq... 
USA  57 M3201 Ch= 323 6BN4  Hoffman model M3201 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Equ... 
USA  57 M1161 Ch= 323 6BN4  Hoffman model M1161 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Equ... 
USA  57 B1161 Ch= 323 6BN4  Hoffman model B1161 is a 21" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru 13. Equ... 
USA  56 K1024U-U2 Ch= 319U-U2 6AF4A  Hoffman model K1024U-U2 is a 24" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 th... 
USA  56 M1024-U Ch= 319-U 6AF4A  Hoffman model M1024-U is a 24" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru... 
USA  56 B1024-U Ch= 319-U 6AF4A  Hoffman model B1024-U is a 24" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2 thru... 
USA  56 M1011-U Ch= 316-U 6AF4A  Hoffman model M1011-U is a 24" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2... 
USA  56 K1011-U Ch= 316-U 6AF4A  Hoffman model K1011-U is a 24" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2... 
USA  56 B1011-U Ch= 316-U 6AF4A  Hoffman model B1011-U is a 24" b/w TV with US standard VHF tuner channels 2... 

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

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