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Watterson Radio Mfg. Co., Dallas, TX

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Name: Watterson Radio Mfg. Co., Dallas, TX    (USA)  
Abbreviation: watterson
Products: Model types

Watterson Radio Mfg. Co.
507 - 509 S. Akard Street, Dallas, TX (1934-1937)
2608 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX (1938-1941)
2700 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX (1944-1945)

Watterson sold both radios of their own production as well as rebadged radios manufactured by other companies. Warwick Manufacturing Corp. of Chicago probably made some of the radios sold as Watterson.

They also sold audio equipment under the J. W. Davis name.

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1974
Production: 1933 - 1974

Watterson Radio Manfacturing Co. was established by James Watterson Davis in Dallas, Texas, in 1933.

In 1974, after radio production ended, the company was renamed as J. W. Davis and Co.  They continued making speakers systems and amplifiers until about 2015 after which they went out of business.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  49 4725 12SA7   
USA  36 400 6D6   
USA  41 406 6D8G  Sync.vibrator for +B. Farm radio. 
USA  46 4581 12SA7  Self Contained Loop Antenna. There are several cabinet variants, with slightly different d... 
USA  46 4582 1A7   
USA  47 4782 1A7GT  The Watterson Model 4782 is a Battery operated Superheterodyne Receiver. 
USA  47 4790 12SK7GT   
USA  48 4800 12SA7   
USA  50 4801 12SA7  Built in loop antenna. 
USA  51 4802 12SA7   
USA  40 49 1A7G   
USA  40 500 6D6   


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