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History of the manufacturer  

Herofon / Herophon (brand of Hede Nielsen)

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Name: Herofon / Herophon (brand of Hede Nielsen)    (DK)  
alternative name:
Hede Nielsen's Fabrikker A/S
Abbreviation: herofon

First brand of Hede Nielsen's Fabrikker A/S in Horsens. See also "Arena". 

Around 1928 start as Herophon, and ca. 1934 change to the colloquial spelling "Herofon".


Hede Nielsens Fabrikker was producing HEROFON radios from 1928 to appr. 1960. From 1955 Hede Nielsens Fabrikker started producing Arena radio and TV. Hede Nielsen was a front runner in the production of radio and TV in DK. In parallel Hede Nielsens continued to produce bycicles, industrial gasses (oxygen etc.) and tubes for transport of water and heat. Only the production of industrial gasses are still ongoing. A lot of products were produced for export

"Fredgaard Radio A/S, Frederiksborggade 12, K" was a retail shop in the center of Copenhagen, that has sold quite a lot of HEROFON devices in the good old days.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
DK  52/53 AM Special 330U UCH42  Selenium rectifier Record player: Skandinavisk Grammafon Aktieselskab, Type 523U Dim... 
DK  50 651U unknown_Tube   
DK  32 Herophon 3-Lampe Jævnstrømmodtagere    
DK  55 Petite EG-AM UCH81   
DK  48 535U UCH21   
DK  39 940U 15D1  The type designation 940U is not confirmed. The number 940 can be found at the bottom of t... 
DK  39/40 945U or 946U 15D1  The model type given in the Rateksa schema for this model is not clearly readable. It coul... 
DK  52 560 AC    
DK  41/42 260U UCH21  Push-Pull output stage. 
DK  30 3-Lampe Jævnstrømmodtagere unknown A415  It's not certain that this model was made by Herophon, but we list it here due to simi... 
DK  58 Petite AM-EJ UCH81   
DK  51 731U UCH21  Wavebands: SW 16 - 51 m, MW 185 - 550 m, LW 1000 - 2000 m. 


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

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