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Shure; Chicago, Evanston, Niles (IL)

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Name: Shure; Chicago, Evanston, Niles (IL)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: shure
Products: Model types Others

1925 - 1928 : The Shure Radio Company

1928 - 1999 : Shure Brothers Incorporated

1999 -         : Shure Incorporated

Headquarters :

1925 - 1928 : 19 South Wells Street, Chicago, IL

1928 - 1956 : 335 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL

1956 - 2003 : 222 Hartrey Ave., Evanston, IL

2003 -         : 5800 West Touhy Ave., Niles, IL

Founded: 1925
Production: 1925 -

1925 Sidney N. Shure founded "The Shure Radio Company" in Chicago - for radio parts wholesale.
1928 Shure has 75 employees.
1932 Shure introduces a two-button carbon microphone and
1933 introduces its condenser microphone as Model 400.
1937 Shure begins to manufacture also phonograph cartridges.
1939 Shure introduces the first single-element unidirectional microphone, called Unidyne 1.
1941 comes the throut microphone for the U.S. armed forces.
1952 Shure introduces the first wireless microphone for performers called Vagabond.
1956 Shure moves from Chicago to Evanston, IL.
1958 is the birth year of the first M3D phonograph cartridge for Hi-Fi stereo sound.
2003 Shure moves from Evanston to Niles, IL.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  64–88 444   Professional Hi-Z magnetic desktop microphone for VOX- and PTT-operation. Adjustable heigt... 
USA  30 33    
USA  72–88 Phono Cartridge M75-6S   With conical diamond needle, frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz, tracking force 1.5 - 3 grams.... 
USA  51 Unidyne Multi-Impedance 55   Multi-Impedance (selector switch on bottom of case)  The data sheet shows 1951 but th... 
USA  80 Microphone 330 UNI-RON   Super cardioid ribbon microphone. 
USA  58 Stereo Dynetic Cartridge (Tonabnehmer) M3D   World's first moving magnet stereo cartridge. Channel separation (at 1000 Hz): better t... 
USA  89 Small Unidyne 55 SH Series II   The Model 55SH Series II provides the Shure classic UNIDYNE II design coupled with modern ... 
USA  67 Unisphere I 565S   Same as Unisphere I 565 except for the on/off switch. 
USA  65 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone SM57   Shure SM57 is a cardioid dynamic vocal microphone. Uniform cardioid pickup pattern ... 
USA  09 Cardioid Condenser Microphone SM137   Shure SM137 is a cardioid condenser microphone. Versatile, flat-response microphone&nbs... 
USA  38 Military-Type Hand    
USA  35 70H   diaphragm actuated crystal element 


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

Werbung über die Shure-Generalvertretungen in Europa in der Zeitschrift Elektron 1972 / Heft 7 / Seite 306tbn_usa_shure_werbung_1972.jpg
Mitteilung über Shure-Imitatationen in der Zeitschrift "das Elektron" 1974 / Heft 3 / Seite 111tbn_usa_shure_werbung_1974.jpg
Werbung der österreichischen Shure-Generalvertretung in der Zeitschrift "das Elektron" 1974 / Heft 8 / Seite 313tbn_usa_shure_werbung_1974_1.jpg
Q: Shure, Produkt-Katalog 1998tbn_usa_shure_logo_corporation.jpg
aus Funkschau 1967, Heft 17tbn_shure_werbung1967_fs17.jpg