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Clinton Mfg.Co.; Chicago, IL

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Name: Clinton Mfg.Co.; Chicago, IL    (USA)  
Abbreviation: clinton
Products: Model types

Clinton Mfg. Co.
1217 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1938
Documents about this manufacturer/brand
  Clinton Manufacturing Plants 399 KB

Clinton, Corona, Crusader, Cub, Bostonian, Buckingham, Federal, Harmony, Kent, Marshall, Nightengale, Universal, Westminster (with "Plant A" on license tag) are brand names used by Clinton Mfg. Co, 1217 W. Wash. Blvd, Chicago, Ill.

Clinton made many, if not all, of the radios sold  by Universal Battery Co. of Chicago.  Clinton also made many of the radios sold by the Silver Mfg. Co. of Chicago and those radios often have the same model number as similar Clinton radios.

The great majority of radios made by Clinton have an orange license label with the words "Plant A, Chicago".  Some radios have been reported to have a black and yellow label with the words "Plant C, Chicago".

Unconfirmed information is that the Clinton manufacturing operation was sold to Sonora Radio & Television Corp. of Chicago in 1938. 

One collector has found a Clinton license label inside a radio built by Sonora. 

The Sonora model 363-Clinton indicates that Sonora used Clinton as a trade name after Clinton Mfg. Co. was out of business.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  37 RP541 6C6  Ballast tube 185R4. If the the first tube was a 25L6 (metal) then model year 1936 is po... 
USA  37 354   Similar case with Zephyr Marshall / 31X5. 
USA  38 622XF 6A7  Similar to Clinton model 723XF which has an additional eye tube. Enameloid cloisonnette... 
USA  38 723XF 6A7  The three bands are: MW: 540kc ~ 1715kc Police: 1715kc ~ 5mc SW: 5.8mc ~ 18mc 
USA  37 1102 6C6  Frequency ranges:  550-1600KHz, 1.7-5MHz, 5.5-18MHz 
USA  37 257 6D6  The Sylvania Tube Complement Manual 2nd edition lists the following tubes for the type 257... 
USA  36 158 6K7  The following tube list has also been found for model 158.  Possibly from an earlier ... 
USA  37 Kent 147 6A7  The model Kent 147 is a six tube AC/DC superheterodyne with three bands. In the scale, whi... 
USA  37 254 6C6   
USA  36 215 6A7  Final IF transformer is under chassis with untuned secondary This radio requires a resi... 
USA  36 216 6A7  This is one of few Clinton branded radios found in Texas.  It is likely that the Texa... 
USA  37 824   Tuning eye tube. This appears to have the same cabinet as 1938 model 717SF, a 7 tube ra... 


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

Clinton product listing for 1938. First side of multifold document.tbn_clinton_1938_front.jpg
Clinton product listing for 1938. Back side of multifold document.tbn_clinton_1938_back.jpg
Clinton License Labels 1933 to 1938tbn_usa_clinton_labels.jpg