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Air King Products Co.; Brooklyn (NY)

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Name: Air King Products Co.; Brooklyn (NY)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: airking
Products: Model types
Summary:
Air King Products Co., Inc., 1523-29 63rd St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Export address : Air King International, 75 West St., New York 6, N.Y.

Trade names Air Queen, Air-King, Atlas, Bell Tone, Just-Rite.

General representative for Switzerland: R. Eichenberger, Zürich.

History:
The name Air King is not mentioned in the book "Radio Manufacturers of the 1920's" by Alan Douglas. It is also not listed in "The Radio Trade Directory, Aug., 1925" nor in "1921 - 1932 Radio collector's Guide" by Morgan E. McMahon. We believe that Air King Products did not manufacture radios before 1932. They became known in 1933 for the Air-King Skyscraper 52 models. Later "Air King" made radios for Silvertone (Sears), GE, and other companies, and also sold radios under their own name.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  37 222LW 6D6  This chassis seems to be a variant of the Airking model 222, but with long wave added. 
USA  33 38 77  This set has a 143 ohm 30 watt resistance line cord. 
USA  51 17M-1 Ch= 700-96 6BC5  The Air King 17M-1 is a 17" b/w TV with US standard VHF Tuner channels 2 thru 13. Equip... 
USA  47 A450 12SA7GT  Air King A450 Radio. According to Sam's Photofact Set 27 Folder 30, it is similar to th... 
USA  39 3923    
USA  39 3900    
USA  37 149A    
USA  33 Air-King Skyscraper 72 [clock]   Harold Van Doren Design. This model exists in the colors:  Black, Crystalline,... 
USA  33 Unknown Tombstone 57   
USA  35 350    
USA  33 Savil    
USA  35 2500    

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

Scanned from the Radio Retailing November 1946 page 9.tbn_rr_nov46_p9.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing February 1947 page 57.tbn_rr_feb47_p57.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing January 1947 page 15.tbn_rr_jan47_p15.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing March 1947 page 27.tbn_rr_mar47_p27.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing April 1947 page 45.tbn_rr_apr47_p45.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing May 1947 page 26.tbn_rr_may47_p26.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing June 1947 page 57.tbn_rr_jun47_p57.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing August 1947 page 3.tbn_rr_aug47_p3.jpg

Forum contributions about this manufacturer/brand
Air King Products Co.; Brooklyn (NY)
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Unknown model
Mario Coelho
14.Dec.07
  1

Dear Friends,

I've here some data and photos of an Air-king sent to us by Mr. Antonio Manuel Rodrigues dos Santos. They are here to be upload as a new model.

This radio set is similar to a 1936 Air-King Skyscraper which one can see in http://classicradiogallery.com/classic_plastics.html
The main visible diferences are :
-The dial scale here has a similar design, but this model  shows BC + LW instead of BC+SW.
-Red cabin
Tubes here are: 6A8 6K7 6Q7 6N6 5W4 6U5
Probably this model is an Export model. Unfortunately the sole reference we have here is "Model 15" written on a label on its Magnavox speaker .

Do you know this model? Should it be an Air-King Skyscraper 15 ? Air-King Skyscraper Export should be ok?
Best Regards
Mario Coelho
Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
14.Dec.07
  2

This is apparently the export version of the 770
http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/airking_air_king_skyscraper_770.html 
just put "Export" into the variant field.

Regards,
KoBi

Mario Coelho
14.Dec.07
  3

Dear Konrad,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

This set is more look like Classic Gallery's.  

In this set  dial scale has an identical design to Classic Radio Gallery's. It has a word map at center. Dial scale of 770 is quite diferent. It has another design including a very visible pointer.

What do you suggest? Air-King Skyscraper 770 Export , or sole Air-King Skyscraper Export?

Best Regards

Mario Coelho

Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
14.Dec.07
  4

Welcome, Mario.

I dont care so much for the dial scale. For different bands and different country/continent it is almost always custom made. The classics gallery doesnt tell any model. There is no model named simply Skyscraper.
But another possibility is Lafayette FA-11 (Export). Is there a manufacturer mentioned? 

Radio Attic shows a nice 770 photo, too.

The main differences are the tube lineup and the LW band.

I would in any case relate it to a number which covers the use of a magic eye, i.e. 770 or FA-11. The latter is alredy defined as being red.

Good luck!
and best regards,
KoBi

Mario Coelho
14.Dec.07
  5

 

Yes. There is a license plate which identifies the manufacturer.

 Nothing else is mentioned.

Well. I'ld send it as a Air-King Skyscraper 770 Export. Do you agree? 

Best Regards

Mario Coelho

Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
15.Dec.07
  6

Yes, I agree. It is the best at the current state of information.

Thanks
KoBi

 
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