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Arvin, brand of Noblitt-Sparks Industries

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Name: Arvin, brand of Noblitt-Sparks Industries    (USA)  
alternative name:
Noblitt-Sparks
Abbreviation: arvin
Products: Model types
Summary:

Arvin = brand of Noblitt-Sparks Industries Inc., Columbus, Indiana, USA:

Vertretung Schweiz: Telion AG; Zürich. Auto-Radios

History:

In 1919 Q.G. Noblitt started the Indianapolis Air Pump Company which was incorporated in 1921 as the "Indianapolis Pump and Tube Company". Owners Q.G. Noblitt, Frank H. Sparks and Albert Redmond who pooled $ 3000 and leased an empty grocery store off Kentucky Avenue in Indianapolis. In 1923, Noblitt and Sparks bought out Redmond and moved the company to Greenwood in Johnson County. By that time, the company was selling the Arvin Heater as a big seller because most cars were bought without heaters. The Arvin heater was named after Richard "Hood" Arvin, a traveling salesman who built and patented the original heater. Noblitt and Sparks bought Arvin's interest in the heater and kept the name; it was short, easy to pronounce and showed up at the beginning of most alphabetical directories.
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In 1925 they were on 17th Street on the corner to Pensilvania Ave. During 1927 they changed the name to "Noblitt-Sparks Industries Incorporated" for the manufacture of automobile parts - or created a separate company with this name. Noblitt, a Bartholomew County native, bought out Sparks in 1929, and in 1931 the company moved its headquarters and most of its manufacturing facilities to Columbus Indiana.
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Noblitt-Sparks Industries Inc.began making automobile radios in 1933 and by 1934 was producing radios for the home. They also made radios for Sears which were sold under the Silvertone brand name. But Noblitt-Sparks was not the only supplyer for brand Silvertone which belonged to Sears.
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In 1950, Noblitt-Sparks changed its name to Arvin Industries, Inc. Then at Location 17th & Central
Columbus, Indiana.
In 2000, Arvin Meritor, Inc., a leading global automotive supplier, is created by the merger of Meritor Automotive Inc., and Arvin Industries Inc.
 


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  65 12R27 Table Radio 12BE6  Related Models: 12R23 (Sunset), 12R25 (Blue Mist), 12R27 (Off White), 12R29 (Charcoal)  
USA  70 FM AM Solid State 49R42-18 With Clock (Ch= 1.00201)    
USA  69 80R35-19 Code No. 1.99902 2SA350  Arvin portable AM-FM-Marine Band Radio Model 80R35-19 Black, Code No 1.99902. Telescopic ... 
USA  70 Solid State Electric Transistor Doze Light 20R55-12 and -16 Code N° 1.20901   The model 20R55-12 is white-walnut wood grain whereas the model 20R55-16 is white-avocado ... 
USA  69 Solid State 40R55-18 (Code No 1.33601)    
USA  62 Twelve Transistor 62R98 (Ch=1.69401)    
USA  66 Electric Transistor with Doze Lite 57R58    
USA  68 Solid State 40R34    
USA  68 Electrio Transistor 18R68    
USA  61 International II 61R89    
USA  67 28R07   Made in Hong Kong Could be powered with an Arvin 709-A power adapter. Model contains... 
USA  69 Solid State 39R38 (Code No. 1.44101)    

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

Scanned from the Radio Retailing February 1937.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_feb37.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing March 1937.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_mar37.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing April 1937.tbn_phantom_baby_prospect.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing May 1937.tbn_arvin_628cs_12467_prospect.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing June 1937.tbn_arvins_phantom_prospect.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing August 1937.tbn_arvin_prom_p30_aug37.jpg
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Scanned from the Radio Retailing January 1941.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_jan41.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing February 1941.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_feb41.jpg
By courtesy of guest Michael Feldt, indianaradios.com, USA who sent us a scan of the flier from 1937 for the 1937/38 Phantom models.tbn_arvin_letter_1937.png
By courtesy of guest Michael Feldt, indianaradios.com, USA who sent us a scan of the flier from 1937 for the 1937/38 Phantom models.tbn_arvin_flier_1937_38_p2.jpg
By courtesy of guest Michael Feldt, indianaradios.com, USA who sent us a scan of the flier from 1937 for the 1937/38 Phantom models.tbn_arvin_flier_1937_38_p3.jpg
By courtesy of guest Michael Feldt, indianaradios.com, USA who sent us a scan of the flier from 1937 for the 1937/38 Phantom models.tbn_arvin_flier_1937_38_p4.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing September 1941.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_sep41p15.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing March 1946 page 139.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_mar46_p139.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing April 1946 page 107.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_apr46_p107.jpg
Q: Arvin, Katalogwerbung 1952tbn_usa_arvin_werbung_1952.jpg
Scanned by Bob Timms, Wilmington, NC, USA from the 1937 catalog of Belknap Hardware and Mfg. Co.; Louisville, Kentucky. Prepared and uploaded by Monique at Radiomuseum.org.tbn_catalog_belknap_37_p1.jpg
Scanned by Bob Timms, Wilmington, NC, USA from the 1937 catalog of Belknap Hardware and Mfg. Co.; Louisville, Kentucky. Prepared and uploaded by Monique at Radiomuseum.org.tbn_catalog_belknap_37_p2.jpg
Scanned by Bob Timms, Wilmington, NC, USA from the 1937 catalog of Belknap Hardware and Mfg. Co.; Louisville, Kentucky. Prepared and uploaded by Monique at Radiomuseum.org.tbn_catalog_belknap_37_p3.jpg
Scanned by Bob Timms, Wilmington, NC, USA from the 1937 catalog of Belknap Hardware and Mfg. Co.; Louisville, Kentucky. Prepared and uploaded by Monique at Radiomuseum.org.tbn_catalog_belknap_37_p4.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing January 1946 page 117.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_jan46_p117.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing October 1945 page 87.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_oct45_p87.jpg
Scanned from the Arvin flier Form No. H31-E-15M, 1940 page 1.tbn_arvin_flier_h31_4_15m_p1.jpg
Scanned from the Arvin flier Form No. H31-E-15M, 1940 page 2.tbn_arvin_flier_h31_4_15m_p2.jpg
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Scanned from the Arvin flier Form No. H29-E-10M, 1940 page 2.tbn_arvin_form_h_29e_10m_p2.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing May 1946 page 133.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_may46_p133.jpg
By courtesy of guest Michael Feldt, indianaradios.com, USA who sent us a scan of the flier from 1937 for the 1937/38 Phantom models.tbn_arvin_flier_1938.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing June 1946 page 85.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_jun46_p85.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing July 1946 page 27.tbn_arvin_prom_rr_jul46_p27.jpg
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Scanned from the Radio Retailing February 1947 page 59.tbn_rr_feb47_p59.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing March 1947 page 23.tbn_rr_mar47_p23.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing April 1947 page 27.tbn_rr_apr47_p27.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing June 1947 page 22.tbn_rr_jun47_p22.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing June 1947 page 23.tbn_rr_jun47_p23.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing July 1947 page 47.tbn_rr_jul47_p47.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing September 1947 page 28.tbn_rr_sep47_p28.jpg
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From Saturday Evening Post, 29JAN1955.tbn_usa_arvin_tv_doc.jpg

  
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