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General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY

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Name: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY    (USA)  
Brand:
Musaphonic
Abbreviation: general-el
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer
Summary:

General Electric Co.; Electronics Department, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - in 1949 SAMS writes: Electronic Park, Syracuse, NY - Trade names General Electric, Musaphonic, "Golden Tone".
Vertretung Schweiz: Novelectric AG; Zürich Zudem: Apco vertreibt GE-Radios aus Grossbritannien - z.B: Katalin-artiges Gerät mit Rö = X76M, KTW76, DH76 und U76 zu Fr. 330.-.

Founded: 1879
History:

In 1876, Thomas Alva Edison opened a new laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Out of the laboratory was to come perhaps the most famous invention of all-a successful development of the incandescent electric lamp. By 1890, Edison had organized his various businesses into the Edison General Electric Company. In 1879, Elihu Thomson and E. J. Houston formed the rival Thomson-Houston Company. It merged with various companies and was later led by Charles A. Coffin, a former shoe manufacturer from Lynn, Massachusetts. Mergers with competitors and the patent rights owned by each company put them into dominant positions in the electrical industry. As businesses expanded, it became increasingly difficult for either company to produce complete electrical installations relying solely on their own technology. In 1892, these two major companies combined, in a merger arranged by financier J. P. Morgan, to form the General Electric Company, with its headquarters in Schenectady, New York. In 1896, General Electric was one of the original 12 companies listed on the newly-formed Dow Jones Industrial Average. GE is the only one that remains today. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was founded by GE and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) in 1919 to further international radio. General Electric was one of the eight major computer companies (with IBM - the largest, Burroughs, Scientific Data Systems, Control Data Corporation, Honeywell, RCA and UNIVAC) through most of the 1960s. GE had an extensive line of general purpose and special purpose computers. Among them were the GE 200, GE 400, and GE 600 series general purpose computers, the GE 4010, GE 4020, and GE 4060 real time process control computers, and the Datanet 30 message switching computer. A Datanet 600 computer was designed, but never sold. It has been said that GE got into the computer manufacturing business because in the 1950's they were the largest user of computers outside of the United States federal government. In 1970 GE sold its computer division to Honeywell. In 1986, GE re-acquired RCA, primarily for the NBC television network. The rest was sold to various companies, including Bertelsmann and Thomson. In 2004, GE bought the television and movie assets of Vivendi Universal and became the third largest media conglomerate in the world. The new company was named NBC Universal. Also in 2004, GE completed the spinoff of most of its life and mortgage insurance assets into an independent company, Genworth Financial, based in Richmond, Virginia. In that same year, GE also acquired the credit card unit of the department store Dillard's for $1.25 billion.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  77 Citizens-Band-Transceiver 3-5970   CB 100 mW 2 Canales a crital de cuarzo. 
USA  42 60 Musaphonic 6AB7  Record Changer and Recording Unit JM-1C. 
USA  47/48 62 12SA7  Color: ivory. Similar model 60 in Mahogany color. There is also a completely different con... 
USA  47 X260 1LC6  Batterie-Netz (Dioden!). Waves: STD (540-1600KC), 49M, 31M, 25M, 19M, 16M, LOG. 
USA  47 XF152 6SA7   
USA  48 145 1R5  General Electric 3-Way Personal AM Portable Model 145. Maroon plastic case Selenium... 
USA  48 160 1U4  Vibrator for +B 
USA  50 600 1R5  Selenium Rectifier. 
USA  50 603 1R5  Selenium RectifierColor=Tan 
USA  49/50 601 1R5  Selenium Rectifier Color=Maroon. 
USA  49/50 650 1T4  Selenium Rectifier 
USA  50 604 1R5  Selenium RectifierColor=Green 

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

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Publicidad de la revista blanco y negro (E)del año 1936tbn_generalelectrica.jpg
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GE logotbn_usa_generalelectric_logo.jpg
Firmen-Logo: General Electric ~ 1960tbn_usa_generalelectric_firmenlogo.jpg
Werbung der General Electric USA in der Zeitschrift "das Elektron" im Jahre 1961tbn_usa_general_electric_werbung_1961.jpg
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Werbung aus 1945tbn_usa_generalelectric_ad1945.jpg
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Werbung aus 1950tbn_usa_generalelectric_ad_1950.jpg
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Radio Broadcast, Apr. 1923, p. 523tbn_usa_ge_tungar.jpg
Radio Broadcast, Apr. 1924, p. 535tbn_usa_general_electric_tungar.jpg
Scanned from the General Electric Folder 1000M 9-37 for 1938.tbn_generalelectric_folder_1000m_part1.jpg
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Scanned from the General Electric Folder 1000M-PUB.NO. 175-59 for 1947.tbn_ge_folder_175_59_1947_p2.jpg
Scanned from the General Electric Folder 13-497-W for 1941.tbn_ge_13_497w_1941_p1_part1.jpg
General Electric Advertise 1937tbn_usa_ge_ad_1937_touchtuning.jpg
Vintage Ad 1945 - Judy Garlandtbn_usa_ge_vintage_ad_1945.jpg
1951 Print Adtbn_usa_ge_1951_print_ad.jpg
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From USA:ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 18, 1972 Nº 26, vol. 45tbn_usa_general_electric_advice.jpg
Print Ad 1963tbn_usa_generalelectric_portable_tv.jpg
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Forum contributions about this manufacturer/brand
General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
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GE adds the following 6 Radio Model families in 1959
Ernst Erb
26.Apr.11
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I was researching data for a General Electric model P-797-D and found this helpful information to be worked into the mentioned model pages - especially the year of market introduction:

"The Billboard" in its sixty-fifth year (price 50 cents) calls itself "The amusement industry's leading Newsweekly". In its issue of January 12, 1959, beginning on page 20, it brings the following announcement: "Six Models Added to G-E Radio Line". The following is here of interest: "Heading the line is the "Cross-Country" Model P-780 with a retail price of $ 75. It has 8 transistors plus one crystal diode and features a tuned RF stage for long-range reception even in cars, planes, trains or boats. Case has chrome plated metal front grille and luggage-type folding handle, 5 1/4 inch speaker, vernier slide-rule tuning, and extra-large 9 1/2 inch ferrite rod antenna, dial light. Will play about 500 hours on one set of ordinary flashlight batteries.

Model P-776 styled in saddle-stitched ginger leather with a gold grille, has seven transistors plus one crystal diode, a 4 inch speaker, dial light, ferrite rod antenna. It provides about 400 hours of normal play and is priced $ 59.95.

Models P-770 and P-771, priced at $ 49.95, each feature seven transistors plus one diode, high impact case with retractable handle styled in antique white and mocha (P-770) or two-tone green (P-771; 4 inch speaker, dial light, 400 hours.

Models P-795 for $ 39.95 with cases of saddle stitched simulated leather with a contrasting grille in high impact plastic, are available in black and white for model P-795, blue and white for P-796 and beige and cocoa for P-797. About 200 hours of play.

A seven-transistor pocket radio, styled in ebony and white for model P-785, antique white for model P-786 or wedgewood blue and white for model P-787, priced $ 49.95. They are 6 inches long, 3 3/8 inches high and 1 3/4 inches thin, weight 16 ounces including batteries. Operates 50 hours on low-cost carbon pen-light cells or 150 hours with mercury batteries. May also be used with model P-15 leather recharger - travel case, which includes nickel-cadmium batteries which may be recharged for up to 10,000 hours of play.

The other new all-transistor pocket radio is priced at $ 29.95 and is available in antique white as model P-805 or wedgewood blue as model P-806. 5 transistors plus one diode, high impact polystyrene case, 3 1/2 inch speaker, plays 150 hours on one set of batteries.

Carried over from the 1958 line are an all-transistor pocket radio, priced at $ 39.95 in ebony model P-745, or turquoise and white as P-746 and a three-way portable radio, $ 29.95 in ebony and white as P-671 or sage green and white as P-674.

Pocket radios are equipped with earphone jacks which are available as an accessory as carrying cases are available for most models. Portable radios will be available at retail level in the early spring, with the exception of model P-780, which will be available in June.

The same issue of Billboard can be used for dating also models of other brand. Thanks to Google we can read quite many such issues. By searching with the term transistorradio and billboard and then clicking (left column) "Books" one gets about 645 results. Best is to go for years as the third term, starting at 1954 ... You can also use the manufacturer name or brand instead and leave transistorradio away.

 
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Broadcasting early days: the lampshade mike at WGY.
Emilio Ciardiello
06.Nov.08
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The attached 1942 General Electric ad, from Electronics, May 1942, recalls the early days of broadcasting at WGY in 1922. It is fascinating the sight of the artistic lampshade mike, fully integrated with the studio decoration, to prevent the performer being worried about the presence of a microphone.
Also remarkable, in the small picture on the right, the Ford Model T radiator, with a table electric fan on the stool before, to cool the transmitting tube visible on the top.

 

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