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Kolster; USA

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Name: Kolster; USA    (USA)  
Brand:
International
Abbreviation: kolster-us
Products: Model types
Summary:

Kolster; USA - Trade names: Brandes, International, Kolster.
Kolster Radio Corp., New York.
See also GB = Int. Radio and Electric Corp., London [3331444-1326].

History:
correct Name(s):

initially"The Federal Telegraph Company of California" changed its name to "Federal Brandes" after acquisition of Brandes 1922 (since there was another company called Federal making Radios: Federal T&T of Buffalo, no relation).

Kolster was used already as Brand Name by Federal ("Kolster Radio, a Product of Federal-Brandes,Inc").
In 1928 this Company was renamed in "Kolster Radio Corporation of America".

The combined Name Kolster-Brandes was not in use officially in USA, but in UK the British branch got that name in 1928.

Ref.: Alan Douglas, Radio Manuf.of the 20s
Geddes/Bussey, The Setmakers


korrekte Firmenbezeichnung(en):

zunächst"The Federal Telegraph Company of California", änderte man auf"Federal Brandes" nach Übernahme der kanadischen Firma Brandes 1922 (Es gab schon eine andere Radiofirma gleichen Namens: Federal T&T of Buffalo. Die beiden Firmen hatten nichts miteinander zu tun!).

Der Name Kolster fand aber schon als Marke Verwendung: "Kolster Radio, a Product of Federal-Brandes,Inc"stand in Werbeanzeigen.

1928 erfolgte die Umbenennung in"Kolster Radio Corporation of America"

Der kombinierte Name "Kolster-Brandes" galt offiziell nur für den britischen Ableger ab 1928, nicht für die US-Firma.

Quellen:
Alan Douglas, Radio Manuf.of the 20s
Geddes/Bussey, The Setmakers


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  31/32 K-70 35  [3331454B] 
USA  45 FG-50   6 x KW 
USA  45 20-T   9 KW-Bänder 
USA  31/32 K-60 35  Stein "Cathedral & Tombstone Radios" lists 6 tubes for this mod... 
USA  25 6-B   Fedel Tel. Co. 1925, Federal Brandes, Inc. 1926-7, Kolster Radio Corp. 1928-9, Brandes Rad... 
USA  25 6-C   Two dials (primary tuning control knobs) 
USA  26/27 6-D [long escutcheon] UX201A  One dial (primary tuning control knob). Rider lists '01A tubes and a '17A alternative to t... 
USA  26 6-E UX201A  One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  27 6-F 26  One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  26/27 6-G UX201A  The 1927 Kolster Radio catalog 1927 features model 6G (without the dash) for $185 with a c... 
USA  26/27 6-H UX201A  One dial (primary tuning control knob). 
USA  27 6-J 26   

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

tbn_usa_kolster_brandes_prospekt.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing June 1927 page 202.tbn_rr_june27_p202_ad_kolster.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing June 1927 page 202.tbn_rr_june27_p203_ad_kolster.jpg
Kolster Radio Corporation Color Promotional Brochure from 1929 showing the K-43, K-44 and the K-45.tbn_usa_kolster_k43_brochure1.jpg
Kolster Radio Corporation Color Promotional Brochure from 1929 showing the K-43, K-44 and the K-45.tbn_usa_kolster_k43_brochure2.jpg
Authorized Dealer Appointment and Franchise of 1926. Page 1 of 3.tbn_kolster_radio_dealer_appointment_1926_page_1_of_3~~1.jpg
Authorized Dealer Appointment and Franchise of 1926. Page 2 and 3 (last page with information).tbn_kolster_radio_dealer_appointment_1926_page_2_3~~1.jpg

  
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