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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  27 Cone Speaker ("Ellipticon") Model 1500   Speaker unit in two-tone mahogany cabinet. Compare with "Ellipticon" models of Brandes ... 
USA  29 K-6    
USA  25 8B [old or wrong] UX201A  One dial (primary tuning control knob) 
USA  32 K95   Push-pull output stage. Highboy with stretcher base. 
USA  32 K66 36   
USA  33 K1066    
USA  33 K1065    
USA  32 K86F   Push-pull output stage. R/P-version of K86. 
USA  32 K85 35  Push-pull output stage. The schematic is identical to the Kolster K82 model  
USA  32 K76    
USA  32 K75    
USA  32 K65    

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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

  
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