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History of the manufacturer  

Vancouver Radio or Chisholm Industries; Vancouver

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Name: Vancouver Radio or Chisholm Industries; Vancouver    (CDN)  
Abbreviation: vancouver
Products: Model types

Vancouver Radio Laboratories; Canada: original company name (1933): "Vancouver Radio Engineers" became Vancouver Radio Laboratories Ltd." (1936) and finally "Chisholm Industries Ltd." (1946)

Not related to "Chisholm Barfield Corp." in the USA.

Founded: 1933
Closed: 1964
Production: 1936 - 1964
VRL began in 1933 as a radio services and parts supplier under the name "Vancouver Radio Engineers" then changed company name in 1936 to "Vancouver Radio Laboratories Ltd." when they began manufacturing receivers and transmitters of their own design; a final name change occurred in 1946 to "Chisholm Industries Ltd." (after which time their products were branded "Chisholm"). The company produced various commercial and military transmitters and receivers but after WW2 concentrated on producing consumer table radios, hi-fi equipment and black and white television receivers.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
CDN  40 VRL Receiver 6K7  Range: 1.4 to 28 MHz in 4 bands. Modes: CW, MCW and AM R/T. Sensitivit... 
CDN  55 Chisholm T530 6SA7  Black and white TV receiver, standard North American channels 2-13. Speaker system compris... 
CDN  52 Chisholm 630 6SA7   
CDN  48 530