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Majestic Radio & Television Co.,(post 1932)

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Name: Majestic Radio & Television Co.,(post 1932)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: majestic
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Majestic Radio & Television Corp., St.Charles, Illinois, USA.
Successor of Grigsby-Grunow in 1933.

Majestic was also a trade name of Grigsby-Grunow pre1933. Please do not confuse the names !

The often seen "Mighty Monarch of the Air" is not a model name. It is the general subname to the "Majestic" eagle emblem, and also used on the record labels of "Majestic Records, Inc., Subsidiary of Majestic Radio & Televison Corporation, New York City, USA".

Founded: 1933
Production: 1933 -
History:


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  41 7T11 6SK7  The purpose of the shield on the 25AC5 tube is probably to help dissipate the heat from th... 
USA  68 Galaxia 12BE6  Made in Mexico by : Radio Impulsora Mexicana, S.A.   
USA  39 671L   Tuning range 535 to 1750 kc. Cabinet in Ivory or Walnut modernistic design. 
USA  54 Port-A-Vision Portable TV Receiver   Majestic 14" B&W Receiver Model PoVision. Luggage Carrying Case, with leather han... 
USA  39 unknown portable    
USA  38 BC-222 VT-33  The BC-222 is a battery operated portable transceiver developed for the US Army Artillery.... 
USA  99 Dublette ID=155513   Portable Radio-Phonograph with pushbutton controls and built-in Ferrite double antenna.... 
USA  39 Petite [w/o speaker grille] 6K7   
USA  50 TV Receiver 1900 6AG5  The Majestic 1900 is a 19" b/w TV with US standard VHF Tuner channels 2 thru 13.  ... 
USA  34 Unknown table model 6D6  Name on the dial "Majestic Radio Corp" Uses a 185R4 Ballast Tube for dropping filam... 
USA  35 International 6C6   
USA  34 75A    

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

tbn_1940_majestic.jpg
Extracted from a Majestic record label of 1946tbn_usa_majedtic_eagle.jpg
Majestic shellac record of year 1946tbn_usa_majestic_7198b_t714_1946.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing August 1946 page 41.tbn_majestic_prom_rr_aug46_p41.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing September 1947 page 78.tbn_rr_sep47_p78.jpg
Majestic 78rpm special pressing without order number, matrix T745-13, ca. 1946tbn_majestic_t745_13.jpg
Scanned from the Majestic Folder "Smart Set".tbn_grigsby_grunow_folder_1933_34_smartset_majestic_p1.jpg
Scanned from the Majestic Folder "Smart Set".tbn_majestic_folder_smartset.jpg
Scanned from the Radio Retailing March 1939 page 29.tbn_rr_march1939_ad_majestic_p29.jpg
tbn_usa_majestic_radiotubes.jpg

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Majestic Radio & Television Co.,(post 1932)
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Majestic Radio purchase of Case Electric Corp.
Alan Larsen
21.Sep.12
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The 1937 Poor's Manual of Industrials listed the following about Majestic and Case. 

Majestic Radio & Television Corp. was incorporated Sept. 23, 1936 in Delaware and acquired a business commenced by Davega Stores Corp. originally for its soe account in May, 1936, with the purchase of all the rights, title and interest formerly of Grigsby-Grunow Co. in and to the trademarks "Majestic" and "Mighty Monarch of the Air." Corporation is now producing 11 models of Majestic radios and is developing four additional models and an advanced type of automobile radio. Radio sets are made under contract in the Case Electric Corp. plant in Marion, Indiana with an estimated plant capacity of 300,000 radios per annum.

The Majestic Radio Company had an option with Case Electric to purchase the assets of case. 

Option: Under its contract with Case Electric Corp., Majestic Corporation is entitled to purchase 10,000 shares of Case Electric Corp. at any time on or prior to Sept. 1, 1937 at $13.50 a share, plus any increase in value of said shares as may arise from earnings transferred to surplus between July 1, 1936 and date of exercise of said option,with an election to the holders of the 8,901 Case shares now outstanding to have their shares delivered upon the exercise of such option, instead of shares authorized but unissued. 

The 1938 Poor's Manual of Industrials explained the end of Case Electric. 

During 1937 the Majestic Corp. purchased from Case Electric Corp. manufacturing licenses, machinery and equipment and transferred operations formerly conducted by Case Electric Corp. in Marion, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois.

 
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Majestic-GrigsbyGrunow-GeneralHousehold
Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
10.Sep.08
  1

Majestic is a name of multiple use. There is terrible confusion in literature about three separate companies.
To avoid doublets and achieve unambiguous allocation of radio models the relations of Majestic vs. Grigsby-Grunow and Grunow/General Household Utilities are listed in the following.

1) Company Grigsby-Grunow went bankrupt in 1932 and its models ended with the 1933 season. Models were often named Majestic.
It was followed by two successing companies:

2) Company Majestic Radio & Television started in 1933

3) Company General Household Utilities started also in 1933,
featuring the model name Grunow.

Please be extremely careful to distinguish the 3 different manufacturers, in particular for 1933 models.

Rider's is listing in the index "Grigsby-Grunow" models, but to find are they under "Majestic" in the files (although the sheets themselves are headed Grigsby-Grunow...).
Similar confusion is found in Bunis/Slusser, while Machine Age to jet Age puts together No.1 and 2, separating No.3.
Beitman calls both No.1 and 2 Majestic, but separating "old" and  "new".
Grinder does separate, but lists models from the late 1930's also under Grigsby-Grunow (No.1).

 
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