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Pilot Electric Mfg. Co. (Radio Corp.); Brooklyn (NY)

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Name: Pilot Electric Mfg. Co. (Radio Corp.); Brooklyn (NY)    (USA)  
alternative name:
Pilot Radio & Television || Pilot Radio and Tube || Pilot Radio Corporation
Brand: Dragon || Jumbo || Pilotone || Rainbow || Super Dragon || Super Wasp || Twentieth Century || Wasp
Abbreviation: pilot
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer

Pilot Electric Mfg. Co.; 103 Broadway, Brooklyn, then 323 Berry Street, Brooklyn (NY). Was formally organized by Isidor Goldberg.
Other names:
Pilot Radio Corporation Long Island City NY USA (with own record label)
Pilot Radio & Television Co.
Pilot Radio and Tube Co., Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Pilot Radio Co.,37-06 36th Street, Long Island City, NY.
Beacon Radio Mfg.Co.,Inc., 323 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Trade names: Air Hound, Air Scout, Captain-Kidd, Dragon, Jumbo, Pilot, Pilotone, Rainbow, Standard, Super Dragon, (Super) Wasp, Twentieth Century.
Swiss agency: Radio-Matériel SA; Lausanne.

Founded: 1922
Documents about this manufacturer/brand
  Pilot Stereophonic Components Catalog (circa 1962) 4689 KB
Bunis / Slusser, Coll.Guide to old Radios.
A.Douglas, Radio Manufacturers of the 1920's.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  45 G-586 6A8G   
USA  38/38 H-594 6K8  Automatic tuner; AFC; tuning eye. Because of the 6K8 - see schematics - the model can... 
USA  30/31 AC Midget [1st type] 24  spezielle Form [3330304B] 
USA  31/32 AC Midget [2nd type] 24  [3331454B] 
USA  32 Broadcast 24   
USA  36 G-852 6A7   
USA  38/38 H-590 6K8  Because of the 6K8 - see schematics - the model can not be earlier than 1938. 
USA  38 H-11 1A7G   
USA  39 H-12 1A7G  Built-in loop antenna. 
USA  39 TH-12 1A7G  eingeb. Rahmen 
USA  45 G-508 6K7    
USA  45 G-509 6K7 


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

Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing July 1947 page 128.tbn_rr_jul47_p128.jpg
Record label of a flexible Pilotone record (78rpm)tbn_usa_pilotone_1058_5119.jpg
Scanned from the Radio & Television Retailing September 1947 page 69.tbn_rr_sep47_p69.jpg
Advertisement for Pilot Wasp in Australia. From the "Newcastle Sun" February 8, 1930.tbn_us_pilot_wasp_australian_ad_1930.jpg
Popular Science ad January 1930tbn_pilot_company_ps_130.png
Radio Craft July 1930tbn_pilotron_rc730.png
Popular Science January 1930tbn_pilot_radio_advert_ps130.png
Radio Craft July 1930tbn_pilot_tubes_rc730.png
Pilot Dial Advert. 1928 Radio News Jan 1928, Page 803tbn_us_pilot_pilot_advert_radio_news_jan_1928_page_803.jpg


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