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Kobe Kogyo Corporation (TEN); Kobe

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Name: Kobe Kogyo Corporation (TEN); Kobe    (J)  
Abbreviation: kobe
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer

Carried out research into vacuum tubes in the late 40's and later on semiconductor devices. In 1953, Kobe Kogyo became the first company in Japan to suceed in making a transistor. In 1961, they developed a microwave oven that was put into mass production. Their first product using transistors was a car radio supplied to Toyota. The company merged with Fujitsu in 1963.
Tube brand = TEN

Before WW2, the company was known as Kawinishi Kogyo and changed it's name to Kobe Kogyo after WW2. Kawinishi Kogyo were associated with aircraft production.

This manufacturer was suggested by William J Blanchflower.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
58 Transistor Six KT-63 2S30  Reverse painted front. Diode: 1NA4, varistor: KV-1.Frequency range: 535-1605 kHz.Earphone ... 
63 KT-1000 M    
60 KT-80   Similar to Kobe Play-Rite KT-80. It has all the same marking except that Kobe Kogyo Corp i... 
65 Ten Autoradio AR-363SD   AM radio with cradle frame. 
61 KT-75   Earphone jack. 
60 Ten Autoradio AR-365SD   Kobe Ten AR-365SD; Portable transistor radio for use as car radio with suitable bracket an... 
62/63 KT1000   Le cadre ferrite est au dessus du poste, et il est orientable (gonio). Commutation local d... 
58 KT-62   Earphone jack. 
57 KT-6 2S30  2 diodes. Earphone jack. Frequency range: 535-1605 kHz.First transistor radio of Kobe Kogy... 
58 KT-61   Empfangsbereich 535-1605 kHz. 
64 Play-Rite KT-80   Similar to Kobe KT-80. It has all the same marking except that Play-Rite is shown on the F... 
62 Ten Autoradio AR361   Appears to have a built-in loudspeaker and telescopic aerial. The set has probably got ... 


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

TEN Brand Logo von einer Röhrenschachtel 3S4 SF.tbn_j_kogekogyo_tenlogo.jpg