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Yaou Radio Co ltd ; Kanagawa-ken

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Name: Yaou Radio Co ltd ; Kanagawa-ken    (J)  
alternative name:
Yaou Electric Co., Ltd.
Abbreviation: yaou
Products: Model types

Yaou Electric Co.Ltd. was(?) a manufacturer of radios and tv-sets, marked as "General" on the front.
Yaou is mentioned in "The history of television, 1942 to 2000" (by Albert Abramson): They introduced their first color-TV in spring 1963 with a line-sequential 8" Chromatron one-gun type CRT.
It may be hard to identify "General" as "Yaou"-products because the circuit diagrams inside of their radio models are issued (sometimes) in Japanese language.

Yaou Electric Co., Ltd., 1116 Suenaga, Kawasaki-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan.  Have US patents from 1964 to 1967. 

Yaou used Japan Code 901.  Brands associated with this code include Broadmoor, General, KLH, Realistic (Radio Shack), RCA, Ross, Sylvania, and Teknika.


This manufacturer was suggested by Berthold Bosch † 13.2.19.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
48 5NS-1 6W-C5  Im Oktober 1947 ordnete die U.S. Militärregierung in Japan an, dass verstärkt Superhets he... 
52 General 5S-20 6W-C5   
61 General Transistor 6 6GA-441    
60–62 Transistor 6 6G-909   Imported to US by Custom Importing Co.; Kansas City. Similar to TAC Transistor 6. 
60 Transistor 6 6G-819   Imported to US by Co-op Importing Co. Div. of Radiolab. Inc.; Kansas City, Missouri. AM... 
60 Eldorado Transistor 6 6G-770 2NJ8  Eldorado Transistor 6 6G-770 radio has a stand and a 10 ohm PM speaker. Very ... 
60 Delmonico Transistor 6   Speaker 10 Ohm. Similar to Yaou 6G-819. 
59 Transistor 6 6G908   The model 6G-908 is made by Yaou Electric Co. Ltd. in Japan. Accessories: Leather case, e... 
60 General Petite 1 6G-620 2NJ8  General Petite 1 6G-620 radio has a 10 ohm PM speaker. Very similar to Eldorado Tr... 
60 General Transistor Six 6G-309 HJ22D  Speaker: General PD-25060 / 10 Ohm. 
65 General AM-FM Transistor Ten 8GA 701F (8GA 70IF)   General 8GA 701F (8GA 70IF), AM-FM Transistor Ten Radio; Two earphone jacks, made by Yaou ... 
65 General N-22 12BE6  2 Lautsprecher 


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

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