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Rogers-Majestic, Standard Radio Manufacturing, Rogers Radio Tubes; Toronto

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Name: Rogers-Majestic, Standard Radio Manufacturing, Rogers Radio Tubes; Toronto    (CDN)  
alternative name:
Rogers Radio Tube
Abbreviation: rogerstube
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Standard Radio Manufacturing Corp. Ltd. (1925)
Rogers-Majestic Corp Ltd, Toronto (1929)

Rogers Radio Tubes Ltd., 56 Church St., Toronto ["Manufacturers of the Non-ferrous Metals in Canada", Dominion Bureau of Statistics, 1928].

In 1929, the company held exclusive distribution, manufacturing and trade-mark rights for Majestic Electric radios (Grigsby-Grunow Company).

Rogers Radio Tubes Ltd. remained in existence until at least 1940 [Fincancial Records available via Western Libraries (lib.uwo.ca) for 1931 - 1940]

Tyne page 351: "Published information pertaining to Rogers' dates of manufacture and establishment of companies is limited and conflicting. For example, the brochure "Edward Samuel Rogers Collection" is a disservice to Rogers because of inaccuracies.

Some of the information presented here is taken from the "Davey Report" of the Special Senate Committee on Mass Media, "Words, Music, and Dollars", 1970, p.106; abbreviated [DR] below.

Founded: 1924
History:
Edward Samuel (Tyne spells 'Samuels') Rogers founded the Rogers Radio Company, Ltd. of Toronto in 1924 - at the age of 24. Tyne page 349: "While on a trip to the United States in that same year, Rogers visited an American laboratory where he saw a small tube designed to be operated from ordinary household alternating current. When he went back to Toronto he took with him the Canadian patent rights to this tube."

It was Frederick S. McCullough who made this AC tube but it produced excessive hum. Rogers developed a better insulator for the heater and redesigned the heater to get lesser hum and produced this tube on August 26, 1925.
On May 30, 1925 the company was incorporated under Dominion charter as the Standard Radio Manufacturing Corporation, Ltd. [DR] to manufacture radios using his AC-tubes called Type 32 - actually R32 and later also R30.

Rogers Radio Tubes Ltd. was founded around 1928.

On Sep. 3, 1929 capitalization was altered and the name changed to Rogers-Majestic Corporation Ltd. [DR; The Calgary Daily Herald, 24. Oct. 1929 p.24]
In 1934, Rogers-Majestic acquired the assets of Consolidated Industries Ltd., including shares of De Forest Radio Corp., Norge, Hammond and Consolidated Industries Products Ltd.
In 1941, all the assets of Rogers-Majestic Corp. Ltd., except shares and bonds of Rogers Radio Broadcasting Company and shares of Canadian Radio Artists Bureau Ltd., were sold to Small Electric Motors (Canada) Ltd. for $645,000 net [DR; Ottawa Citizen, 5. Feb. 1941, p.21].

Small Electric Motors Ltd. later became the Canadian division of Royal Philips Electronics (~1946). Philips kept the Rogers-Majestic label. [Source?]

Philips and Rogers-Majestic radios and TVs were made side-by-side in the Toronto factory from the late 40s until the 1970s. [Information courtesy C.Walter]

This manufacturer was suggested by Mark Hippenstiel.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
CDN  37/38 Majestic 760 Ch= 7M621 6A7M  The Rogers 12-60, 12-60B, Majestic 760B, De Forest Erie and Erie B are electronically iden... 
CDN  37/38 Rogers 12-60 Ch= 7R621 6A7M  The Rogers 12-60B, Majestic 760, 760B, De Forest Erie and Erie B are electronically identi... 
CDN  37/38 Rogers 12-86 Ch= 7R832 6A7M  The 6X6 tube is a tuning indicator. The Majestic 786 and De Forest Prescott are electroni... 
CDN  37/38 Rogers 12-65 Ch= 7R631 6A7M  The Rogers 12-67, De Forest Laval and Pacific are electronically identical to this set. T... 
CDN  37/38 Rogers 12-67 Ch= 7R633 6A7M  The Rogers 12-65, De Forest Laval and Pacific are electronically identical to this set. T... 
CDN  37/38 Rogers 12-60B Ch= 7R622 6A7M  The Rogers 12-60, Majestic 760, 760B, De Forest Erie and Erie B are electronically identic... 
CDN  37/38 Majestic 760B Ch= 7M622 6A7M  The Rogers 12-60, 12-60B, Majestic 760, De Forest Erie and Erie B are electronically ident... 
CDN  37/38 Rogers 12-85 Ch= 7R831 6A7M  The 6X6 tube is a tuning indicator. The De Forest Nipigon are electronically identical to... 
CDN  37/38 Majestic 786 Ch= 7M832 6A7M  The 6X6 tube is a tuning indicator. The Rogers 12-86 and De Forest Prescott are electroni... 
CDN  37/38 Majestic 785 Ch=7M831 6A7M  The 6X6 tube is a tuning indicator. This model has an added "Silent Tuning" switch. The ... 
CDN  37/38 Majestic 765 Ch= 7M631 6A7M  The Rogers 12-65, 12-67, De Forest Laval and Pacific are electronically identical to this ... 
CDN  37/38 Majestic 770 Ch= 7M731 6A7M  The 6X6 tube is used as a tuning indicator. The Rogers 12-70, 12-75, De Forest Dufferin, ... 

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

Scanned from the Majestic Folder MIGD11 for 1941.tbn_majestic_cdn_folder_1941_title.jpg
Scanned from the Majestic Folder MIGD11 for 1941.tbn_majestic_cdn_folder_1941_p1.jpg
Scanned from the Majestic Folder MIGD11 for 1941.tbn_majestic_cdn_folder_1941_p3.jpg
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"Davey Report" of the Special Senate Committee on Mass Media, "Words, Music, and Dollars", 1970, p.106tbn_cdn_rogers_report.png

  
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