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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  36/37 Rogers 11/65 Ch= 6R632 6A7M  The Rogers model 11/65 is a 6-tube radio for standard broadcast and 1.7-5.7 MHz and 5.7-18... 
CDN  41/42 Rogers 16/65 Ch= 11RA651 6J8M  The Rogers model 16/65 is a 6-tube radio for standard broadcast and shortwave reception. W... 
CDN  41/42 Rogers 15/14C6 Ch= 10RA1471 6K7M  The Rogers model 15/14C6 is a 14-tube console radio for standard broadcast and shortwave r... 
CDN  41/42 Majestic 41106A Ch= 10MA1061 6T6M  The Majestic model 41106A is a 10-tube radio for standard broadcast and shortwave receptio... 
CDN  41/42 Rogers 15/106A Ch= 10RA1061 6T6M  The Rogers model 15/106A is a 10-tube radio for standard broadcast and shortwave reception... 
CDN  41/42 Rogers 15/13C6 Ch= 10RA1361 6K7M  The Rogers model 15/13C6 is a 13-tube console radio for standard broadcast and shortwave r... 
CDN  41/42 Rogers 15/81A Ch= 10RB861 1P5M  The Rogers model 15/81A is an 8-tube battery powered radio for BC and shortwave reception.... 
CDN  41/42 Majestic 4186A Ch= 10MA861 6T6M  The Majestic model 4186A is an 8-tube radio for BC and SW reception. Has tuning eye t... 
CDN  36/37 Rogers 11/55 Ch= 6R531 6A7M  The Rogers model 11/55 is a 5-tube radio for standard broadcast and 1.7-5.7 MHz and 5.7-18... 
CDN  56 R861 1R5  The Rogers-Majestic model R861 is a 4-tube battery powered radio. Same schematic as the Ph... 
CDN  36/37 Rogers 11/75 Ch= 6R731 6A7M  The Rogers model 11/75 is a 7-tube radio for standard broadcast and 1.7-5.7 and 5.7-18 MHz... 
CDN  32/33 Majestic 290 58S  These are Rogers Majestic spray shield tubes. With 8 and 10 inch speaker. 

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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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