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RCA Victor (International), Montreal

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Name: RCA Victor (International), Montreal    (CDN)  
Abbreviation: rca-victor
Products: Model types

Cooperation with Canadian General Electric (CGE).


From "Radios of Canada" by Lloyd Swackhammer "The following is a brief history of this US company's entry into Canada. The Berliner Gramophone Company of Montreal, was a franchise holder of the Berliner Company in the US. Berliner then became the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1920, when RCA bought Berliner in the US for $5.1 million, which also included some equity in the Canadian company.

In 1928 RCA increased its financial interest in the Victor Talking Machine Company of Canada, and in 1929 bought it completely. RCA used this license to become a Canadian radio manufacturer, and names slowly changed in Canada. According to the Radio College of Canada circuit diagram sheets, the actual change from Victor Talking Machine Company to RCA Victor seemed to occur, with some overlap, in the 1933-35 model years.

RCA in the US was originally formed to be a patent holding company, and contracted out the manufacture of their radios to the Westinghouse and General Electric companies. They also followed this procedure in Canada, using the Canadian Westinghouse and Canadian General Electric companies. Many times during this era sets were made with identical chassis, except they used different model numbers for GE, Westinghouse and RCA Victor brands.

RCA also used the Victor and Radiola brand names on occasion as well."

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
CDN  40 A-21 6SA7  Five push keys for mechanical tuning of 5 different stations in Standard Broadcasting - MW... 
CDN  58 P-332 2S52  The RCA-Victor model P-332 is a 6-transistor portable radio for standard broadcast recepti... 
CDN  62 Six Transistor PA-5   RCA Victor 6 Transistor PA-5; (Far-east/Toshiba?) made expressely for RCA Victor Company, ... 
CDN  65 All Transistor Alarm Clock Radio Six 6 GP 628C   With clock. With clock. See similar model Toshiba 6TC485. 
CDN  39/40 Globe Trotter A20 6SA7  Similar to RCA Globetrotter A20E and CGE JK53 Wood with chrome.  
CDN  52 523 12SA7  210-250V If optional resistive plug fitted. Shortwave band 4.7-18 MHz. 
CDN  55 Nipper VI 12BE6  US version RCA 6-X-5, ch RC-1157. 
CDN  60 Parliament CD-3TRV   Promotional radio for cigarettes "Parliament". 
CDN  54 Nipper IV 12BE6  Produced in 8 colours. Blue, Brown, Burgundy, Green, Ivory, Red, Yellow, White. 
CDN  50 BT502 1R5  Speaker 4x6 inches. The audio output stage comprises of two 1A5 tubes in parallel. 
CDN  50 Little Master IV 12BE6  Similar to USA RCA model X551. 
CDN  46 BP-4 1R5  Metal case with plastic lid & base. Speaker 2x3 inches. Battery life; 1.5v 3-5 Hours, 67.5... 


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