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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  63 SHC764 6DT8  The RCA-Victor model SHC764 is an 11-tube AM/FM console radio with built-in stereo record ... 
CDN  63 SHC765 6DT8  The RCA-Victor model SHC765 is a 12-tube AM/FM console radio with built-in stereo record c... 
CDN  53 35QU 12BE6  The RCA-Victor model 35QU is a 5-tube table top combination radio with 3-speed record chan... 
CDN  63 C-517 18FX6  The RCA-Victor model C-517 is a 5-tube clock radio.  
CDN  63 GP-551 2SA30  The RCA-Victor model GP-551 is a portable 6-transistor radio for AM broadcast reception. H... 
CDN  53 VA-350 12BE6  The RCA-Victor model VA-350 is a 5-tube AM broadcast radio with built-in record changer. 
CDN  64 All Transistor GP711 2SA203   
CDN  63 C-609 12BE6  The RCA-Victor model C-609 is a 5-tube clock radio. 
CDN  65 RGM49 2SA434  The RCA-Victor model RGM49 is a portable 10-transistor AM/FM radio. May be similar to USA ... 
CDN  65 RGM39 2SA434  The RCA-Victor model RGM39 is a portable 10-transistor AM/FM radio. 
CDN  63 GP-556M 2SA135  The RCA-Victor model GP-556M is a portable AM/FM 11-transistor radio. Has 2 earphone jacks... 
CDN  53 A570X 12BE6  The RCA-Victor model A570X is a 5-tube 12V car radio. The vibrator type power supply for t... 


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