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RCA Victor (International), Montreal

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

Cooperation with Canadian General Electric (CGE).

History:

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  39 6B3 1D5G  The Canadian RCA Victor model 6B3 is a 6-tube 6-volt storage battery powered table radio. ... 
CDN  56 F-182 12BA6  The RCA-Victor model F-182 is a 3-tube table top record player. Has an automatic record ch... 
CDN  56 7-EY-1 25L6GT  The RCA-Victor model Y-EY-1 is a 1-tube table top 45 RPM record player unit. Uses model RP... 
CDN  50 VA45   The RCA model VA45 is a 45 rpm record changer attachment. Can play up to 10 7-inch records... 
CDN  41 V5-A   The Canadian RCA Victor model V5-A is a manually operated 78 rpm record player with crysta... 
CDN  41 V5-1   The Canadian RCA Victor model V5-1 is a manually operated 78 rpm record player with crysta... 
CDN  41 V5   The Canadian RCA Victor model V5 is a manually operated 78 rpm record player with crystal ... 
CDN  41 RP-158   The RCA model RP-158 is a 78 record changing mechanism. It can play twelve 10-inch records... 
CDN  40 Imperial 6K7  The RCA Victor "Imperial" is a 7-tube car radio for 6-volt negative ground systems. This m... 
CDN  39 Nipperette 1A7G  The RCA Victor "Nipperette" is a small 4-tube battery powered table radio for broadcast re... 
CDN  39 U-60A 6K8  The RCA Victor model U-60A is a 6-tube combination radio / 78 rpm record player. Covers st... 
CDN  54 525 12BE6  The RCA-Victor model 525 is a 5-tube AC/DC table radio. Covers standard broadcast and 4.7-... 

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