Please click your language flag. Bitte Sprachflagge klicken.

History of the manufacturer  

Electrohome (Dominion Industries, ex Phonola); Kitchener (Ontario)

As a member you can upload pictures (but not single models please) and add text.
Both will display your name after an officer has activated your content, and will be displayed under «Further details ...» plus the text also in the forum.
Name: Electrohome (Dominion Industries, ex Phonola); Kitchener (Ontario)    (CDN)  
Dominion || Serenader, Canada || Viking Canada
Abbreviation: electrohom
Products: Model types

Full Name is "Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd."; Kitchener (Ontario, Canada). But commonly used name ist just Electrohome, e.g. by Radio College of Canada (RCC).

The T. Eaton Co. Limited; Toronto is a department store retailer. Brand label: "Viking".


Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd."; Kitchener (Ontario, Canada):
Electrohome produced also Viking and Serenader models. These models have Electrohome chassis No's. But you find also Electrohome radios made for the "T. Eaton Co. Ltd.", for instance the model Viking 1U51-E5 with Deilcraft cabinet. The T. Eaton Co. Limited; Toronto is a department store retailer. Brand label: "Viking".

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
CDN  48 Music Box (MusicBox) PMU51-418 (Walnut) 12BE6  Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd. in Kitchener, Ontario presented in May 1948 a fami... 
CDN  54 T-147 VIKING TMC 210,1,2,3 6BC5  With North American standard VHF tuner. 
CDN  46 215 Ch= P1-4516Z 6SA7  AM radio with phonograph. Phonograph has one speed only 78 RPM 
CDN  37 Phonola Ch= 762-P 6A7   
CDN  67/68 Saphire V X 030-100   Nearly identical to the Sapphire V 7BVXW but made in Canada by Dominion Electrohome for Vo... 
CDN  60 5T11 12BE6   
CDN  50 5C16 12BE6   
CDN  50 5C18 12BE6   
CDN  60–70 7504.22   Cylindrical speaker with feet and hanging hook enclosed between finished wooden ends ... 
CDN  50 5T18 12BE6   
CDN  50 4A-20A 50C5   
CDN  60 4D-17A 25L6GT   


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

Forum contributions about this manufacturer/brand
Electrohome (Dominion Industries, ex Phonola); Kitchener (Ontario)
Threads: 2 | Posts: 2
Hits: 2749     Replies: 0
Electrohome Canada
Alain Dufour

Ce texte est la traduction libre d'un extrait du livre Radios of Canada par Lloyd Swackhammer: Grimes Radio Corporation Limited / Grimes Batteryless manufacturing, rue North Victoria Kitchener, Ontario. (tel que rapporté par le collaborateur Alfred Zeeb, 21 mai 2007)


Les premières radios fabriquées par cette entreprise étaient de la série (ou marque de commerce?) Inverse Duplex. La fabrication a commencé au dernier étage de l'édifice de la rue Victoria, à Kitchener en juin 1925.

En Septembre 1925, a débuté la fabrication des meubles consoles et l'installation des châssis, qui étaient fabriqués sur la rue Victoria, dans les meubles fabriqués à Elmira. C'est à ce moment-là que le nom a été changé pour Phonola Company of Canada.

À l'automne de 1928, l'entreprise déménage sur la rue Breithaupt, à Kitchener (Ontario). Le nom a été changé de nouveau, et devient cette fois Dominion Electrohome Limited. Elle est aujourd'hui connue sous le nom Electrohome Industries Limited.


Dominion Electrohome s'installa plus tard dans l'ancienne usine de meubles Malcolm and Hill sur la rue Duke, à Kitchener. Cette entreprise remonte aux premiers jours de radios puisqu'elle fabriquait des boîtiers pour la société Atwater Kent Company of Canada.

"Electrohome" est le nom de la marque qui figure sur les modèles de radios fabriqués en 1946-1947. Le nom a aussi été utilisé pendant un certain temps sur leurs appareils ménagers. Electrohome a fabriqué des radios pour bien d'autres entreprises, ainsi que pour leurs propres détaillants. Cela a ajouté plusieurs marques de commerce dans l'industrie de la radio canadienne. La marque «Viking» était faite pour la chaîne de magasins à rayons Eaton, "Serenader" pour les magsins Simpsons, "Dictator" pour la Hudson Bay Company, "Arcadia" pour McLeod (dans l'Ouest canadien), "Munro" dans les Maritimes, et bien d'autres. Il y avait aussi d'autres marques de radios pour des distributeurs et des détaillants dont les noms n'ont malheureusement été perdus avec le passage du temps.

Hits: 7768     Replies: 0
Electrohome, Canada
Alfred Zeeb

The following is an excerpt from Radios of Canada by Lloyd Swackhammer:

Grimes Radio Corporation Limited / Grimes Batteryless Manufacturing                                    Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario.

The first radios were the Inverse Duplex line (or brand?). Manufacture began on the top floor at the Victoria Street address in Kitchener in June of 1925. In September 1925, they began manufacturing cabinets and installing the chassis, which was still being made on Victoria Street, into the cabinets in Elmira. At this time they changed the name to the Phonola Company of Canada.

In the Fall of 1928 they moved to Breithaupt Street in Kitchener. The name was again changed, this time to Dominion Electrohome Company Limited and is presently Electrohome Industries Limited.  

Dominion Electrohome later moved to the old Malcolm and Hill Furniture factory on Duke Street in Kitchener; a company dating back to the early days of radios, when they made cabinets for the Atwater Kent Company in Canada.

"Electrohome" was the brand name that appeared in the 1946-47 model year on their own tube radios. It had been used for some time on their home appliances.

Electrohome was a company that made radios for many other companies, as well as for their own dealers. This brought many brand names into being in the radio industry. The "Viking" was made for Eatons, "Serenader" for Simpsons, "Dictator" for the Hudson Bay Company, "Arcadia" for McLeod in the West, "Munro" in the Maritimes, and many more. There were also brands of radios made for distributors and retailers whose names have unfortunately been lost in the passage of time.

Electrohome (Dominion Industries, ex Phonola); Kitchener (Ontario)
End of forum contributions about this manufacturer/brand