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

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Name: Electrohome (Dominion Industries, ex Phonola); Kitchener (Ontario)    (CDN)  
Brand:
Dominion || Serenader, Canada || Viking Canada
Abbreviation: electrohom
Products: Model types
Summary:

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".

History:

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  46/47 Viking 42-50 1T75-E 12SA7  Viking was a name brand for Eaton's department store. Chassis 1T75-E for 25 to 6... 
CDN  54 Chippendale II (2) 6BA6  The Electrohome Chippendale II (2) is a console radio with a 5-tube tuner chassis, 6-tube ... 
CDN  54 Intermezzo 6BA6  The Electrohome model Intermezzo is an 11-tube AM/FM console with built in record changer.... 
CDN  54 Palo Alto 6BA6  The Electrohome model Palo Alto is a 9-tube console radio with built in phonograph. Covers... 
CDN  55 Preamplifier VA-100 MK1 12AX7  The Electrohome model VA-100 is a 4-tube preamplifier / equilizer. Has input for magnetic ... 
CDN  55 PA-100 12AU7  The Electrohome model PA-100 is a mono HI-Fi audio power amplifier. 
CDN  55 Nocturne 6BA6  The Electrohome "Nocturne" is a 9-tube console radio with built in phonograph. Covers stan... 
CDN  56 Roland 5T7 12BE6  The Electrohome model 5T7 is a 5-tube mantle radio for broadcast reception. Part... 
CDN  57 T-103 2N112  The Electrohome model T-103 is a 4-transistor pocket radio. Requires one Ev... 
CDN  57 T-101 2N112  The Electrohome model T-101 is a 4-transistor pocket radio. Requires one Eveready 246 batt... 
CDN  56 Atom A 12BE6  The Electrohome "Atom A" is 5-tube table radio for broadcast reception. Same schematic as ... 
CDN  57 RC-283R 6BE6  The Electrohome model RC-283R is an 8-tube combination radio and phonograph... 

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Electrohome (Dominion Industries, ex Phonola); Kitchener (Ontario)
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Electrohome Canada
Alain Dufour
21.Dec.08
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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.

 
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Electrohome, Canada
Alfred Zeeb
21.May.07
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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)
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