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Acopian Technical Co.

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Name: Acopian Technical Co.    (USA)  
Abbreviation: acopian
Products: Model types

Acopian Technical Co.; Phillipsburg, N.J.; USA - which is only the mailing address: In 1957 they at least sell an Acopian Solar Radio model 257P-E, a very tiny solar radio. According to an add the Acopian Technical Co. is located at 1 Shimer Blvd., Parkside. (P.O. Box 638, Easton, PA 18044). The company was formed in March 1956.

Founded: 1956
Production: 1957 -
The company's words: "One of the first products manufactured and sold by Acopian (even before we began producing power supplies) was a Solar Radio. This was in 1957. As far as we know, this was the first Solar Radio to be produced and sold in the world!"

Easton Express, Saturday, May 11, 1957 publishes an article about the first solar radio and shows it with Thomas A. Workman and Sarkis Acopian (not Acupian), partners in the Acopian Technical Co., Parkside. The two graduated from Lafayette in 1951, but Sarkis Acopian originated from Iran. Sarkis Acopian (1926 - 2007) was born in Tabriz, Iran to Christian Armenian parents who left Russia and Turkey and finally settled in Iran. He left Iran 1945 to study Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsilvania, USA. Details can be found on:

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  57 Solar Radio 257 P-E   The Acopian Solar Radio 257 P-E was built from April 1957, being the first solar driven ra...