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Signal Electric Mfg. Co.; Menominee (MI)

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Name: Signal Electric Mfg. Co.; Menominee (MI)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: signalelec
Products: Model types
Summary:

Signal Electric Manufacturing Company, Menominee, Michigan (1919). Founded as Menominee Electric and Mechanical company, since ~1904 they also produced wireless radio equipment.

Founded: 1892
History:
Menominee Plant History from the Menominee County Historical Society records.
Year
1892 Menominee Electrical and Mechanical Company is founded. Products: Crank telephone generators, telephones and switch boards. 1904
Original plant burns operations are temporarily moved to Marinette, Wisconsin.
New plant opens at present site. Product line is expanded to include Telegraph Instruments and Wireless Radio devices.
1919
Menominee Electric Co. is reorganized and renamed the Signal Electric Manufacturing Co. Products: Bells, Wireless Radio Instruments, Medical Batteries, Telegraph Instruments, small electric motors, fans, portable electric hand tools.
Note: Space in building is shared with another company until 1921.
1937/1938
North wing is built and expanded.
South wing is built. It was then called the Central Wing.
1952
King-Seeley Thermos Co. purchases the Signal Electric Manufacturing Co.
Products: Fans, heaters, small portable electric hand tools and small electric motors.
1954
Central Wing and Receiving are built.
June 1st, 1964
King-Seeley Thermos announces it will close the Signal Electric Division in Menominee, Michigan.
Oct. 30th, 1964
The Vernco Corporation of Tennessee agrees to purchase the Signal Electric Division from the King-Seeley Thermos Co.
November 1964
The Vernco Corporation of Tennessee -Menominee Division begins operations. Products: Electric motors for humidifiers and fans, filters for air conditioning units and automotive parts.
First utility vacs are made. First plastic injection moulding machine delivered at Menominee. During the period when Gil Audrette was Plant Manager the first Quality Manual was developed. Gil developed most of the manual and on January 5th, 1972 Tom Schenk was appointed Quality Control Manager.
1970
Current warehouse location constructed at 13th location.
1970s
Additional product lines introduced. Hair clippers, Roto tools, Engravers, Solder guns, converters for shavers.

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  22 Signal Wireless Apparatus 3-tube Receiver UV200  In 1922 the Signal Electric Company developed a line of "Signal Wireless Apparatus" to be ... 
USA  20 Sounder - Telegraph Receiver / Parleur 40 Ohms   Coil resistance of 40 Ω for long distance lines. See also the most similar model Sounde... 
USA  22 Signal Wireless Apparatus 1-tube Receiver UV200  In 1922 the Signal Electric Company developed a line of "Signal Wireless Apparatus" to be ... 
USA  20 Junior Loose Coupler Type R-24   Signal Electric Junior Loose Coupler Type R-24 This coupler is designed for 600 met... 
USA  21 Signal Crystal Detector   Signal Electric "Signal" Crystal Detector 
USA  22 Mounted Potentiometer Type R-43    
USA  39 Beginner's Key 112-K   Black metal base mounted on a mahogany finished wood base. Key lever nickel plated. 
USA  39 Heavy Duty R-64   Standard key designed to carry heavy currents. All brass construcction with lacquer&nbs... 
USA  39 HF Buzzer R-60   Buzzer adjustable an has a standard resistance of 2 Ω. 
USA  39 Heavy Duty   Standard key designed to carry heavy currents. All brass construcction with lacquer&nbs... 
USA  39 Key R-50   Heavy cast base, black crackle finish. 1/4" silver contacts. 
USA  39 Telegraph Key M-100   Brass base with lacquer finish. Key lever is nickel plated. Furnished with platinium co... 

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

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October 1921 QSTtbn_usa_signal_ad_oct21qst.jpg
October 1922 Radio News magazine advertisement page 783tbn_usa_signal_detamp_ad_oct22radnews.jpg
December 1920 QST magazine advertisement page 107tbn_usa_signal_ad_dec20qst.jpg
Radio for June 1923tbn_us_signalelectric_advert-1923.jpg
Sunday, April 9, 1922 The Pittsburgh Gazette Times newspapertbn_usa_signal_electric_pittsburgh_post_gazette_sun_apr_9_1922_4.jpg
October, 1920 Radio News magazine page 249tbn_usa_signal_electric_oct._1920_radio_news_pg_249.jpg

  
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