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Continental Merchandise Co. Inc. (CMC); New York, NY

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Name: Continental Merchandise Co. Inc. (CMC); New York, NY    (USA)  
Abbreviation: conti-merc
Products: Model types

Continental Merchandise Co., Inc.
13 West 27th Street, New York, NY
236 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1959, 1962)

CMC was a distributor of transistor radios during the late 1950's and 1960's marketed under the Continental brand name.  The Continental phonograph models most likely were manufactured by Aiwa Co., Ltd.   CMC also had links to the Crown Radio Corp, Shin-Shirasuna Denki Mfg. Co., Ltd., and Aloma Corporation.


This manufacturer was suggested by William J Blanchflower.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  62 6 Transistor TR-682 [Continental badge] 2SA142  Leather case  Rear side labeled with RYUKYU (Wikipedia: Ryukyu Islands, also known... 
USA  65 Ten Transistors TR-1067   Made in Japan.  
USA  59 Transistor Six TR-182 2S52  Continental Pocket AM Radio Model Transistor Six TR-182. Frequency Range 535 - 1605 k... 
USA  64 10 Transistors TR-1085    
USA  59 TR-200 Transistor Six 2N219  The TR-200 is made in Japan. The Continental Merchandise Model TR-200 Transistor Six is a ... 
USA  64 TR-716 Micro 7 Transistor    
USA  61 TR-801 2SA31  Made in Japan 
USA  65 TFM-1064    
USA  59 TR-622 [white front]   made in Japan. 
USA  63 8 Transistor TR-884   Continental 8 Transistor Portable Radio Model TR-884. Tuning Range 535 - 1605 kHz. ... 
USA  59 TR-100 2S30  The Continental Merchandise Model TR-100 is a Battery operated Transistorized Portable AM ... 
USA  60 TR-632 2SA15  Made in Japan. Civil Defense marks on station dial.  Reverse painting on front pan... 


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