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History of the manufacturer  

JFD Mfg. Co. Inc.; Brooklyn (NY)

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Name: JFD Mfg. Co. Inc.; Brooklyn (NY)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: jfdmfgcoin
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer

JFD Mfg. Co. Inc.; Brooklyn 4, N.Y. (~1950s). Described as "World's largest manufacturer of TV antennas and Accessories". Also woven radio dial belts in the 1930s and 1940s known.

JFD also produced replacements for ballast tubes.


This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  55 Ultra-Loop UHF Indoor Antenna TA139   JFD Ultra-Loop UHF Indoor Antenna TA139, black bakelite base with brass cycle dipol. 
USA  60 Panorama TA138   JFD Panorama Indoor TV Antenna TA-138; VHF rabbit ears type. 
USA  55 Sockette Radio Tube Adapter 52A   JFD Sockette Radio Tube Adapter 52A; 
USA  60 TV Open Line Lightning Arrester AT107   JFD TV Open Line Lightning Arrester AT107. 
USA  55 Battery adapter 503   The JFD model 503 is a adapter harness for portable radio batteries. This harness allows ... 
USA  60 UHF Loop TA188   JFD UHF Loop Indoor Antenna TA188. Bakelite base. 
USA  60 Dialamatic Colortenna TA147   "Rabbit ears" antenna. 6 position switch. Known colors: Ivory, mahogany & ebony... 
USA  65 Color TV-FM   VHF-FM rabbit ears antenna & UHF ring dipole. 
USA  50 Woven Fabric Dial Belt 1    
USA  60 TV Lightning Arrester AT-102   Made of porcelain. 
USA  60 Antenna Selector AS3   Model is 3 - way TV Antenna Selector with mounting top brackets. 


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

JFD advert in February 1952 in "Successful Servicing"tbn_us_jfd_advert_1952.jpg
Ballast Tubes Page 54 from Jacobi "The Ballast Tube Substitution Guide"tbn_jfd_ballast_tubes.jpg