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Webcor Electronics / Consolidated Merchandising; Long Island, NY

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Name: Webcor Electronics / Consolidated Merchandising; Long Island, NY    (USA)  
Abbreviation: webcor
Products: Model types
Summary:

Webcor Electronics, Consolidated Merchandising, Division of U.S. Industries
Long Island, NY

The trade name "Webcor" that belonged to Webster-Chicago up to 1967 was acquired by "Consolidated Merchandising", part of U.S. Industries Inc.

Next to radios and tape recorders of Japanese origin there are also products such as hair-curlers being sold under the Webcor brand. Later products include cordless phones and calculators but also portable TVs.

Founded: 1969
History:

For 1969 we know that Webcor division of Consolidated Merchandising exists. "Consolidated Merchandising" itself was a division of U.S. Industries Inc.

In 1970, there also is a Webcor Canada Ltd., fully owned by U.S. Industries. 

According to the "electron" magazine Sept. 1971 issue, "Consolidated Merchandising" was reorganized to form Webcor Electronics, division of U.S. Industries in mid 1971. 

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  71 2449   Webcor 2449, 4 Band Transistor Radio; 8 diodes, tone control, FM AFC, Marineband SW1: 1.6 ... 
USA  77 5TV-521R   Webcor 5TV-521R; 5" b/w TV with US standard VHF-/UHF tuner, AM/FM radio. Mad... 
USA  70 Microcorder EP-2104   Webcor EP-2104, Microcorder, Tape Recorder; 3" reel to reel type, monaural, 4 terminals, p... 
USA  71 Stereo Tape Recorder 5000R 2SB73  Webcor 5000R four-track stereo tape recorder with automatic reverse, with a matched pair o... 
USA  75 CR1180   Webcor Table Top AM-FM Alarm Clock Radio Model CR1180. Design: Avocado green plastic cabi... 
USA  78 Solid State Cassette Tape Recorder TC144X   Webcor Toploading Portable Solid State Cassette Tape Player / Recorder Model TC144X. ... 
USA  75 Webcor - 8 Track Tape Player 1511   Made in Japan. 

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