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Actron Corporation

Actron Corporation, 123 North Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Liberty Radio Corporation, 123 North Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA


First seen: 1-Dec-1929
Last seen: 30-Jul-1930

Brands: Actron

December, 1929, saw another entry into the tube manufacturing business. Actron Corporation appears in Radio Broadcast magazine just as mergers are happening between several large tube makers. At 79cents for a 201A tube, the race to zero was well along. What seems more interesting is that Liberty Radio Corp. was operating at the same time at the same address. {See image 6 below}

Actron variants:


 

A
C
T
R
O
N
201-A
1
Tube
{v1} Globe (s-14), short bakelite base, tipless, oval envelope label, tall envelope glass


  
Actron variant
 
 
 
 

{v1} "Actron" "Type 201-A" with envelope label.[1]




Radio Retailing, Jun-1929, pg. 267[2]
Radio Broadcast, Dec-1929, pg. 123[3]
Pittsburgh Press, 24-Nov-1929, pg. 30[4]
Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio), 19-Mar-1930, pg. 18[5]
Chicago Tribune, 30-Jul-1930, pg. 79[6]
Chicago Tribune, 25-Sep-1929, pg. 38[7]





Bibliography references:
  1. eBay auction listings, 07-Apr-2019
  2. Radio Retailing, Jun-1929, pg. 267. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 30-Nov-2018. *
  3. Radio Broadcast, Dec-1929, pg. 123. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 30-Nov-2018. *
  4. Pittsburgh Press, 24-Nov-1929, pg. 30. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Nov-2018. *
  5. Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio), 19-Mar-1930, pg. 18. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Sep-2018. *
  6. Chicago Tribune, 13-Jul-1930, pg. 79. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Sep-2018. *
  7. Chicago Tribune, 25-Sep-1929, pg. 38. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 14-Dec-2018. *
  8. Pittsburgh Press, 24-Nov-1929, pg. 30. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2019. *
  9. The Newark Advocate, Newark, OH, 19-Mar-1930, pg. 18. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2019. *
  10. Chicago Tribune, 30-Jul-1930, pg. 79. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2019. *

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