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Allan Manufacturing Company

 102 North 5th Street, Harrison, New Jersey, USA


First seen: 1-Jul-1927
Last seen: 1-Jun-1929

Brand(s): Alltron, Vogue


Here we see an example of how easily mistakes made it into print. Here you can see Radio News promoting the new Vogue Nonpareil tubes. Look carefully at the tube label...it says "ALLTRON"! The layout folks must have used the wrong engraving for this one, but it still represents the introduction of the 'Vogue' label in July 1927.


 

Vogue variants:
Vogue brand tubes were fairly well advertised, and sported a green/gold foil label for the discriminating customer.    
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{v1} Globe (s-14), "Venus" "201A" with short bakelite base and green foil label

Vogue 201A
{v1} "Vogue" 201A
Vogue foil label
Vogue green foil label
 
Vogue base view
Vogue base bottom view
{v1} "Vogue" "201A" with bakelite base and green foil label. [2]




Alltron variants:

Alltron was kicked off almost immediately after Vogue was launched. Several box variations have been found.


 

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{v1} Globe, short bakelite base, tipless


  
Alltron variant
 
 
 
 

{v1} "Alltron" "201A". [7]


The earlier box designs were blue print on a white background. Clean examples are quite scarce. The orange box version comes later but only slightly more common.

 





Bibliography references:
  1. Radio News, Jul-1927. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 29-Jul-2018. *
  2. Personal Collection, Chris Benson, uv199.com
  3. Radio News, Jan-1928,. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 29-Jul-2018. *
  4. Radio Engineering, Feb-1929,. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 29-Jul-2018.*
  5. Radio Engineering, Jun-1929, . From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 29-Jul-2018. *
  6. Radio Engineering, Mar-1929, . From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 29-Jul-2018. *
  7. eBay auction listings, 2018, courtesy of Fin Stewart. *
  8. Photograph courtesy of Fin Stewart. Apr-2019 *
  9. eBay auction listings, 2018 *
  10. The Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 07-Oct-1927, pg. 7. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 15-May-2019. *
  11. The Palladium Item, Richmond, IN, 27-Oct-1927, pg. 24. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 15-May-2019. *
  12. The Journal News, Hamilton, OH, 14-Sep-1928, pg. 8. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 15-May-2019. *
  13. The Central New Jersey Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, 12-Sep-1929, pg. 6. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 15-May-2019. *

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