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Cable Radio Tube Co.

Cable Radio Tube Company, 84 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Cable Supply Company, Inc., 31 Union Square, New York, New York, USA {Nov 1926}
Cable Supply Company, Inc., 84 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA (by Nov 1928)


First seen: 01-Jun-1924
Last seen: 12-Dec-1928

Brand(s): Airhawk, Speed

Often unattributed, the first trademark registered by Cable Supply was 'Airhawk', registered on 07-Jul-1925. Airhawk was claimed in use since 01-Jun-1924 [1]

Cable Supply Company registers their 'Speed' trademark 10-Jan-1928, claiming use since 01-Jan-1925. [2]



Given the prominence of Speed tubes in the late 20's, one rarely considers that the more scarce brand was actually also made by Cable Supply Co. There are at least two variants, which can be ordered based on tall bases coming earlier. 
Airhawk variants:

A
I
R
H
A
W
K
201-A
1
Tube
{v1} Globe, tall bakelite base, tipless, rectangular envelope label

  
Airhawk variant
 
 
 
 

{v1} "Airhawk" "201A" with early brown envelope label. [3]


A
I
R
H
A
W
K
201-A
2
Tube
{v1} Globe, short bakelite base, tipless, green & gold rectangular envelope label

  
Airhawk variant
 
 
 
 

{v1} "Airhawk" "201A" with later green label. [4]



[5]


The most sucessful of the Cable Supply Co. brands - Speed tubes were widely advertised. 

Speed variants:


S
P
E
E
D
201-A
1
Tube
{v1} Globe, short bakelite base, tipless, 


variantname
Speed variant
 
 
 
 

{v1} "Speed" "201A" with envelope label. [x]




Radio News, Jan 1928[8]



Bibliography references:
  1. Official Gazette US Patent Office, 07-Jul-1925, vol. 336, pg. 24. From Hathitrust.org.
  2. Official Gazette US Patent Office, 10-Jan-1928, vol. 366, pg. 273. From  Hathitrust.org.
  3. eBay auction listings, courtesy of Fin Stewart
  4. eBay auction listings, 2018
  5. The Evening-Sun, Baltimore, MD, 22-Jan-1926, pg. 30. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Dec-2018. *
  6. The Lancaster Eagle, Lancaster, PA, 21-Sep-1927, pg. 7. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Dec-2018. *
  7. Radio Retailing, Jun-1929, pg. 267. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 30-Nov-2018. *
  8. Radio Broadcast, Dec-1929, pg. 123. From AmericanRadioHistory.com. Retrieved 30-Nov-2018. *
  9. Pittsburgh Press, 24-Nov-1929, pg. 30. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Nov-2018. *
  10. The Daily News, New York City, New York, 05-Dec-1930, pg. 747. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Dec-2018. *
  11. The Luddington Daily News, Luddington, MI, 11-Jan-1931, pg. 6. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 26-Dec-2018. *


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