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Sylvania Products Co.

Noveltry Incandescent Lamp Co. {1906-1922}

Novelty Incandescent Lamp Works {1922-1924}

Sylvania Products Co. {formed 1924}, Emporium, Pennsylvania, USA {bef Nov-1928}



First seen: 01-Jan-1924
Last seen: 31-Dec-1993

Brand(s): Sylvania


i don't think I should write a history of Sylvania, as I could not do it justice. Instead lets reference directly the best sources, and pick ut the relevant facts that help us undertand their first tube production efforts.

Sylvania - the official history

  • 1906: Novelty Incandescent Lamp Company (NILCO) was formed in 1906 to make novelty mazda lights, and refill carbon lamps.
  • 1922: Novelty Incandescent Lamp Works is formed when NILCO purchased by Bernard Erskine and two others.
  • 1924: Sylvania Products Company formed to produce radio tubes
  • 1931: Merger with Hygrade Lamp Co. to form Hygrade-Sylvania {all tubes after this date are 'Sylvania'}
  • 1942: name changed to Sylvania Electric Products Inc.
  • 1959: Merger with General Telephone Co. becoming General Telephone & Electric (GTE)
  • 1993: OSRAM purchases Sylvania becoming OSRAM Sylvania

In Nov 1926, Radio Retailing lists Sylvania Products Co. and their tube offerings, and specifications.


Sylvania variants:
 
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S01-A
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{v1} Globe, tall UV bakelite base, tipless, 6v DC, 90-135v plate, 0.25amp


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SX01-A
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Tube
{v1} Globe, tall UX bakelite base, tipless, 6v DC 90-135v plate, 0.25amp


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