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Usona Manufacturing Co.

The Usona Manufacturing Company, Inc., 103 East 125th Street, New York, NY, USA


First seen: 02-Dec-1924
Last seen: 06-Oct-1927

Brand(s): Kwiklite

The Usona Manufacturing Company was an early producer of radio batteries. Christmas of 1924, they entered the branded tube market, selling the 'Kwiklite' 201-A. 

Kwiklite variants:

 
K L
W I
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K E
201-A
1
Tube
{v1} Globe, short bakelite base, tipless, shield envelope label and engraved base


Kwiklite variant
 
 

{v1} "Kwiklite" "201-A" with shield envelope label and engraved base.[1]


K L
W I
I T
K E
201-A
2
Tube
{v1} Globe, short bakelite base, tipless, round envelope label and engraved base


  
Kwiklite variant

 
 


{v1} "Kwiklite" "201-A" with round envelope label and engraved base.[2]




Kwiklite variants with round labels and more simple engravings are likely earlier variants.  



Bibliography references:
  1. eBay auction listings, Apr-2019
  2. eBay auction listings, courtesy of Fin Stuart
  3. The New York Tribune, New York, NY, 15-Oct-1922, pg. 28. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2018. *
  4. The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, 02-Dec-1924, pg. 10. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2018. *
  5. The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI, 08-Mar-1925, pg. 30. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2018. *
  6. The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI, 20-Sep-1925, pg. 37. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2018. *
  7. The Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, IL, 06-Oct-1927, pg. 11. From Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05-Apr-2018. *

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