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Postwar American Television

Postwar American Television Manufacturers

This list shows the approximate dates that companies manufactured TV sets. For pictures of some of them, see Tom Genova's History of TV site.

Company

Started

Ended

Admiral 1947 1979
Advent 1975  
Air Castle 1948  
Air King Products, Pathe' Television 1948 1953
Airline, Montgomery Ward

1948

 
Air Marshal

1951

1953

Altec Lansing

1949

1968

AMC, Aimcee Wholesale Corp.

1949

 
Ambassador

1949

 
American Television

1951

1957

American Television and Radio, ATR Electronics

1955

 
Andrea Radio

1947

1978

Ansley Radio and Television

1946

1953

Approved Electronic Instrument Corp.

1949

1950

Arcturus Radio and Television

1948

1949

ARF Products

1955

 
Artone

1949

 
Arvin

1949

 
Atwater Television

1949

1952

Audar

1948

1949

Automatic Radio Manufacturing

1949

1954

Bace Television

1947

1956

Bell Television

1949

1965

Belmont, Bendix Radio, Raytheon 1946 1957
Bendix Radio, Belmont, Raytheon

1948

1957

Bowers Radio and Television, Bowers Battery and Spark Plug Company 

1948

1953

Brociner Electronics Laboratory

1950

1953

Browne TV

1955

 
Brunswick Radio and Television, Radio & Television Inc., Brunswick Div.

1947

1956

Calbest Engineering and Electronics, Calbest Electronics

1949

1968

Caltech Electronics

1954

 
Capehart-Farnsworth Television and Radio, Capehart-Farnsworth Div IT&T

1946

1965

Cascade Television

1949

1956

CBS-Columbia

1948

 
Certified Radio Laboratories

1948

1966

Chatham Television

1952

 
Clairtone Electric Corporation

1967

 
Cleervue

1947

1947

Colonial Radio Corp. subs. Sylvania, Sylvania Television, Sylvania Electric Prod.

1949

1983

Color Electronics Corp.

1964

 
Colortronics

1952

 
Commander Television

1951

1952

Commodore Television Corp. (associated with Atlantic Video Corp.)

1952

 
Conar Instruments

1962

 
Conrac

1949

1962

Cornell Television Inc., Video Corp. of America

1948

1954

Coronado

1949

 
Coronet Radio and Television

1948

1949

Cortley Television

1948

1950

Cortron Industries, Hoffman Radio, Hoffman Electronics, Hoffman Products 

1948

1970

Covideo

1951

1953

Crestwood Television Corp.

1953

 
Cromwell

1949

 
Crosley, Avco Manufacturing

1946

1957

Curtis-Mathes 1960 Present
Customade Television Inc.

1949

1950

Delco

1948

1949

Delmonico International Corporation

1967

 
DeWald Radio Manufacturing

1948

1958

DuMont (Allen B.) Laboratories

1946

1959

Eastern States Radio & Television Co.

1949

1950

Edison Television

1950

1951

Electro-Technical Industries, Telekit

1947

1955

Emerson Radio and Phonograph

1947

1973

Espey Manufacturing Co., Inc

1948

1950

Fada Radio and Electric

1948

1956

Farnsworth Television and Radio

1946

1965

Federal Television

1948

1952

Federal Video

1948

1950

Firestone

1948

 

Fisher Radio

1948

1952

Freed Radio, Freed Eisemann

1948

1954

Garod Electronics

1947

1950

General Electric

1947

1986

Gilfillan Bros.

1948

1949

Goldstar Electronics International

1983

 

Guild Radio and Television

1953

 

Hallicrafters

1948

1958

Harvey Industries

1989

 

Heath Company

1964

 

Hi-Par Products

1950

1952

Hitachi Sales Corp. of America

1975

 

Hoffman Radio, Hoffman Electronics, Hoffman Products, Cortron Industries

1949

1970

Hotelvision

1948

1949

Howard Radio, Muntz TV, Television Manufacturers of America, TMA  Co.

1948

1972

Imperial Television

1952

 

Industrial Television, Inc.

1948

1957

International Television Corp.

1948

1954

Interstate Stores Television

1950

1950

Jackson Industries, Jackson Electronics and Television

1955

 

Jamaica Television Manufacturing

1949

1952

Jewell Radio Corp., Jewel Radio Corp.

1952

 

JVC

1983

 

Kalmus, Natalie Television Co.

1951

1952

Kane Electronics Corp.

1967

 

Keeney (J. H.) & Co.

1952

 

Kent Television

1964

 

Kloss Video

1981

 

Lehigh Television Co.

1949

1950

Lion Manufacturing

1952

 

Lytle & Cannon, Lytle Engineering and Manufacturing

1952

 

Magnavox

1948

1976

Magnavox sub. of Philips, North American Phillips Consumer Electronics Corp

1976

 

Majestic Radio and Television, Wilcox-Gay

1948

1958

Major Television

1948

1950

Manufacturers Television Co., Tru-Vue Television Co.

1950

1952

Mars Electronic Corp., Mars Electronics

1950

1952

Mars Television, Inc.

1948

1957

Mathes (Curtis) Manufacturing

1960

 

Matsushita Electric Corp. of America

1975

 

Mattison Television and Radio, Mattison Electronics

1949

1968

Meck (John) Industries

1949

1951

Meissner Mfg. Div. of Maguire Industries, Meissner Manufacturing

1948

1950

Mercury Television & Radio Corp., Pacific Mercury Television, Pacific Mercur

1950

1964

Merrick Television Co.

1949

 

Midwest Radio Corp., Midwest Radio and Television

1948

1958

Mitchell Manufacturing

1950

1954

Mitsubishi Electric Sales America

1980

 

Mitus Television

   

Monarch Radio and Television

1951

1953

Montgomery Ward, Airline

1948

 

Motorola

1947

1974

MP Concert Installations, MP Television , M-P Engineering Co.

1950

1959

Multiple Television

1948

1953

Muntz TV, Howard Radio, Television Manufacturers of America, TMA Co.

1948

1972

National Company

1948

1954

National Electronics Manufacturing

1952

 

National Polytronics, Inc.

1949

1950

National-Simplex-Bludworth

1950

1952

NEC Technologies

1989

 

New England Television

1947

1950

Nielsen Television

1948

1951

Noblitt-Sparks Industries, Arvin Radio, Arvin Industries

1948

1971

Norman Television

1952

 

North American Audio Inc.

1962

 

North American Philips Co., Norelco

1976

 

Olympic Radio and Television, Olympic International

1948

1971

Orion Electronic Co. Ltd.

1989

 

Pacific Vogue Radio and Television

1953

 

Packard-Bell, Teledyne Packard Bell

1948

1974

Pathe' Television, Air King Products

1948

1957

Peerless Television and Radio

1950

1954

Philco, Philco Ford Corp., Philco-Ford Corp.

1947

1976

Philharmonic Radio Corp., Philharmonic Radio and Television

1949

1958

Philips, North American Phillips Consumer Electronics Corp., Magnavox

1976

 

Philmore Manufacturing

1949

1965

Pilot Radio

1948

1957

Pilot Radio Corp. (Jerrold Subsidiary)

1964

 

Pioneer Electronics

1985

 

Pioneer Television Co.

1949

1950

Prescott Television

1952

 

Radio Craftsman / The Radio Craftsmen

1949

1956

Raytheon, Belmont, Bendix Radio

1948

1957

Ravenswood (div. of Annapolis Electroacoustics Corp.)

1962

 

RCA

1946

1986

Regal Electronics

1948

1956

Rembrandt Television

1950

1952

Remington Radio

1947

1951

Richmart Corp.

1951

1952

Rod Radio Manufacturing Co.

1949

1950

Roesch (Douglas J.)

1952

 

Rokville, Rokaville

1955

 

Royal Radio & Television Corp., Royal Television & Radio Corp.

1949

1950

Sampo Corp. of America

1981

 

Samsung America Inc.

1989

 

Sanabria Television Corp., American Television

1960

 

Sanyo Manufacturing Corp.

1977

 

Scott Radio Laboratories

1947

1957

Semco Engineering and Manufacturing, Semco Electronics

1952

 

Sentinel Radio

1948

1957

Setchell Carlson

1950

1970

Sharp Electronics

1983

 

Shaw Television

1950

1955

Shevers, Harold, Gotham Television Corp.

1948

1958

Sightmaster Corp.

1948

1951

Silvertone, Sears, Roebuck & Co.

1949

 

Singer Television, Singer (Eugene) Electronics Company, Closed-Circuit Corp.

1953

 

SMA

1950

1952

Snaider Television, Television Assembly Co.

1948

1954

Sonora Corp. of America

1962

 

Sonora Radio and Television, Sonora Electronics

1946

1960

Sony Corp. of America

1975

 

Sovereign Television

1949

1950

Sparks-Withington, Sparton Radio-Television

1948

1956

Speedway Products Inc.

1949

1950

Starrett Television

1948

1955

Stewart-Warner

1947

1955

Stolle Engineering and Manufacturing

1949

1951

Stromberg-Carlson

1947

1957

Sylvania Television, Colonial Radio Corp., Sylvania Electric Products

1949

1983

Symphonic Electronic Corp

1960

 

Symphonic Radio and Electronics

1952

 

Symphony Radio and TV

1950

1952

Tatung Company of America

1979

 

Tech-Master Products Company, Tech-Master Corp.

1948

1968

Tele King

1948

1956

Telekit, Electro-Technical Industries

1947

1955

Tel-vision Labs, Inc.

1948

 

Tele-Tone Radio

1948

1954

Tele-Video Corp., Reevesoundcraft

1949

1952

Telequip Radio

1968

 

Teletronics

1970

 

Television Inc.

1950

1952

Television Assembly Co., Snaider

1948

1954

Television Manufacturers of America, TMA Company, Howard Radio, Muntz 

1948

1973

Televista Corp. of America

1948

1951

Telindustries, Kaye-Halbert Corp.

1949

1956

Templetone Radio

1948

1951

Thompson, Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc.

1987

 

Toshiba America

1978

 

Trad Television, Trad Electronics

1949

1958

Trans-Vue

1949

1951

Transvision

1946

1967

Trav-Ler Radio, Trav-Ler Industries

1948

1957

Truetone, Western Auto Supply

1949

 

United States Television Manufacturing Corp.

1947

1952

Vidaire

1952

 

Vidcraft Television

1948

1952

Video Corp. of America, Cornell Television Inc

1948

1954

Video Products Corp., Sheraton Television

1948

 

Videodyne

1948

1950

Viewtone

1946

 

Walsco Electronics

1955

 

Warwick Manufacturing, Warwick Electronics

1951

1977

Watterson Radio

1948

1949

Wells-Gardner

1948

1990

Western Auto Supply, Truetone

1949

 

Wilcox-Gay, Majestic Radio and Television

1948

1958

Westinghouse

1947

1969

Zenith Radio

1948

1990

TV Manufacturers in 1949

Radio & Television News, May 1949

Television Receiver Specifications - 1950-51