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1946-1949 Motorola - USA 


Initially began in 1928 as the Galvin Mfg. Corporation, of Chicago, Illinois.  Started by making radio power supplies, then car radios, and finally, in 1947, television sets.

1946 - (No models known)

[need photo]    1947 - (VT-71)  7" tabletop, wood (walnut), 13 channels

1947 Motorola VT71  (28K bytes)           1947 - (VT-71-M-A)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany), 13 channels

 

[need photo]    1948 - (VF-102)  10" console, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono, 13 channels

[need photo]    1948 - (VF-103M)  10" console, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono, 12 channels

[need photo]    1948 - (VK-101)  10" console, wood (walnut), TV-radio, 13 channels

[need photo]    1948 - (VK-101B)  10" console, wood (blonde), TV-radio, 13 channels

1948 Motorola VK101R  (36K bytes)              1948 - (VK-101R)  10" console, wood (red mahogany), 13 channels

1948 Motorola VK106M  USA  (36K bytes)              1948 - (VK-106)  10" console, wood (walnut)

[need photo]    1948 - (VK-106B)  10" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1948 - (VK-106M)  10" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]    1948 - (VT-71B)  10" tabletop, wood (blonde), 13 channels

[need photo]    1948 - (VT-71-M-A)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany), 12 channels

[need photo]    1948 - (VT-105)  10" tabletop, wood (walnut)

1948 Motorola  VT105M  USA (24K bytes)            1948 - (VT-105M)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]    1948 - (VT-107)  10" tabletop, wood (walnut)

[need photo]    1948 - (VT-107B)  10" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1948 - (VT-107M)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

 

[need photo]    1949 - (VT-34A)  7" tabletop, wood (red mahogany)

1949 Motorola VT71BA  (44K bytes)     1949 - (VT-71BA)  7" tabletop, wood (blonde), 12 channels - [Courtesy Mike DeFazio Sr.]

[need photo]    1949 - (VT-73)  7" portable with handle, leatherette covered wood (tan), 12 channel

[need photo]    1949 - (7-VT1R)  7" tabletop, wood (red mahogany)

1949 Motorola  7VT2  USA (20K bytes)         1949 - (7-VT2)  7" tabletop, bakelite

[need photo]    1949 - (7-VT2W)  7" tabletop, bakelite painted white

[need photo]    1949 - (7-VT5B)  7" portable with handle, leatherette covered wood (tan)

1949 Motorola 7VT5R  USA  (36K bytes)          1949 - (7-VT5R)  7" portable with handle, leatherette covered wood (red)

1949 Motorola 9L1  USA   (36K bytes)          1949 - (9-L1)  8" portable with handle, leatherette covered wood (red)

1949 Motorola 9T1  USA   (36K bytes)         1949 - (9-T1)  8" tabletop, bakelite

[need photo]    1949 - (9-T1S)  8" tabletop, bakelite painted white

1949 Motorola 9VT1  USA   (32K bytes) 1949 Motorola 9VT1  (20K bytes)   1949 - (9-VT1)  8" tabletop, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-T2)  10" tabletop, wood (walnut)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-T3)  10" tabletop, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VK9B)  10" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VK9R)  10" console, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VK12)  10" console, wood (red mahogany or walnut)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VK22R)  10" console, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VT3B)  10" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VT3R)  10" tabletop, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VT10)  10" tabletop, wood (walnut)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-V10B)  10" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1949 - (10-VT24R)  10" tabletop, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (12-K1)  12" console, wood (walnut)

[need photo]    1949 - (12-K1B)  12" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VF4B)  12" console, wood (blonde), TV-radio-phono

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VK11)  12" console, wood (walnut)

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VK11B)  12" console, wood (limed oak)

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VK11R)  12" console, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VK16R)  12" console, wood (red mahogany), reverse painted CRT glass

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VK18)  12" console, wood (walnut), reverse painted CRT glass

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VK18B)  12" console, wood (blonde), reverse painted CRT glass

[need photo]    1949 - (12-VT16)  12" console, wood (walnut), reverse painted CRT glass

[need photo]    1949 - (16-VK1B)  16" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1949 - (16-VK1R)  16" console, wood (red mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (16-VK7B)  16" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1949 - (16-VK7R)  16" console, wood (red mahogany)

Last year of television production:  1974


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