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1946-1949 Belmont and Raytheon-Belmont  -  USA 


Advertising claim of 1948: "For over twenty-years Belmont has designed, engineered and produced home radio receivers of outstanding merit and acceptance".  That would place them in the radio market in the late 1920s -- the earliest records I have of Belmont radios is 1932.  Maybe the radio collectors can explain the discrepancy. 

As far as television goes, the Belmont Radio Corporation was a subsidiary of Raytheon Manufacturing.  Television operations began in 1947 and continued until 1957.  The main plant was at 5921 West Dickens Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois.  They had three other manufacturing plants, all in Iowa -- Mason City, Charles City and Oelwein Iowa.

1948 Dealer Advertising - 1948 Belmont Ad  (108K bytes) (108K)


1946 - (No known models)

1947 Belmont 21A21 7in  USA (40K bytes)    1947 - (21A21)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany), 13 ch. tuner, $479.00 - [Courtesy Kevin Walsh]

[need photo]    1947 - (22AX21)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany), slide-rule tuner

 

[need photo]    1948 - (7DX21)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany) -- also sold by other manufacturers

1948 Raytheon 7DX22P 7in USA (28K bytes)     1948 - (7DX22P)  7" portable, leatherette-covered case

[need photo]    1948 - (10DX21)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany or blonde)

[need photo]    1948 - (10DX22)  10" console, wood (mahogany)

1948 Raytheon-Belmont 10DX24 10in USA (32K bytes)     1948 - (10DX24)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]    1948 - (10DX24)  10" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]    1948 - (18DX21)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany) -- also sold by other manufacturers

[need photo]    1948 - (22A21)    7" tabletop, wood (mahogany), slide-rule tuner (see ad above)

[need photo]    1948 - (22AX22)  10" console, wood (mahogany), (see ad above)
 

[need photo]    1949 - (C-1104B)  12" console, wood (mahogany), chassis 12AX27

[need photo]    1949 - (C-1105)  12" console, wood (mahogany)

1949 Raytheon-Belmont M1101 USA (24K bytes)     1949 - (M-1101)  12" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (M-1105)  12" tabletop, wood (mahogany)
 

The company closed its television operations in 1957.


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