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1950-1959 Arvin (Arvin Radio, Arvin Industries) - USA


Arvin was founded in 1927 for the manufacturing of automobile parts.  They made car radios in 1933, home radios in 1934, and television starting in 1948.  Arvin produced television sets under the "Arvin" name until 1955, then marketed some of their products under the Silvertone (Sears) brand name, until 1971.

1952 Dealer Brochure >   1952 Arvin Brochure  (264K bytes) (264K)  

1953 Dealer Brochure >   1953 Arvin Brochure1  (188K bytes) (188K)    1953 Arvin Brochure2  (192K bytes) (192K) 
 


[need photo]     1950 - (2164CM)  16" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-radio, Chassis TE-290

[need photo]     1950 - (4080T)  8" tabletop, metal cabinet (willow green or limed oak finish), Chassis TE-282

 

[need photo]     1951 - (5170CB)   17" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1951 - (5170CM)  17" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1951 - (5171TB)   17" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1951 - (5171TM)  17" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1951 - (5172CB)   17" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1951 - (5172CM)  17" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1951 - (5173TM)   17" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1951 - (5204CM)   20" console, wood (mahogany), Chassis TE-300

[need photo]     1951 - (5206CB)    20" console, wood (blonde), Chassis TE-300

[need photo]     1951 - (5210CM)   21" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1951 - (5211TB)    21" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1951 - (5211TM)   21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1951 - (5212CFP)  21" console, wood (mahogany)

 

[need photo]     1952 - (TE286)

[need photo]     1952 - (TE300)

[need photo]     1952 - (TE302)

[need photo]     1952 - (TE315)

[need photo]     1952 - (4126)

[need photo]     1952 - (5170)

[need photo]     1952 - (5171)

[need photo]     1952 - (5172)

[need photo]     1952 - (5173)

[need photo]     1952 - (5204)

[need photo]     1952 - (5206)

[need photo]     1952 - (5210)

[need photo]     1952 - (5211)

[need photo]     1952 - (5212)

 

[need photo]     1953 - (6175TM)  17" tabletop w/optional base, wood (mahogany), "Electionaire"

[need photo]     1953 - (6179TM)  17" tabletop w/optional base, wood (mahogany), "Campaigner"

[need photo]     1953 - (6213TM)  21" tabletop w/optional base, wood (mahogany), "Berkshire"

[need photo]     1953 - (6215CM)  21" console, wood (mahogany), "Coronado"

[need photo]     1953 - (6215CB)  21" console, wood (blonde), "Del Mar"

[need photo]     1953 - (7210CM)  21" console, wood (mahogany), "Shelburne"

[need photo]     1953 - (7210CB)  21" console, wood (blonde), "Shoreham"

[need photo]     1953 - (7212MEA)  21" console w/doors, wood (blonde), UHF, "Williamsburg"

[need photo]     1953 - (7212CFP)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), UHF, "Normandie"

[need photo]     1953 - (7214CM)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), UHF, "Waldorf"

[need photo]     1953 - (7216CB)  21" console w/doors, wood (blonde), UHF, "Wilshire"

[need photo]     1953 - (7218CB)  21" console, wood (blonde), UHF optional, "Claridge"

[need photo]     1953 - (7218CM)  21" console, wood (mahogany), UHF optional, "Fairmount"

[need photo]     1953 - (7219CM)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), UHF, "Sheraton"

[need photo]     1953 - (7279CM)  27" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), UHF, "Ambassador"


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     1954 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1955 - (TBD)

Last year of TV production: 1955

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