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1950-1959 Hoffman - USA


Hoffman Radio (also Hoffman Electronics) was founded just after World War-II, in 1946.  They were located at 3430 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California.  Initially the firm made small tabletop radios, but got into television manufacturing in 1948, and stayed in the TV business until 1977.  In the 1950s, they were noted for offering some models with 3 high-fidelity speakers, with dual tone controls, crossover networks, and a range of sound reproduction from 20 to 15,000 cycles-per-second.  They also had a television plant in Kansas City.  Hoffman remains in business today as Hoffman Video Systems.  Visit the Hoffman web site.  

 

1950 Dealer Brochure > 1950 Hoffman Brochure  (300K bytes) (300K)  1950 Hoffman Brochure1  (136K bytes) (136K)

1950 Newspaper Advertising:  1950 Hoffman Ad - '49 NY Herald Tribune (128K bytes) (128K) - [Courtesy Morgan Wright]

1955 Dealer Brochure > 1955 Hoffman Brochure-1  (88k bytes) (88K) 1955 Hoffman Brochure-2  (128K bytes) (128K) 1955 Hoffman Brochure-3  (176K bytes) (176K) 1955 Hoffman Brochure-4  (72K bytes) (72K)


[need photo]     1950 - (600)  10" tabletop, wood (blonde or mahogany)

[need photo]     1950 - (601)  12-1/2" tabletop, wood (blonde or mahogany)

[need photo]     1950 - (610)  10" tabletop w/doors, wood (blonde) 

[need photo]     1950 - (611)  10" tabletop w/doors, wood (mahogany) 

[need photo]     1950 - (612)  12-1/2" tabletop w/doors, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1950 - (613)  12-1/2" tabletop w/doors, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1950 - (822)  12-1/2" console w/doors, wood (maple)

[need photo]     1950 - (828)  16" console w/doors, wood (maple)

[need photo]     1950 - (830)  16" console w/doors, wood (blonde oak) 

[need photo]     1950 - (831)  16" console w/doors, wood (striped mahogany)

[need photo]     1950 - (836)  19" console w/doors, wood (blonde oak)

[need photo]     1950 - (837)  19" console w/doors, wood (ribbon inlaid mahogany)

[need photo]     1950 - (841)  12-1/2" console w/doors, wood (blonde), TV-radio

[need photo]     1950 - (842)  12-1/2" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-radio

[need photo]     1950 - (843)  12-1/2" console w/doors, wood (maple), TV-radio

[need photo]     1950 - (847)  16" console w/doors, wood (blonde oak)   

[need photo]     1950 - (848)  16" console w/doors, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1950 - (849)  16" console w/doors, wood (maple)

[need photo]     1950 - (870)  14" console w/doors, wood (blonde oak)

[need photo]     1950 - (871)  14" console w/doors, wood (mahogany) 

[need photo]     1950 - (872)  14" console w/doors, wood (maple)

[need photo]     1950 - (914)  12-1/2" console w/doors, wood (blonde oak), TV-radio-phono

[need photo]     1950 - (915)  12-1/2" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono

[need photo]     1950 - (917)  16" console w/doors, wood (blonde oak), TV-radio-phono -- $599.50

[need photo]     1950 - (918)  16" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono

 

[need photo]     1951 - (TBD)

 

1952 Hoffman 714  (24K bytes)  1952 Hoffman 714  (28K bytes)   1952 - (714)  17" tabletop, wood (mahogany), w/UHF adapter connection - [Courtesy Carol Carlson]

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1952 Hoffman-7M112B (32K bytes)      1952 - (7M112B)  17" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1952 Hoffman-21M106  (36K bytes)      1952 - (21M106)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)
 

1953 Hoffman-7B110B  (32K bytes)      1953 - (7B110B)  17" tabletop, wood (blonde)

1953 Hoffman 21M903  (28K bytes)      1953 - (21M903)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

1953 Hoffman 21M906  (32K bytes)      1953 - (21M906)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono

1953 Hoffman 27M709  (36K bytes)      1953 - (27M709)  27" console w/doors, wood (mahogany)

 

1954 Hoffman 21B164  (28K bytes)      1954 - (21B164)  21" tabletop, wood (blonde)

1954 Hoffman 21M143U  (32K bytes)      1954 - (21M143U)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1954 Hoffman 21M160  (36K bytes)      1954 - (21M160)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1954 Hoffman 24B726  (24K bytes)      1954 - (24B726)  24" consolette w/doors & wire legs, wood (blonde)

 

 

[need photo]     1955 - (7M181) 17" tabletop w/thin legs, wood (mahogany), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Spacesaver", List price: $159.95

[need photo]     1955 - (7B182) 17" tabletop w/thin legs, wood (limed oak), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Spacesaver", List price: $169.95

[need photo]     1955 - (7W181) 17" tabletop w/thin legs, wood (walnut), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Spacesaver", List price: $149.95

[need photo]     1955 - (21B188) 21" tabletop, metal (blonde color), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Tahoe"

[need photo]     1955 - (21K186) 21" tabletop, metal (ebony color), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Tahoe"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M187) 21" tabletop, metal (mahogany color), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Tahoe"

[need photo]     1955 - (21B184)  21" consolette, wood (mahogany), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Mar Vista"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M183)  21" consolette, wood (limed oak), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Mar Vista"

[need photo]     1955 - (21B191)  21" tabletop, wood (blonde), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Monterey", List price: $229.95

[need photo]     1955 - (21M191)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Monterey"

[need photo]     1955 - (21W191)  21" tabletop, wood (walnut), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Monterey"

1955 Hoffman 21B179N  (36K bytes)      1955 - (21B179)  21" tabletop, wood (ash), "Mark-V" chassis, "Rancho"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M178)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "Rancho"

[need photo]     1955 - (21P180)  21" tabletop, wood (cherry), "Mark-V" chassis, "Rancho"

[need photo]     1955 - (21B364)  21" console, wood (ash), "Mark-V" chassis, "Ranchito"

1955 Hoffman 21M363  (24K bytes)      1955 - (21M363)  21" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "Ranchito"

[need photo]     1955 - (21P365)  21" console, wood (cherry), "Mark-V" chassis, "Ranchito"

[need photo]     1955 - (21B361)  21" console, wood (limed oak), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Malibu", List price: $239.95

[need photo]     1955 - (21M360)  21" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Malibu", List price: $239.95

[need photo]     1955 - (21W360)  21" console, wood (walnut), "Mark Ten" chassis, "Malibu", List price: $229.95

[need photo]     1955 - (21B352)  21" console, wood (limed oak), "Mark-V" chassis, "Del Monte"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M351)  21" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "Del Monte"

[need photo]     1955 - (21P353)  21" console, wood (cherry), "Mark-V" chassis, "Del Monte"

[need photo]     1955 - (21B367)  21" console, wood (oak), "Mark-V" chassis, "San Clemente"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M366)  21" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "San Clemente"

[need photo]     1955 - (21P368)  21" console, wood (cherry), "Mark-V" chassis, "San Clemente"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M728)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), "Huntington", List price: $425.00

[need photo]     1955 - (21P731)  21" console w/doors, wood (cherry), "Huntington"

[need photo]     1955 - (21B911)  21" console, wood (oak), TV-radio-phono, "Berkeley"

[need photo]     1955 - (21M910)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono, "Berkeley", List price: $575.00

1955 Hoffman 21M1100A COLOR  (36K bytes)      1955 - (21M1100A)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany),  COLOR, List price: $845.00

[need photo]     1955 - (21P912)  21" console w/doors, wood (cherry), TV-radio-phono, "Berkeley", List price: $595.00

[need photo]     1955 - (24B197)  24" console, wood (limed oak), "Mark-V" chassis, "Westwood"

[need photo]     1955 - (24M196)  24" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "Westwood"

[need photo]     1955 - (24M354)  24" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "Hollywood"

[need photo]     1955 - (24B371)  24" console, wood (limed oak), "Mark-V" chassis, "Wilshire"

1955 Hoffman 24M370  (28K bytes)      1955 - (24M370)  24" console, wood (mahogany), "Mark-V" chassis, "Wilshire"

[need photo]     1955 - (24P372)  24" console, wood (cherry), "Mark-V" chassis, "Wilshire"

[need photo]     1955 - (24B732)  24" console w/doors, wood (limed oak), "Mark-V" chassis, "Bel Air", List price: $485.00

[need photo]     1955 - (24P733)  24" console, w/doors, wood (cherry), "Mark-V" chassis, "Bel Air", List price: $485.00


[need photo]     1956 - (B1011)  21" tabletop, metal, List price: $189.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B1041)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), List price: $259.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B1051)  21" tabletop, metal, List price: $209.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B3001)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $259.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B3011)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $365.00

[need photo]     1956 - (B3021)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $299.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B3031)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $410.00

[need photo]     1956 - (B3179)  21" consolette, wood (mahogany), List price: $299.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B4001)  21" console, wood (mahogany),  COLOR, List price: $895.00

[need photo]     1956 - (B1024)  24" tabletop, metal, List price: $259.95

[need photo]     1956 - (B3054)  24" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $339.95

[need photo]     1956 - (K1011)  21" tabletop, metal, List price: $179.95

1956 Hoffman-K1024U  (76K bytes)      1956 - (K1024U) 24" tabletop, metal, List price: $249.95

[need photo]     1956 - (M1041)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), List price: $259.95

[need photo]     1956 - (M1051)  21" tabletop, metal, List price: $199.95

[need photo]     1956 - (M3001)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $259.95

 

1956 Hoffman M3011U  (28K bytes)      1956 - (M3011U)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $349.95

[need photo]     1956 - (M3021)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $289.95

[need photo]     1956 - (M3031)  21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $395.95

[need photo]     1956 - (M4001)  21" console, wood (mahogany),  COLOR, List price: $895.00

[need photo]     1956 - (M3054)  24" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $329.95

[need photo]     1956 - (P3021)   21" console, wood (cherry), List price: $299.95

[need photo]     1956 - (P3031)   21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $410.00

[need photo]     1956 - (P3180)   21" consolette, wood (mahogany), List price: $299.95

[need photo]     1956 - (P7001)   21" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $425.00

[need photo]     1956 - (P3054)   24" console, wood (mahogany), List price: $339.95

[need photo]     1956 - (W1041)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), List price: $249.95

[need photo]     1956 - (W3001)  21" console, wood (walnut), List price: $249.95

1956 Hoffman 21M190  (88K bytes)      1956 - (21M190) 21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), List price: $229.95

[need photo]     1956 - (21W190) 21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), List price: $219.95

 

 1957 Hoffman B1231U  (28K bytes)     1957 - (B1231U)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

 1957 Hoffman GT1144U  (24K bytes)     1957 - (GT1144U) 14" portable, metal cabinet

1957 Hoffman M3181U  (40K bytes)      1957 - (M3181U)  21" console, wood (mahogany)

1957 Hoffman M3234  (36K bytes)      1957 - (M3234)  24" consolette, wood (mahogany)

1957 Hoffman P1151U  (28K bytes)      1957 - (P1151U)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1957 Hoffman SP3161U  (28K bytes)      1957 - (SP3161U)  21" consolette w/short legs, wood (blonde)

1957 Hoffman W1007U  (24K bytes)      1957 - (W1007U)  21" tabletop, metal

1957 Hoffman W1121U  (32K bytes)      1957 - (W1121U)  21" tabletop, metal

 

1958 Hoffman B1227U  (32K bytes)      1958 - (B1227U)  21" tabletop, metal

1958 Hoffman BW1707  (32K bytes)      1958 - (BW1707)  17" portable, metal

 

1959 Hoffman B3683  (28K bytes)      1959 - (B3683)  21" console, wood (blonde)

1959 Hoffman K1331  (28K bytes)      1959 - (K1331)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1959 Hoffman M1277  (36K bytes)      1959 - (M1277)  17" tabletop, metal

1959 Hoffman M3703  (32K bytes)      1959 - (M3703)  27" console, wood (mahogany)

 

Last year of TV production: 1977  (then sold to Gould Electronics)

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