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1950-1959 Natalie Kalmus - USA


Very little is known about this company, other than it was in business less than three years and was located in southern California in the early 1950s.  There was a real person named Natalie Kalmus (ca. 1878-1965), who is credited with being the co-developer of the Technicolor process.  Read her biography.  

It is unclear whether or not she had direct involvement with the television company bearing her name.  If anyone has more information, please contact me.

Only two examples are known to exist today.
 

1950 - (Not in business)

[need photo]     1951 - (TBD)

1952 Natalie Kalmus 521MC -USA- (24K bytes)    1952 Natalie Kalmus 521MC -USA- (24K bytes)    1952 Natalie Kalmus 521MC (20K bytes)    1952 Natalie Kalmus 521MC -phono (28K bytes)
    1952 -
(521MC)  21" console, wood (Blonde Oak and Imported African Mahogany), TV-AM/FM-phono - [courtesy Joe Radovic]

Specs
Decorator planter console, with album compartment.
42" High, 43: Wide, 24" Deep. Serial #: 74431
DOP: November 18, 1952
Radio and 3-Speed Record Player
Magnetic Door Locks

1952 Natalie-Kalmus TV only (28K bytes)    1952 - (TBD)  21" console, wood (Blonde Oak and Imported African Mahogany), TV only, double planter - [Courtesy April Hall, her grandmother purchased this set new in San Francisco]

The company went out of business in early 1953.

 

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