Chassis RC-1079 with all its original parts. Many of Victor's outside-horn machines will deliver a better sound than Victor's earliest cabinet model since the latter's built-in horn was small despite a whopping $200 price tag. Westinghouse, RCA, Philco, Watterson Radio, and Zenith all manufactured this type of radio in the 1930s and 1940s. That's what it appears. Bloomsbury People* - Have You Seen Them Cry? This should be of aid to Discogs members of where a record with RCA Custom numbers was mastered or at least where the numbers came from. This number probably represents close to the total number of matrix entries that will eventually be listed, mostly with backup material, in the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings. Has earphone jack and DC power jack. Has earphone jack and DC power jack. RCA Victor issued several spoken word albums in the 1950s and 60s, notably the soundtracks of the films Richard III, A Man for All Seasons and The Taming of the Shrew, as well as complete versions of the National Theatre of ). Ella Fitzgerald And Her V-Disc Boys* / Muggsy Spanier And His Band - I'll See You In My Dreams / Royal Garden Blues, Fats Waller / Buddy Weed And His Trio* - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / I Hate Myself / Whoops A Doodle, Dorothy M. Strathearn, Herman Voss - E'Er You Left Your Room / The Stranger Of Galilee, Michael Herman's Folk Orchestra* - Red River Valley / Sicilian Circle // Camptown Races / Pop! are requested. The RCA-Victor model Nipper Ten is a 5-tube table radio for standard broadcast reception. 78rpm Record Search Search our index for information on classical and popular 78rpm recordings from HMV, RCA, Victor, Brunswick and Columbia as well as other record companies from the 78rpm era… The following reference As Victor's lowest priced spring-driven machine, it originally sold for $10. E4-QH-10066), now if a number block passed 10,000, they would keep the four digits in the last four characters of the serial number but reverse the second and third characters (i.e. For some reason, in this year New York had three blocks: 0000's, 2000's and 2500's. $41.27 shipping. However, it would appear that in Germany, the 'W' would have fallen in line with 1968, as one 1971 release -. Thank you W.B....I think it was with the closing of the Hollywood plant that RCA contracted out pressing facilities on the West Coast for distribution there. Even R&B. Actually, the BP-10 radio was ready for test marketing very early in 1940. I wouldn't put those A4RS matrix numbers in the LCCN field by any means, as they are not catalogue numbers in any case. This came from my research in the mid-1990's at the then-BMG Music archives, plus the guide to codes printed in Jerry Osborne's. 1 G Minor Op. The RCA Victor brand was introduced in 1945 in advertising and 1946 on actual record labels, where it replaced the Victor and Bluebird (3) brands. (2 was for Italy.) 1877-1925. 1-BX-67. HMV and other imported masters probably bring the possible total to 300,000. More on "Radiola" , RCA, RCA Victor and Victor Radio. Founded in 1919 as a subsidiary of General Electric, RCA was responsible for many key innovations in radio technology, and was an early manufacturer of ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore radios, portable and military radios, and radio telephones. The IMEI number identifies the individual device as well as a serial number. The "Price Guide - R" This page lists all radios with manufacturer names beginning with the letter "R" sold at the Radio Attic since January 1, 2005. It was also the first year in which the 'H' code was applied to Extended Play (EP) records. Ltd. I'd advise waiting and seeing. Radio: 5 - … The Canadian General Electric Co., Ltd., and the RCA Victor Co., Montreal were important centers of radio development and production during the 1930's. This was the year that the phaseout of mono albums was completed. A RCA Victor 75X17 Super Heterodyne in black Bakelite, finisuper heterodyne decorated in Chinese style serial number B003343, 20 x 26 x 20 cm Sold by in for You can display prices in $Au, $US, $NZ or Stg. These will be printed somewhere on the radio and can help you determined the year that it was manufactured. 26 / La Campanella, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra*, Mozart*, Walter Goehr - The Marriage Of Figaro, The Global Gonks - Where Have All The Heroes Gone, Sedatrius* - Joey Was The Last Boy / Just One Earring, Wendell Harrison - An Evening With The Devil, The Sensational Evening Stars - Tell It Like It Is / Guiding Light, Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone / You've Made Me So Very Happy, Mantovani - The Magic Of Mantovani; Mantovani's Golden Hits, Various - Great Original Hits Of The '50s And '60s, Del Wood And Mr. Goon-Bones - Shanty Town / Nobody's Sweetheart Now, Burl Ives - Historical America In Song - Songs Of Expanding America, Charles Griffes / Arthur Foote, American Recording Society Orchestra, Walter Hendl - Poem For Flute And Orchestra / Suite In E Major, Op. Depth 10 cm. Antique 1930's RCA-Victor "Victorette" Tube Radio, In Good working condition. Get the best deals on RCA VICTOR Indiana Collectible Tube Radios 1950-1959 when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Victor outside horn All, general Victor Toy Victor E Victor A Victor B Victor C 1976 was the last full year both, The other thing about 1967 in terms of RCA Custom's business (and which I'd forgotten to mention in the post about the matrix number blocks of that year) was that, in no small part due to a strike at. or Best Offer. I just inherited a RCA Victor K80 radio. It also would serve as an indicator as to how many or how little blocks were assigned to each studio in one year. Except at RCA, of course . Its timeless logo and technological advances have permeated worldwide culture as a symbol of quality and reliability. Others may have other ideas. Models are listed in alphabetical order. 9 Fair goers were enthusiastic about the radio, but formal introduction was delayed until June 1940. 90, "Italian" / Music For A Midsummer Night's Dream, Harold Turner (2) - The Breeze And I / Over The Rainbow. What about reissues?? RCA Victor Model VHR-307 Home Recording - Phono-Radio Combination Delco 32-Volt Radio Receiver Chassis Models RA-3, RB-3 and RC-3 Majestic Chassis Models 380 A.C. Skip to: The RCA Labels RCA Victor Records Founded in 1929, Radio Corporation of America – RCA – was the second oldest recording company in US history, the rival of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and RCA Victor was its label forJazz, Blues, musicals and anything else outside of pop. I found an RCA Victor promo 78 that has Red Seal master numbers but main pop series catalog number. Ferrante And Teicher* - Soundproof - The Sound Of Tomorrow Today! Ltd. © 2020 John Furphy Pty. Yep, a.k.a. For example, my reissue of "Elvis" with the black TIpper label from the 70's/80's has a begining sequence of AFL1. Literature: See Sideli John Classic Plastic Radios of the 1930s and 1940s, New York 1990 p. 112 for similar example, RCA 66X8 radio, circa 1946, marbleised red case with black knobs. Vintage 1940's RCA Victor Tube AM Radio Bakelite Cabinet PARTS OR REPAIR ONLY. Bear in mind that many blocks (notably, Hollywood's) are generally unaccounted for at this time. $20.00. Posted: Aug Thu 09, 2012 10:12 pm New Member Joined: Aug Thu 09, 2012 9:49 pm Posts: 3 Hey guys! And may well do so when looking at the 1964 sequence. Here's what I'm referring to in Italy: So, until adoption of the Orthophonic system, the countries carried on using "En" as year indicator and only afterwards switched to F, G, asf. This web site includes links to photos of 13,564 radios which have known model numbers or "official" names. C $83.47 shipping. $4.99 $ 4 99. Bomgardner - Training Your Parrakeet To Talk, Paul Darnay (And Choir), Arranged And Conducted By Jacques Belasco - Havana Heaven / Don't Cry My Heart, J.T. (in my head), I know that Italy kept with the 1955-era formula for dating up to 1969 (Uxxx). While '0000' remained with New York, and '9500' for Reader's Digest box sets, the start point for other blocks was altered thus: 1955 was yet another pivotal year in the history of RCA Custom. . There's some confusion about the date periods. Literature: See Sideli John Classic Plastic Radios of the 1930s and 1940s, New York 1990 pp…, RCA RC350 radio, circa 1938, marbleised pale yellow case. This gallery displays a few hundred of my radios, TVs, and related items. Let me see if I can decipher your points . A RCA Victor Golden Throat RC1079E brown Bakelite valve radio 110v serial number B100714, 25 x … And now here is the first year of one of the more turbulent decades in history, the 1960's. It was also around this time that some clients of RCA's began showing catalogue numbers (both LP and 45) indicating the locale of the client, structured as ###x-#### - in the 600's and 700's for those within a certain radius of the label's Nashville studios, and 800's and 900's for those within a certain radius of the Chicago studios. 19 watching. For example, my Philco 41-221 was made in 1941. In this year, there was a major tweaking in the allocation of some custom numbering blocks. Our serial numbers begin with two letters. As time went on, there would be tweaks to matrix number assignation, but this would basically be the standard for the next several years. Now comes 1956, the second full year of the "New Orthophonic" system of matrix numbering, and the year "Elvismania" hit in a big way. These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. Radio: 7 - 6SK7: 1: 1 S : A-23 [1st Production] 1941/42 : Radio: 5 - 6SA7: 7: 6 S $ A-23 [2nd Production] 1941/42 ? As not all blocks are accounted for (namely, Hollywood), there may be some gaps that other Discog'ers would likely fill in the blanks at a future time should they know of same. Ending Dec 20 at 7:05PM PST 3d 17h. The RCA Victor Model 102 shown above appears on the RadioMuseum.com website. And now comes 1972. In response to numerous queries, I hereby bring forth information on the significance behind the Byzantine master serial number codes used by RCA Victor, its sublabels and custom clients beginning in 1942 and continuing through the 1980's and possibly into the early '90's. First, in New York, their main offices and studios moved from their home of nearly four decades, 155 East 24th Street, to 1133 Avenue of the Americas (with the entrance to their recording studios around the block at 110 West 44th Street), and their Chicago studios moved from their base of operations since the 1930's, 445 North Lake Shore Drive in the Navy Pier section, to more modern facilities at 1 North Wacker Drive in "The Loop" district; it was from there that many of. In the case of Elvis' soundtracks, however, it was at the Hollywood studios that the master serial numbers were assigned, often months after originally recorded at Radio Recorders or, later on, whatever movie studio's sound studios he recorded at. RCA's 33⅓ rpm adventure was short-lived, for 3 reasons: a. the great depression, b. too expensive and bulky phonographs, c. poor sound quality and record wear. Now, as eagerly anticipated and promised, is the 1965 block of numbers, city by city. The c. Dec 1962 codes adopted in the wake of Dynagroove was supposed to supersede all that. For this reason, matrix numbers will be mentioned in parentheses for each entry. After all, "Radio" is the first word in the Radio Corporation of America's name. CDN : 70 Vintage Rca Victor Radio Price / Value Guide Browse FREE Vintage Rca Victor Radio Price & Value Guide. In this year, two hubs - Nashville and Chicago - went over their limit, so the year ended with those two "hubs" bearing Wx#x prefices - 0000's for Nashville (going up to ~1200's) and 2500's for Chicago (up to midway through the 2700's). The RCA Victor brand was introduced in 1945 in advertising and 1946 on actual record labels, where it replaced the Victor and Bluebird (3) brands. In this year we saw the only known example of a 10" stereo LP in all the years of these codes in use. As can be gauged, here they are, block by block, hub by hub: Now we turn our attention towards 1969. RCA Victor Factory Service Manuals and Schematics These files are the radio and record player schematics and service information individually scanned in high resolution directly from the original U.S. RCA Victor factory service manuals published from the 1920s through the 1950s. $4.99 $ 4 99. Australia got the updated New Orthophonic codes later in 1956, hence moving from 7E6VW (E6 = 1956, V = Victor [Popular]) to 11G2PW. Rca Customer Service Those are the model numbers. For the only time in its history, custom numbering blocks passed the 20,000 mark (to the point they went, over the course of the year, from T#xx to Tx#x to #Txx), with Hollywood, Chicago and even some Reader's Digest box sets going over the threshold. Also appears as "RCA Victor Records". If you own a Victor product, and would like to contribute to the master database, please click here to access the questionnaire. 63 For String Orchestra, The Happy Students - Sing-A-Song Of Pioneers And Explorers Album No. The numbers would have been assigned, and therefore the sides originally recorded, in 1957, and then put out three years later. From some period articles (I will try to locate them later) I've read it seems RCA was hesitant to enter the lp market until they started losing talent to other companies that were releasing Lp's. Align the tuned cir­cuits with the trimmers in position of mini­mum capacity. But some countries, until about 1958, were a little behind the 8 ball in terms of matrix number presentation. Receiver. This is unique as it was manufactured by the Victor Talking Machine Co. just after it was acquired by RCA. I may have to tweak the 1960 block list. It's much easier to read now. RCA Appliance Age or Manufacture Date RCA Appliance Age or Manufacture Date: The manufacturing date and year is coded into the serial number (not the model number) of the appliance. Depth 18 cm. RCA. RCA Victor Nipper III, 1952/1953, Serial 1771, AC/DC, AM, Table Model Tube Radio, made by RCA Victor Company Ltd., Montreal, Canada, painted Creamy Yellow over Brown, Bakelite, has a … On April 26 of that year, the ax fell at the then 3-year-old, Now we go back in time to 1953, which saw the founding of, Now we turn to 1973. This is an RCA Victor 9-X-571 AM radio from 1949 in as-found condition. It is in a chest high cabinet with C/A/B ranges. (A4RS-5124/5 was near the tail end of 1971 in terms of Chicago's allocation of block numbers that began with 2000. . If you see a Philco radio whose model number starts with two digits and a dash, the the first two digits indicate the year of manufacture. E2-KW for 45's, E2-QL for 10" LP's, E2-CP for 12" LP's). Started by W.B. Height 12 cm x. Width 18 cm x. Now for a look at 1964, the second year after adoption of new matrix codes. It was the last full year that 78 RPM records would be sold by all companies, and the last where all discs were mono only (or, in those days, "Standard" groove for 78's and "Fine" groove for LP's and 45's). Bill Harris Septet Featuring Joe "Flip" Phillips* - She's Funny That Way / Characteristically B.H. In late 1928 the Victor Talking Machine Company merged with the Radio Corporation of America, and became the RCA Victor Division. CDN : 68 : RJM-45: 2SC668 : The RCA model RJM-45 is a portable AM/FM radio. Vintage RCA Victor Radio Model 16T2 1940s wood AM Short Wave Tube Radio Works! HMV and other imported masters probably bring the possible total to 300,000. American actress/singer Jeanette MacDonald (1903 – 1965) recorded over 50 songs during her film career for RCA Victor and its foreign counterparts. I think for something like this, when dealing with product where the plant origin was known (Rockaway, Indianapolis or Hollywood), we leave it at that in terms of where pressed. If your stamped matrix numbers are at 6 o'clock, then in all likelihood that block was New York. Unknown Artist - RCA Thesaurus Hot Spots: Sound Effects, Gerry & The Pacemakers - Ferry Across The Mersey / Pretend, Various - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording), Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording), Unknown Artist - RCA Thesaurus Hot Spots: "Hot Spots" New Car Jingles For '66, Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright), Don Jobe And The Ghosters - Brand New Ways / Going To Have A Party, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go, The Silvertones (4) - Sentimental Memory / You Gotta Change Your Ways, Don Rainey - Beginners Guitar: Rhythm Guitar, Edgar Allan Poe - Basil Rathbone Reads Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Junior And The Martinaires - Look Who's Lonely / Oh, What A Dream, Mildred And Jimmie Mulcay* - If I Didn't Care / You Call Everbody Darlin', Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra* - Latin Spice, Enesco* / Liszt* - Rumanian Rhapsodies / Hungarian Rhapsodies, The Sixpentz - Imitation Situation / Please Come Home, The Paris Sisters - Sing From "The Glass House", The Marvelettes - Marvelettes Greatest Hits, Various - Down Memory Lane (65 Years Of Song Hits), Unknown Artist - RCA Thesaurus Hot Spots: "Hot Spots" Sell-Tunes, The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy Vs. 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