Rogers Vacuum Tube Company

Rogers Vacuum Tube Company (formally named Radio Manufacturing Corporation Limited) was founded as "Standard Radio Manufacturing" in 1925 by Edward S. Rogers, Sr. to sell Rogers "Batteryless" radio using vacuum tube technology. It was later renamed Rogers Majestic Corporation Limited when Rogers merged his company with Majestic Corporation of Chicago in 1928. The new company controlled Rogers Radio Tube Company and Rogers Batteryless Radio Company.

The company founded Toronto radio station CFRB ("Canada's First Rogers' Batteryless") in order to promote its invention of a batteryless radio receiver as well as demonstrate his invention of a radio transmitter using batteryless alternating current tubes making CFRB the first all-electric radio station in the world. [http://www.canadianheritage.org/enterprises/rogers/index.htm] Rogers Sr. died in 1939 and the company was sold in 1941 to Small Electric Motors Ltd., (which soon became the Canadian division of Dutch giant Royal Philips Electronics) which changed the name of the Rogers Majestic Corporation Limited to Standard Radio Ltd.. [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=3988&historyID=180]

References

* [http://www.ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/millennium/alternating_current/ac_halloffame.html The Life of Edward Samuel Rogers Sr. (1900 - 1939)]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/personalities/personalities.php?id=92 Pioneer - Member of CAB Hall of Fame - Rogers, Edward Samuel "Ted" Sr. (1900-1939)]
* [http://telecomottawa.net/~cmacd/tubes.html Charles MacDonald's Electronic tube page]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=398&historyID=180 CFRB history]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rogers Communications — Inc. Type Public (TSX: RCI.A, RCI.B, NYSE:  …   Wikipedia

  • Edward S. Rogers, Sr. — For other uses, see: Edward Rogers (disambiguation) .Edward Samuel Ted Rogers (June 21, 1900 ndash; May 6, 1939) is regarded as the founder of Rogers Communications although it was established in 1967. He died at the age of 38. Ted Rogers first… …   Wikipedia

  • Additron Tube — The Additron was an electron tube designed by Dr. Josef Kates, circa 1950, to replace the several individual electron tubes and support components required to perform the function of a single bit digital full adder. Dr. Kates developed the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of companies named after people — This is a list of companies named after people. For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see Lists of etymologies.#* 20th Century Fox – William FoxA* A M Records – Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss * A W Restaurants – after Roy Allen and… …   Wikipedia

  • Slaight Communications — Infobox Company company name = Slaight Communications company company type = Private genre = foundation = 1925 (Standard Broadcasting) 1971 (Slaight Broadcasting) founder = Edward S. Rogers, Sr. location city = Toronto, Ontario location country …   Wikipedia

  • CFRB — City of license Toronto, Ontario Branding Newstalk 1010 Frequency 1010 kHz (AM) 6.07 MHz (Shortwave) …   Wikipedia

  • Josef Kates — Dr. Josef Kates was born in Vienna (May 5, 1921). He was the son of Baruch (Bernard) and Anna Katz (née Entenberg). He married Lillian Kroch (deceased), and then Mary K. Hill. His children were Louis, Naomi, Celina and Philip A.BackgroundJosef… …   Wikipedia

  • Luxman — Infobox Company company name = Luxman Corporation ラックスマン company logo = 240px|Luxman logo company type = Corporation company slogan = Ultimate Fidelity Since 1925 foundation = Osaka, Japan (1925) location city = Yokohama location country = Japan… …   Wikipedia

  • Electric guitar — Fender Stratocaster String instrument Classification String instrument (plucked, either by fingerpicking, or with a pick.) …   Wikipedia

  • Fender Musical Instruments Corporation — Infobox Company company name=Fender Musical Instruments Corporation company logo= company slogan= vector logo= company type=Music Company genre= foundation=1946 founder=Clarence Leonidas Fender location=Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.