Friday, June 7, 2013

We used to Make Things in this Country #113. RCA Victor Nipper VII

Made in Montreal in the late fifties by the Canadian branch of RCA. Interesting colour and name- and it's Super Hetrodyne!
RCA in the US was originally formed to be a patent holding company, and contracted out the manufacture of their radios to the Westinghouse and General Electric companies. They also followed this procedure in Canada, using the Canadian Westinghouse and Canadian General Electric companies. Many times during this era sets were made with identical chassis, except they used different model numbers for GE, Westinghouse and RCA Victor brands.

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