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December 1947 Radio News

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December 1947 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]  These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the Radio & Television News magazine. Here is a list of the Radio & Television News articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Sams Photofact Arvin Model 150TC Radio-Phonograph - RF CafeThere are still many old-timers and beginning nostalgic collectors out there who nurse heirloom and otherwise procured vacuum tube radios - like this Arvin Models 150TC, 151TC combination radio / phonograph - back to health (operating condition) and/or keep them in good health. While it is possible to purchase schematics, parts lists, and service instructions from many different models, there are still some that have escaped the scanners of those publishers. For those kindred spirits in search of such reference materials, I happily scan, clean up as necessary, and post this collection (see complete list at bottom of page). I have dozens more that will eventually be added over time, so check back later or send me an e-mail if I have an issue (check the lists first, please) of Radio News, Radio-Craft, etc. known to contain the information you need.

Arvin Models 150TC, 151TC Schematic & Parts List

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Arvin Models 150TC, 151TC Schematic - RF Cafe

Arvin Models 150TC, 151TC Schematic

Arvin Models 150TC, 151TC Parts List - RF Cafe

Arvin Models 150TC, 151TC Parts List


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Arvin Radio: A Brief Overview and Historical Context

Arvin, a subsidiary of Noblitt-Sparks Industries, was a brand of car radios and audio equipment that was popular in the 20th century. Founded in the 1930s, Arvin quickly established itself as a leader in the field of automotive sound systems. Known for its quality and reliability, Arvin's products were widely used by American consumers and became synonymous with in-car entertainment.

At a time when radio was still a relatively new technology, Arvin's car radios stood out for their compact size and ease of use. They were well-designed and offered a range of features, including AM/FM tuning, volume control, and push-button tuning. Arvin also offered a range of other audio products, including home radios and portable speakers, that were well-received by consumers.

Over the years, Arvin continued to evolve and innovate, adding new features and keeping up with changing trends and technologies. The company's products were widely available through a network of dealers and distributors, and they were often featured in advertising and promotions aimed at the American public.

Despite its early success and popularity, however, Arvin faced increased competition in the latter half of the 20th century. New technologies, such as cassette tapes and CD players, emerged and changed the way people listened to music in their cars. Additionally, foreign brands entered the market and offered products that were more advanced and less expensive than Arvin's offerings.

Arvin remained a significant player in the automotive audio market for many years. However, as the company faced financial difficulties in the latter part of the 20th century, it was eventually acquired by another company and the Arvin brand was discontinued.

 

 

Posted February 8, 2023
(updated from original post on 2/25/2016)


Radio Service Data Sheets

These schematics, tuning instructions, and other data are reproduced from my collection of vintage radio and electronics magazines. As back in the era, similar schematic and service info was available for purchase from sources such as SAMS Photofacts, but these printings were a no-cost bonus for readers. There are 227 Radio Service Data Sheets as of December 28, 2020.

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