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Reading this page is like reading about General Electric and only seeing information about light bulbs. There's a lot more to Magnavox that needs to be added, specifically the defense business. Do we have someone around who knows a great deal more about that business? —Joseph/N328KF (Talk) 20:13, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Out of television business, other things
Joseph is right - for example, when did Magnavox leave the television business as its own brand?
I have a 100 page book that covers Magnavox history from 1911 to 1921. I will check the copyright status and incorporate what I can on this page. I am currently working with retirees of Magnavox to record details of the defense electronics business of Magnavox up to the purchase of Magnavox Electronic Systems Company in 1993 by the Carlyle Group. We also plan to gather information from consumer electronics retirees, also. Dave Drpete001 (talk) 22:57, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Need more on their first chapter in Oakland: Magnavox established a factory in Oakland California. They were unsuccessful in a new design for vacuum tubes in this period. The tubes tended to become shorted. They manufactured radios and loudspeaker systems. Founder Jensen left the company to start Jensen Speakers. When? They moved to Indiana, where they would be based until acquired by Philips. When/why?
They had an entire line of audio, television and radio products for decades. They were the top seller in home entertainment products for years. They innovated arguably what was arguably an audiophile entertainment console, the Concert Grand, starting in 1958. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:558:6045:3E:6995:4082:345B:1BEA (talk) 03:35, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
I presume Magnavox did something in this period, but the article doesn't mention it. boffy_b 22:22, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
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Founding and Early History
My grandfather, Frank Morgan Steers was a co-founder of the new Magnavox company and should be mentioned in the history. He put together the inventors, financiers, and his distribution system to create the Maganavox Company. He was the first CEO of the company. Before the incorporation, he successfully distributed the products of the Commercial Wireless and Development Company where phonographic and loudspeaker items were invented and developed by Pridham and Jensen. An early history of the comapany was written in 1989 by Billy Malone. He was contracted by The Maganavox Company. It was a seven-year research project that resulted in the 103-page report: THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE MAGNAVOX CO. Pages 62-69 verfify the importance of Frank Steers in forming and leading the company as its first CEO.