Benjamin Abrams

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Benjamin Abrams (August 18, 1893 – June 23, 1967)[1] was a Romanian-born American businessman and a founder of Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corporation after his purchase of Emerson Records in 1922. Along with his brothers he invented a number of devices that are commonplace today, among them midget transistor radios, self-powered radios, and clock radios.[2]

He was born in Dorohoi, Romania and emigrated with his parents to the United States when he was 12.[3]

Abrams was a Freemason. He was a member of Farragut Lodge No 976 in New York.[4]


  1. ^ Biography at
  2. ^ Biography Archived January 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. at Consumer Electronics Association website
  3. ^ Marjorie Dent Candee, Current Biography yearbook, Volume 15, Page 3 (H. W. Wilson Company), 1954
  4. ^ Denslow, William R. 10,000 Famous Freemasons, Vol. I, A-D.

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