|Western Electric Company, Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Western Electric was a part of the AT&T (Bell) system. It manufactured broadcast equipment until the mid-1950s, when it was an anti-trust settlement limited Bell to telephone business only. Apparently, the decision was made not to sell the broadcast division, but simply close it. (Some audio aspects were spun to Westrex and Altec) There was a Canadian arm of the company, called Northern Electric (which has since morphed into Nortel), that manufactured many of the same items, but with an NE nameplate.
(If anyone knows of a parts source, or catalog ... any anything in print that would help fill out this page for WE Co, please let me know. Even a better picture of the logo would help.)
|Click on picture to enlarge||Model / Info|
|705A Speech Input Bay - 1938|
22B/22C 4 pot remote mixer
(the B/C difference is in the VI meters.)
|23A/23B 5 pot studio console
- July 1936
The A/B difference is in control arrangement.
|23C 5 pot studio console|
|25A 7 pot studio console|
|25B/40A 7 pot console; "Tops for FM"!|
|26B WDAE, Tampa (1950's)|
Northern Electric models
|5420E On display at the SPARC Museum near Vancouver, BC.|
|230B Shown in use
WCCY, Houghton, MI in 1979.
Another Studio shot
|250SU - 10 Pot dual mono console|