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C. E. Mfg. Co. (CeCo) received its charter on August 8th 1924 and was listed as manufacturing and dealing in electrical apparatus and appliances. Principals were William Cepek, Rose Cohen (both from Providence), and Martin Bedrosian (Cranston). It was capitalized at $50,000. 1 Another man associated with the company was Ely Egnatoff but is not listed in the records found.


Providence Journal
January 15, 1926



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Lansing State Journal
November 23, 1926



Providence Sunday Journal
December 16, 1926



Providence Sunday Journal
August 21, 1926



Radio Retailing July 1927



Providence Sunday Journal
August 20, 1927



Providence Sunday Journal
August 21, 1927



Providence Sunday Journal
August 21, 1927



Providence Sunday Journal
August 23, 1927


The November, 1927 issue of Radio Digest Illistrated stated that the C. E. Manufacturing Co., Inc., of Providence, Rhode Island, is said to be the largest exclusive Radio tube manufacturer in the world. 7



Mr Egnatoff was to later run the Triad Tube Company. Coby, Cepak and Egnatoff had formally manufactured electric lamps. Knowing nothing about Tube manufacturing, Ernest Kauer (a director of the Radio Protective Organization) was hired as chief engineer.



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Providence Sunday Journal
August 26, 1928



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Radio Retailing October 1928


Kauer made excellent tubes and CeCo's reputation grew! In June 1928 Kauer bought out the three partners and changed the name to CeCo Manufacturing Company.

On April 3, 1929 CeCo gave up its lease of their space at 1190-1200 Eddy Street to Apco.



Their major product became vacuum tubes when they acquired a license to manufacture them in May 1929 from the Radio Corporation of America. 2


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January 26, 1929



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February 2, 1929



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February 6, 1929



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February 10, 1929



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April 6, 1929



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April 16, 1929



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April 21, 1929




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May 7, 1929



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May 10, 1929



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May 17, 1929



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May 26, 1929




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May 28, 1929





In 1929 CeCo named 3 new vice presidents. Here is what Talking Machine World & Radio-Music Merchant from the time has to say about the appointmets and the background of each gentleman:

N. 0. Williams, John E. Ferguson and E. T. Maharin,.Important Executives of CeCo Mfg. Co., Elected Officers

Three important executives of the CeCo Mfg. Co., Providence, R. I., maker of CeCo tubes, have been made vice-presidents of the com-pany. They are N. 0. Williams, chief engineer; John E. Ferguson, plant engineer, and Edward T. Maharin, sales director of the company.

Mr. Williams is internationally famous in technical circles of radio. For many years he was in complete charge of the tube division of the Westinghouse Lamp Co. Mr. Ferguson is accredited with being one of the leading pro-duction men in the tube industry. He per-sonally superintended the building of the main-moth CoCo plant in Providence. Mr. Maharin, a business man of wide experience, spends most of his time on the firing line. He travels in-cessantly. Known as a splendid organizer, he has created a sales organization which leaves him free to be away from his desk for long periods and most of his time lie spends in actual contact with his field men and the trade, aiding them in all possible ways. 11

The Tube Industry
Radio News, October, 1929



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Women mcking tubes at the CeCo plant in Providence, RI. 3



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June 2, 1929




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June 11, 1929




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June 12, 1929




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June 13, 1929




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June 13, 1929




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October 16, 1929



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October 26th 1929




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November 2, 1929




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December 3, 1929




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December 3, 1929




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December 11, 1929




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January 24, 1930




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January 24, 1930




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February 9, 1930




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April 5, 1930




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May 11, 1930




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May 14, 1930




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May 17, 1930




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May 22, 1930




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June 18, 1930




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June 21, 1930




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June 22, 1930




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July 3, 1930




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August 3, 1930




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September 8, 1930




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September 17, 1930


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September 18, 1930


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September 19, 1930




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September 21, 1930




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November 17, 1930




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November 18, 1930




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November 21, 1930




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November 21, 1930




By the middle of 1930, CeCo had produced 10 million tubes. This was at a rate of 4 million per year. Their plant was 3 1/2 acres and employed 1000 workers. 2


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In 1930 CeCo started working on a new research equipment installation which took up an entire floor of the four-story building adjacent to the mammoth tube-production plant. The new installation cost $200,000. The research was described by President Ernest Kauer as follows: "We are going a step beyond any research hitherto followed by any radio enterprise which strictly limits its production activities to tube-manufacture," He went on to say: "We not only intend to develop new tube capabilities; we also will apply then. Until now, tube research has been satisfied to find new possibilities in tubes and then stop short, leaving their application in circuits to receiving-set engineers. This has cause a division of energy in reaching result. In our new research department, which will be completed before next Spring, we will not only conduct research for the improvement of tubes, but will also work out efficient circuits for their use." Although pointing to the possibility of CeCo switching their business model to one of producing receiving sets, Mr Kauer stated; "We simply want to aid in the most efficient use of radio tubes. There is too much lost motion, lost time, now spent between the newest tube development and its adaption in radio sets. We want to help overcome this. By developing circuits which will immediately use the product of our research department, radio progress will be aided greatly. Such plans will be turned over to the set manufacturers for the best use they can make of them." 8

Also in 1930, we find what seems to be a promotional ad for an indoor golf course located in the CeCo plant.


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Providence Journal
October 11, 1930

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October 29, 1930

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October 16, 1930

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October 25, 1930

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November 11, 1930

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November 18, 1930

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December 2, 1930

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November 27, 1930

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December 6, 1930

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December 9, 1930

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December 11, 1930

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December 13, 1930

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December 25, 1930



In 1931 Ernest F Kauer is president, Edward T Maharin is vice-president and Maxmillian F Mautner is secretary, assistent treasurer and they are at 1200 Eddy Street. 9



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January 22, 1931



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June 22, 1931




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July 7, 1931




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Providence Journal November 1st, 1931


In 1931 WE find a entry in the Official gazette of the United States Patent Office, June 1931 Vols 406 & 407 stating that CeCo Manufacturing Company was doing business as Argus Radio Tube Co., Providence, RI. Electrical vacuum tubes and valves, 313,646; June 2. There is also a listing for Argus Radio Tube Co. to see CeCo manufaturing company and a Trademark registration serial# 313,590 for Continental Tire Corporation doing business as Argus Radio Tube Co, Providence RI filed April 22 1931.


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Providence Journal
August 30, 1931


In 1932 Ernest F Kauer is president, Nabath O Williams is vice-president and Maxmillian F Mautner is secretary, assistent treasurer and they are at 1200 Eddy Street. 10



Providence Journal
April 17, 1932


Also in 1932 CeCo came out with a line of premium tubes they named "Citation". These tubes may have been a last ditch effort for CeCo. The trade write ups on the tubes were dated mostly in February 1932, except one in April. I still have not found an Ad for the Citation. We know that they produced the tubes as they exist. How many were produced is unknown.

In 1932, CeCo announced an industrial devision to develop electrical and electronic devices. Their only known product was a mercury switch called the Mertact.



Elecronics April 1932




Radio Call Book and Technical Review April, 1932


In the same year, CeCo came out with another product, lamp bulbs for therapeutical purposes in the form of a ultra-violet light. For the later an organization called the Providence Electrical Thermapeutical Laboratories was started.



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January 3, 1932



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In 1932 Kauer sold CeCo to to Leonard Welling and Abraham Pletman, who ran Lafayette 2 , with the hope of moving the tube business to France. Since foreigners were not allowed to own French companies, the ownership was put under the name of their lawyer who immediately took over the company and booted Pletman and Welling. Pletman spent the next nine years in an asylum recovering from a mental breakdown. He eventually returned to his company (Lafayette) and successfully run it until his death in 1973. 2



That being said, there is a report in the October 19th, 1932 Brooklyn Daily Eagle saying Gold Seal bought CeCo, which was in receivership. Total worth of CeCo at the time was estimated in excess of $450,000. This included machinery, cartons and other packing material, as well as $28,000 due from RCA paid in rebateable royalties which could be utilizad by Gold Seal on its future manufacturing of radio tubes.5


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Providence Journal March 29, 1941


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Tube # Status Use SPEC
125BH Have Rectifier
227 Have AC Detector or Amplifier
232 Need Screen Grid
235 Have
245 Need
247 Need Output Pentode
401 Need
01B Need
26M Need
45M Need
A Have Detector and Amplifer Click Here
AX Have Detector and Amplifer
201A Have Detector and Amplifer
AC-22 Have AC Shielded Grid Four Element Amplifier and Detector
B Have Detector and Amplifer Click Here
BX Need Detector and Amplifer Click Here
199 Need Detector and Amplifer
C Have Detector and Amplifer Click Here
D Need Rectifer Tube
DG Need Full Wave Gas Filled Rectifer Tube Click Here
D-1 Need Full Wave Rectifer Tube Click Here
D-1/2 Need Full Wave Rectifer Tube Click Here
DG Need Gaseous Rectifier Click Here
E Need Power Amplifier Click Here
F Have Power Amplifier Click Here
FA Need Power Amplifier
F-12-A Need Power Amplifier
G Have High-Mu Click Here
H , H , H Have Detector Click Here
J Need
JA Need Power Amplifier
J-71 Have Output Amplifier Click Here
J-71A Need Output Amplifier
K Have Radio Frequency Amplifier Click Here
L Need
L-10 Need Oscillator and Power Amplifier Click Here
L-15 Need Power Amplifier
L-50 Need Power Amplifier
M Need
M-25 Need AC Amplifier
M-26 Have AC Amplifier
M-27 Need
N Need
N-27 Have AC Detector or Amplifier
P1 Have AC Pentode
P5 Need Power Psntode
R-80 Need Full Wave Rectifer
R-81 Have Half Wave Rectifier
RF-22 Need Shielded Grid Four Element Amplifier and Detector
S-27 Have AC Detector or Amplifier
Special Detector/H Have Special Detector
01-R Need Detector and Amplifer





CeCo Couriers 4


From September 17th, 1928 to June 30th, 1930, the CeCo Couriers had a radio show on the CBS Network, Mondays at 8:30pm. The show is listed in many of the CeCo ads. The referance for this information lists the sponsor as CeCo toothpaste but I believe that to be wrong as I can't find any information on that company.







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Merle Johnson & His CeCo Couriers
Watching My Dreams Go By


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Merle Johnson & His CeCo Couriers
Sweet Nothings Of Love




CeCo Couriers Discography

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Columbia 10-in. 9/3/1929 If I had my way Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 9/3/1929 Where the sweet forget-me-nots remember Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 10/8/1929 You're responsible! Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 10/8/1929 With you—with me Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 1/21/1930 Watching my dreams go by Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 1/21/1930 Sweet nothings of love Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 3/19/1930 Exactly like you Jazz/dance band
Columbia 10-in. 3/19/1930 So sympathetic Jazz/dance band



The Decatur Herald
April 29th, 1929




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125BH
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125BH
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201A Detector or Amplifier


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201A Detector or Amplifier


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201A Detector or Amplifier


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Special Detector
Type H
1926 - 1927


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CeCo High-Mu
Type G


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CeCo High-Mu
Type G


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CeCo High-Mu
Type G


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CeCo Type K


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CeCo H Special Detector
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Radio Doings 1928


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CeCo H
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Green Lable
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Green Lable
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Green Lable
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Green Lable
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CeCo H
Green Lable
Detector


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Green Lable
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CeCo 6SK7
Not sure why these tubes say made
in England and are marked CeCo.
















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New England Wireless and Steam Museum


New England Wireless and Steam Museum


New England Wireless and Steam Museum


New England Wireless and Steam Museum


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New England Wireless and Steam Museum


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New England Wireless and Steam Museum

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CeCo HI-MU w/o G on lable
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CeCo Type F
This tube is owned by John Walker. Here is his discription of the tube:
The special base doesn’t appear to be an afterthought. The adhesive/dust
between bulb and base look “old”. There are 4 wires coming out to the 4
binding posts. The binding posts are labeled B-, B+, C-, C+. There are wires
coming out between the base and bulb for all 4 binding posts. Filament pins
have no connection to the binding posts. Grid pin also connects to the C+
binding post and the plate pin also connects to the B- binding post. There is a
wire to the C-, B+ posts but no clue where they go. I can see into the tube a bit
on one side and can see that it is a normal triode with 4 leads going through the press.


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CeCo Type AX



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CeCo P1 Pentode

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CeCo P5 Power Pentode

From the collection of John Walker

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CeCo P5 Power Pentode

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CeCo P5 Power Pentode

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CeCo Type A Brass Tube
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CeCo Type B


CeCo Type B


CeCo Type B

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CeCo 45 Metal Jacket Tube
John Martin TCA

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CeCo 26 Metal Jacket Tube
Made by Gold Seal in New Jersy
From the collection of Larry Daniel

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CeCo 26 Metal Jacket Tube
Made by Gold Seal in New Jersy
From the collection of Larry Daniel



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Providence Bulletin November 22nd, 1930

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The Capital Times
Madison Wisconsin
November 17, 1929

Radio Doings
August 1930

Radio News
January 1932

Radio News
July 1931

Talking Machine World
December 1928

Talking Machine World
December 1928

Talking Machine World
December 1928

Talking Machine World
December 1928

The Wilkes-Barre Record
January 23rd, 1930

Lincoln Evening Journal
Lincoln Nebraska
August 30, 1929

The Capital Times
October 2 1929

Radio Retailing
August 1930

Radio Retailing
August 1930

Harrisburg Telegraph
February 5, 1930

Providence Journal
June 13, 1929

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Providence Sunday Journal
May 25, 1930


CeCo Tubes & Boxes











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From the collection of
Mike Schultz

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CeCo after it was aquired
by Gold Seal.
From the collection of
Velious Pope

201A
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type A
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type A
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type AX
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type B
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type C
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type F
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type G
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type H
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type J-71-A
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type L10
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type L45
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type L50
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type M26
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type N27
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type R80
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type R81
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Special
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site


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Type L-15
From the collection of Larry Daniel

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Type DG
Gaseous Rectifier
From the collection of Bob Millard


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Type R-80
From the collection of Larry Daniel

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Type S27
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type RF22
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type K
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type J71
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type E
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type F12A
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type D
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type BX 199
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type AC PENTODE
From the collection of
Bill's Vintage Tube Site

Type J-71

Type F

Type P-5
From the collection of
Bob Millard

Type P-1
From the collection of
Bob Millard

Type A
Very Rare Red Base



Type 6A3
Very Rare Red Base



Type 6A3
Very Rare Red Base



Type 6A3
Very Rare Red Base



Type 6A3
Very Rare Red Base



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CeCo 199 Tube Boxes
From the collection of Velious Pope



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Tube Tester Meter Advertisment
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CeCo Radio Tube Catalog
50-01A
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Radio Engineering April, 1927

CeCo Type A Tube



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AC/DC Screen Grid Tubes



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AC/DC Screen Grid Tubes



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CeCo Denksgeeving Time 1929



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Ads and Articles

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CeCo Radio Retailing June 1929

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CeCo Radio Retailing June 1929

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CeCo Guarantee
1200 Eddy Street Plant
With Receiving Antenna on the Roof

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CeCo Guarantee

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CeCo Type A
Instruction Sheet
702 Eddy Street, 1928
With Receiving Antenna on the Roof

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CeCo Type A
Instruction Sheet
702 Eddy Street, 1928

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CeCo Type A
Instruction Sheet
702 Eddy Street, 1928
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CeCo Type A
Instruction Sheet
702 Eddy Street, 1928

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Radio Retailing May 1929

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Radio News, September 1927

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Radio Retailing July 1926

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Wilkes Barre Times Leader
October 24 1930

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Radio Broadcast, March 1929

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Radio News, July 1925

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Radio Doings, April 1923

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Popular Science December, 1928

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Radio Engineering November, 1927

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April 1927


Radio Retailing
April 1931

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Lebanon Daily News
August 21st 1929

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Radio News August, 1925

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Wireless Age February 1926

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October 1928
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June 23, 1929

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September 10, 1931

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October 24, 1930

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September 17, 1928

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October 31 1931

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September 17 1931

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July8th, 1929

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May 11th, 1928

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July8th, 1929

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May 11th, 1928

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February 1930


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November 11th 1929


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April 1930


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March 1930


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September 1930

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December 1925


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September 25, 1927


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November 6 1928


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October 28, 1929


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July 10, 1927


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CeCo Citation Tube Line


Photo from “Tube Collector” October, 2012
CeCo Citation Tube Line

In 1932 CeCo announced a line of superior tubes that cost more than your average tube. Their price was $4.00 each while RCA and Champion were cutting prices.

President of CeCo, Ernest Kauer stated
"Since profit is the goal of all business the CeCO Citation carries a list price that guarantees s satisfactory profit to retailers. It is now apparent that both retailers and manufacturers of radio tubes have been misled by the glamor for lower prices. Since this stampeded action has not demonstrated any corresponding increased volume in sales dealer shave been left high and dry with reduced volume and reduced prices". CeCo made their Citation tubes with an amber bulb. This was to distinguish them from other makes and to help the displaying of the product.

Some of the slogans used in the promotion of the Citation line were:

“Only recognized Master Workmen with skill and experience are employed”

"You pays your money and you takes your choice"

CITATION is a precision built radio tube — the result of diligent study upon the part of CeCo engineers. It represents a high degree of Quality and Uniformity of Characteristics not obtainable heretofore. In order to insure closer accuracy more precision high grade materials

CITATIONS are manufactured in a separate department in the CeCo factory. Only recognized Master Workmen with skill and experience are employed. No equipment, effort or time is spared that could add to the precision of CITATIONS.


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All ads and articles for the Citataion line are found in 1932 publications only.


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January 23, 1930



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PATENTS


US1846025
Stem Making Machine


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March 6, 1932



USD79456
Fountain Pen


US3228518
Packing For Frangible Articles


US2582818
Method Of
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Glass Ampoules


US2580658
Means For Forming
The Bottoms Of
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Or The Like


US2469681
Glass Tube
Bottoming Machine


US2400624
Starting Switch

WESTINGHOUSE LAMP CO. V. C.E. MFG. CO., INC.
NO. 261. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, D. RHODE ISLAND.
APRIL 20, 1929
In 1929 the Westinghouse Lamp Company sued CeCo for infringment on their patent number No. 1,180,264. Westinghouse claimed that CeCo has infringed and is infringing upon said patent in making its type A tube. CeCo won the law suit.6

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April 21, 1929



1 Ned Connors, Rhode Island State Archives

2 Old Timers Bulletin, Antique Wireless Society, "The Story Of CeCo and Triad Tubes"

3 Official Website of the City of Providence

4 CeCo Couriers Radio Program

5 Gold Sesl Buys CeCo Mfg. Compsny

6 Westinghouse v. CeCo Mfg. Company

7 Radio Digest Illistrated, November 1927

8 Radio Engineering, January 1930

9 1931 Providence Directory

10 1932 Providence Directory

11 Talking Machine World & Radio-Music Merchant, 1929