QUESTION: RCA Victor was the company behind Nipper - the famous dog who is depicted staring into the horn of a Victrola. What is the name of Nipper's puppy companion?
As the American Treasure Tour blog continues to celebrate the new addition of classic radios to our Music Room collection, we are going to focus today on the RCA Victor Company. Truly one of the great names in the distribution of recorded music of the twentieth century, the Victor Talking Machine Company was established by Eldridge Johnson in Camden, New Jersey in 1901. Johnson was a shrewd businessman and sold his company to the Radio Corporation of America - better known as RCA - in 1929, requiring the sale to be made in cash. When the stock market crash of October 29th happened, he found himself in a very secure position. But RCA Victor was not in any great danger of bankruptcy because of the Great Depression. Not really. Music is and always has been a great comfort for people, and they continued to enjoy it as much as possible. RCA sold phonographs, albums, and radios.
The RCA Victor radio will discuss today is the model 16T2, dating to early 1940. It was considered top of the line, advertising some pretty amazing technology at the time, notably an Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS loudspeaker. The receiver offered access to all nearby AM transmissions, but it did need six vacuum tubes to achieve this. The wooden case is of exceptional style, and quite a looker.
ANSWER: A). Chipper. He became part of the RCA family in 1991, to add that special, adorable flavor. Chipper is supposed to be Nipper's son.