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hudsonhornet
08-14-2017, 04:23 PM
Check out the story of a Motorola console delivered battered and broken by rough freight handling in this Santa Fe railway training film. Circa early 50s, it briefly features a showroom displaying a large Hoffman banner, then some nice footage of the Motorola plant at about the 3:40 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o57clH-Wzk

Enjoy!

dieseljeep
08-15-2017, 10:50 AM
Check out the story of a Motorola console delivered battered and broken by rough freight handling in this Santa Fe railway training film. Circa early 50s, it briefly features a showroom displaying a large Hoffman banner, then some nice footage of the Motorola plant at about the 3:40 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o57clH-Wzk

Enjoy!
Probably the Augusta Blvd plant. Looks like a 1954 model.
The good old days when there was probably "0" unimployment in Chicago! :thmbsp:

Eric H
08-15-2017, 03:05 PM
2:36, UPS delivers their new TV.:lmao: https://youtu.be/6o57clH-Wzk?t=155

dieseljeep
08-16-2017, 12:33 PM
Probably the Augusta Blvd plant. Looks like a 1954 model.
The good old days when there was probably "0" unimployment in Chicago! :thmbsp:

Can you imagine how many TV's and electronic items were made in Chicago, through the years!
Also, the non-Chicago makes sold there, Philco, RCA, Emerson etc. :scratch2:

DavGoodlin
08-16-2017, 02:57 PM
Zenith, Magnavox, Admiral, Motorola and all the others all came by train to the big distributors in eastern PA. Allentown, Harrisburg and Philadelphia were train hubs on the way to the coast, so they had lots of traffic

DavGoodlin
08-16-2017, 03:01 PM
Chicago was #1 for quality consumer electronics more than anywhere else. and we were lucky to have them coming into the big distributors here.

Philco, Sylvania, GE and RCA did not have too come far, so they likely just came on trucks.

Now Pennsylvania is only #1 for huge warehouses built on farmland and container-pulling semi trucks clogging the outdated highways and local roads these days - progress :(