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V-M Corporation, Supplier to Famous Name Brands

Many popular record players, phonographs and consoles made in the late 1940’s through mid 1970’s used V-M record changers. During the late 1950’s through early 1960’s, most record players and phonographs made in the United States contained V-M changers. The V-M changer was very durable, and flexible to be styled to the satisfaction of the purchasing manufacturer, while remaining essentially the same in terms of the functional mechanism. From a business standpoint, V-M Corporation was first and foremost an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Supplier.

Record Changer Customers

Famous (and not so well known) commercial customers and brand names that incorporated V-M changers at one time or another include (not a complete list):

Airline (Montgomery Ward)
Allied Radio
American Pipe & Steel Co.
Arvin
Audio Industries
Audiola
Bendix
Boetsch
Bulova
Burstein-Applebee
Capehart
Capitol Records
Carnegie Electric
CBS-Columbia
Central Electronics
Channel Master
Colonial Radio
Columbia Records
Comet Corporation
Commodore/TOK Electronics
Concord Electronics
Contempo
Cortron
Crosley
Curtis Mathes
Datom
Decca
Du Kane
DuMont
Dynavox
Elco
Electamatic Inc.
Electrohome
Electron Enterprise
Electronic Creations
Emerson
Esco Electronics
Esquire Radio
Fanon Electric
Gabrieloff
Gambles
Game Industries, Inc. (and EV/Game)
General Electric
Gramavox
Granco
Griffith Mfg. Co.
Guild
Hallicrafters
Harben Electronics Corp.
Harmon Kardon
Harold Dittenhoffers Company
Herold Radio
Hoffman
Karg Laboratories
Lee Electronics
Living Sound, Inc.
Lowell Wood
Magnavox
Magnus Kit
Major
McSliver
Mitchell
Modernophone
Morse
Motorola
Muntz TV
Musicpet of California
Nationwide Mfg. Ltd
Newcomb
Nutone
Olive-Myers-Spalti
Olson Electronics
Olympic
Pacific Mercury
Packard Bell
Penncrest (J.C. Penney)
Philco
Phonola
Radio Craftsmen
Radio Shack
Raytheon
RCA
Reno Handel
Setchell Carlson
Sherwood
Silvertone
Singer
Sonic Industries
Soundesign
Stromberg-Carlson
Symphonic
Traditional Reproductions
Trav-Ler Radio
Trylon Radio
T. J. Bender Co.
T.V. Mfg of America
Vanity Fair
Vidaire Electronics
Warwick
Waters-Conley
Wells-Gardner
Western Auto
Westinghouse
Wilshire
Whitley Radio
Zenith

...not to mention numerous changers and changer kits made for export around the world!

Tape Recorder Customers

V-M Corporation also supplied tape recorder decks to a number of manufacturers.  Consumer brand reel to reel customers included Admiral, Airline (Montgomery Wards), Capitol, Clairtone, Columbia, General Electric, Motorola, Nutone, Philco, RCA, Symphonic, and Wells Gardner to name a few.  In fact, the early Philco reel to reel tape recorders were manufactured entirely by V-M.  Numerous cassette deck customers bought the V-M cassette decks - mainly for institutional and specialty usage, some quite sophisticated!  A partial list of these include:

Advertel
American Seating
Audio Visual Devices
Avedex
Avco
Avid
Beltone
Benjamin Electronics
Bergen Labs
Creation Electronics
Creatron

Economy Co.
Educational Media
General Optron
Gulbransen Organ
Hamilton Electronics
Infonics
J.R. Electronics
Music & Sound Inc.
New Century Education Corporation
Nutone
Packard Bell

P&H Electronics
Scranton Industries
Singer Link
Source Data Automation
Sylvania
TCT Products
Terra Technology
Thomas Organ
U.S.R.&D.
Visual Educom

Therefore, almost all of the consumer market V-M cassette units that you will likely encounter will carry the “Voice of Music” brand.

 
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