History

History of Radio City Products (RC) Vintage Test Equipment
I have no personal knowledge of the history of Radio City Products (RCP).  What I have learned about RCP is through magazines and webpages located on the web.

According to one of their undated catalogs that I have, they state:

The names DEPENDABLE and RADIO CITY on testing equipment are more than commercial trade marks.  They are the embodiment of radio engineering at its unchallenged best--circuits and methods that are afterwards adopted by other equipment manufacturers; of craftsmanship that assures long, uninterrupted life--of quality that is far in excess of the price you pay.
 
In the October 1932 issue of Radio Engineering, on page 28 (see image below), there is an article of the Multidapter, which combines many tube adapters in one.  Made by Radio City Products Co., located at 48 West Broadway, New York.

In the April 1933 issue of Radio Craft, on page 660, there is an article by Milton Reiner, Chief Engineer of Radio City Products Co, titled "Constructing A Simple Modern Tube Tester".

In the May 1933 issue of Radio Craft, on page 664, there is an article by Milton Reiner, Chief Engineer of Radio City Products Co, titled "The Multitester—A Volt-Ohmmeter and Millammeter".

In the June 1934 issue of Radio Engineering, on page 28 (see image below), there is an article of the New "DEPENDABLE" Switches.  Made by Radio City Products Co., located at 48 West Broadway, New York, N.Y.

In the September 1934 issue of Radio Engineering, on page 36, Radio City Products Co., located at 48 West Broadway, New York, N. Y., are listed as manufacturers of Radio Testing Equipment.

In the April 1935 issue of Radio News and Short Wave Radio, on page 652 (see image below), there is an ad for the New Dependable "RCP" Multitester, Model 403-A, and tells of the new 501 "RCP" Analyzer Unit.  Made by Radio City Products Co., 28-30 W. Broodway (I think it should have been Broadway), N. Y.

In the May 1935 issue of Radio News and Short Wave Radio, on page 717 (see image below), there is an ad for Dependable Meters (Panel Meters).  Made by Radio City Products Co., 28-30 W. Broadway, New York, N. Y.
Dependable Meters


In the October 1935 issue of Radio News and Short Wave Radio, on page 253 (see image below), there is an ad for  New "Dependable" Tube Tester and Set Tester, model 305.  Made by Radio City Products Co., 28-30 West Broadway, New York.


In the October 1935 issue of Radio Engineering, on page 31, Radio City Products Co., 28 W. Broadway, N. Y. C., is listed as manufacturers of meters and testing instruments.

In the October 1935 issue of Radio Today, on page 50, it shows that Radio City Products Co., Inc., located at 88 Park Place,
New York, N. Y., made knobs.  On pages 55 and 56, Dependable, also called Radio City Products Co., Inc., made precision resistors.  On page 61, Dependable, also called Radio City Products Co., Inc., made test equipment switches and wave change (receiver).  On pages 62 and 63, Dependable, also called Radio City Products Co., Inc., made adapters, audio oscillators, cathode-ray oscillographs, condenser testers, multi-meters, and tube testers.

In the November 1935 issue of Radio Engineering, on page 34, Radio City Products Co., 28 W. Broadway, N. Y. C., is listed as manufacturers of meters and testing instruments.

In the December 1935 issue of Radio Today, on page 31, Dependable and Radio City Products, are listed as manufacturers of Multi-meters and Tube Testers.  Located at 88 Park Place, New York, N. Y. C.

In the December 1938 issue of Radio Today, on page 23 (see image below), there is an article for Multi-tester Model 409A.  Made by Radio City Products Co., located at 88 Park Place, New York, N. Y.

In the July 1940 issue of Radio Today, on page 42 (see image below), there is an article for Radio City Multi-tester Model 414.  Made by Radio City Products, located at 88 Park Place, New York, N. Y.

In the 1940 Broadcasting Yearbook, on page 322, it lists Radio City Products Co., Inc. as manufacturers of Tube Testers, D.C. Vacuum Tube Voltmeter, Ohmmeters, Oscillators, Combination Volt-Ohm-Milliameters.  Manage is M. Reiner, phone number Cortland 7-5654, at 88 Park Place, New York.

In the April 1941 issue of Radio Today, on page 33 (see image below), there is an article for RCP VTVM Model 661; on page 46, there is an article stating that Milton Reiner, president of Radio City Products Corp., 88 Park Place, New York City, has "appointed the Herb Erickson Co., to represent the RCP's line of radio and electrical test equipment for Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and eastern Tennessee."

In the September 1942 issue of Radio News, on page 21, there is an article for RCP VTVM Model 666; on page 55 (see image below), there is an ad for the RCP 423 Volt-Ohm-Milliammeter.  Made by Radio City Products Company, Inc., 127 West 26th Street, New York City.

In the November 1955 issue of TELE-TECH & Electronic Industries, on page 28, states "Milton Reiner has awarded a construction contract for an additional building to adjoin three others at Easton, Pa., in the RCP-Reiner Electronics group.  The fourth bldg. will be leased to Reiner Electronics Co., and will be used for finishing operations in its metal working division."

In 1956, Tenth Edition book, Industrial Research Laboratories of the United States, on page 390, Radio City Products Company, Inc., located on Centre and Glendale Streets, Easton, PA; has Milton Reiner as president, Robert E. Ricketts as Director of Research and Technical Personnel Directory, seven engineers, four other technical personnel, and one addition person.  Research activities includes: Industrial, television, and radio electronic test equipment; electronic direction finders; cathode-ray indicators for radar and sonar; radio receivers; and transistorized electronic devices.

In 1959, a VOSSBRUCH v. REINER ELECTRONICS CO., INC. case, it lists Reiner Electronics Co., Inc., & Radio City Products Co., as the defendant.

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