Motorola Model 6Y, 1938.  6 Tubes, Superheterodyne.  The Galvin Manufacturing company was incorporated in Chicago on September 25, 1928 and was initially located at 847 West Harrison Street.  In 1930,  Paul V. Galvin, President of Galvin Manufacturing trademarked the name Motorola as the trade name of its products.  The name Motorola suggested a fusion of "motion and sound," and was quite appropriate since they introduced the first truly affordable car radio in 1930.  In 1937 Motorola introduced a completely new line-up of home radios which they hoped would increase their market share.

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