This ad for Connecticut Telephone &
Electric Division appeared in the January 1945 edition of Radio News. The
company, as the name suggests, manufactured communications equipment, but as the
name does not necessarily suggest, it also made radios and accessories. The
Radio Museum website has a collection of photos and specifications about some
of the equipment, such as the
Vacuum Tube Detector
Set Type DT-3 and
single-tube receiver. Connecticut Telephone & Electric Division began operations
at the dawn of the wireless communications age and produced a lot of materiel for
the armed forces in World War II. Some of the vintage
Connecticut Telephone & Electric Division components appear occasionally
Connecticut Telephone & Electric Division Ad
... Hardly had man learned to fly than he
began to feel the urgency of the need to communicate between ground and plane.
Radio headsets are one of C. T. & E. Division's contributions to aviation
communications in World War II.
One of the first successful attempts in such two-way contact was accomplished
with equipment designed and manufactured by Connecticut Telephone & Electric.
Since the early days of the telephone, our people have been identified with progress
in communications. Today the principles of communications have applications of the
greatest importance to industry, in connection with product development and production
Our developmental engineers also have much to offer to industrial executives
seeking to produce a better product at lower cost. If our engineering and production
facilities might tie in with your plans, we shall be happy indeed to talk with you.
Connecticut Telephone & Electric Division
Great American Industries, Inc.
Telephonic Systems. Signaling Equipment. Electronics Devices. Electrical Equipment.
Hospital and School communications and Signaling Systems. Ignition systems.
Posted April 10, 2020
(updated from original post on 11/18/2014)