I have to admit that when I saw this large advertisement for the Sarkes Tarzian company in Radio &
, I didn't recall ever having heard of the company. According to
, "Sarkes Tarzian
(1900-October 1987) was an American engineer, inventor, and broadcaster... He attended the University of
Pennsylvania and received an undergraduate degree in 1924 and a graduate degree in 1927. Tarzian worked
for the Atwater Kent
company and then for RCA... He founded the manufacturing company Sarkes Tarzian Enterprises in 1944, and
was involved in early experiments in VHF audio broadcasting in 1946. Tarzian was a member of the
. In 1949 he started television
station WTTV in Bloomington. He sold that station in 1978. The Sarkes Tarzian company was an important
manufacturer of radio and television equipment, television tuners, and components. Its FM radio
receivers helped to popularize the broadcast medium."
Sarkes Tarzian and His
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Sarkes Tarzian Silicon Rectifiers
"What a bright picture! Thanks, Mr. Serviceman, for rejuvenating our old TV set"
Rejuvenate old TV sets with the "Miraculous M-500" Sarkes
Tarzian Silicon Rectifier ...
Your customers will appreciate it ... See your distributor
or write for complete information.
Sarkes Tarzian Inc., Rectifier Division
N-1, 415 North College Ave., Bloomington, Indiana
In Canada: 700 Weston Rd., Toronto 9,
Tel. 2-7535. Export: Ad Auriema, Inc., New York City
Posted November 20, 2013