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RE: Are all Ken Rad VT244s the same?

It might just be a matter of branding. GE gained ownership of the Owensboro KY Ken-Rad factory in 1945, but the branding continued with "Ken-Rad" markings until 1952. Maybe "GE" VT244 are being sold for less than "Ken-Rad"? I have seen "GE"-branded VT244 from as early as 1946, so maybe there could be a bargain to be had.

If you want to distinguish '40s from '50s 5U4G/VT244:

'40s Ken-Rad/GE 5U4G have transparent rectangular upper mica (view from the top)

'50s Ken-Rad/GE 5U4G have an opaque circular upper mica

In my experience, both are excellent!

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  • RE: Are all Ken Rad VT244s the same? - opalize 13:34:23 09/22/23 (0)


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