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1960s. Mohican amateur bands receiver. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1960s. Model DX-40U. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
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May 1960. Decade Capacitor Box DC-1 and Oscilloscope OS-1.
December 1960.
March 1962.

Electronic kits supplied and produced by Daystrom of Gloucester

1912 The Heath Company was originally founded as an aircraft company in the USA

1926 Sold a light aircraft, the Heath Parasol, in kit form.

1931 Heath died during a 1931 test flight

1954 Heath was bought by Daystrom Company, a management holding company that also owned several other electronics companies.

1962 Daystrom was absorbed by oilfield service company Schlumberger

1979 Zenith Radio Co bought Heath Company from Schlumberger

1992, Heath announced that it was closing out its kits and leaving the business after 45 years


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