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Benjamin Abrams

Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corporation

1922 - 1966

Computers & Electronics

1920 b. 1893
Born-Died1893 - 1967
Era - 1920

Along with his brother, Abrams developed the first radio-phonograph combination, which was introduced in 1924. Emerson went on to launch a number of additional “firsts” including a clock radio, a self-powered portable radio, and a midget transistor radio. By 1965, the corporation owned 20 subsidiaries and manufactured more than 100 products, including television sets, radios, air conditioners and tape recorders.