The RADIOMARELLI RV687 is a 17 inches B/w portable television with 4 programs keyboard selected and potentiometers tuning search.
The set here in collection is fabricated by ZANUSSI.
RADIOMARELLI (society of the group Magneti Marelli) has been
one of the most famous radio receivers industries: it was founded in 1891 as
Industria Elettromeccanica Italiana by ERCOLE MARELLI.
Radiomarelli was founded in 1929 from the Magneti Marelli company.
Between 1920 and 1930 there was a linkage from this Italian company and the American Bosch about the manufacturing of magnets and electrical parts for motor vehicles.
On 11.19.1930, the Magneti Marelli decided to start the radio production and the new company was named Radiomarelli.
The Radiomarelli project manager was Mr. B.A.Quintavalle and the first radio models, made in Italy, were inspired to the American Bosch models.
At that time, Radiomarelli and American Bosch were business partners.
The diagrams and the chassis of the first Radiomarelli models were similar to the ones of American Bosch models, the wood cabinets were a bit different.
The “Musagete” model has the same chassis of the A. Bosch mod. 48 and the wood cabinet was made in Italy but is very similar to the American model.
The “Coribante” model is the Italian version of the A. Bosch mod. 5.
The “Scrigno” model was the Italian version of the Bosch 200A & 200B models.
The chassis of the “Alauda” is very similar to the one of Bosch 402.From 1935 onwards Radiomarelli decided to create a more independent production.
And obviously DIED like all Italian Industry..........
But before, it was aquired from the conglomerate of ELCIT AND SEIMART which was a joint developed by GEPI a government special system invented to "save" industry with "some" difficulties (!!!)