Panasonic and Matsushita Electric

The brand Panasonic was created by Matsushita in 1955 for the US, Canada and Mexico because the National brand was already registered by others The Panasonic brand was created from the elements “pan” meaning “all” combined with “sonic” meaning “sound”, because it was first used for audio equipment.

Panasonic and Matsushita Electric

Panasonic radio receivers

1918 – Matsushita Electric Factory was founded
1927 – National brand name was introduced
1931 – Production of radios began

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. – Panasonic – Wikipedia

It was founded by Konosuke Matsushita in 1918, with its first product being a duplex lamp socket. In 1927, it produced a bicycle lamp, the first product it marketed under the brand name National.

8-in-1 Multifunction Communication Center - Panasonic

8-in-1 Multifunction Communication Center

Not only does the KX-MB2061 include standard printing, color scanning, copying, and fax capabilities; it also includes a built-in digital answering system and DECT 6.0 cordless telephone system with corded handset, which is expandable up to 6 handsets.

Grundig AG – Consumer Electronics

Grundig AG is a German manufacturer of consumer electronics for home entertainment. Max Grundig established the company in Nuremberg in 1945, shortly after World War II.

Grundig AG – Consumer Electronics

The history of the company began in 1930 with the establishment of a store named Fuerth, Grundig & Wurzer (RVF), which sold radios. After World War II Max Grundig recognized the need in Germany for radios and in 1947 produced a kit, while a factory and administration centre were under construction at Fürth.

Grundig Tonbandkoffer TK 42 – 1962

Grundig Tonbandkoffer TK 42 - 1962

Grundig History

“1952: On the 25th of December, the first television channel starts up in Germany. This means that television receivers also have to be produced. After intensive research, Grundig launches the FS 080 onto the market.

In the same year the first portable tape recorder Reporter 500 L is created. Technical data: speed 19 cm/sec, frequency conversion 50 Hz to 10 kHz, built-in amplifier and speaker.”

Grundig AG – Wikipedia

The Satellit 750’s line-in socket allows you to connect an MP3 player for even more listening options, while the line-out socket allows you to transfer broadcasts to another device. The LCD display also offers a clock and two alarm timers.

Grundig Satellit 750-Setting the Shortwave Standard

Grundig Satellit 750—Setting the Shortwave Standard

Epson – Office Automation Computing

Seiko Epson Corporation, commonly known as Epson, is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer printers, and information and imaging related equipment. – Wikipedia

Epson – Office Automation Computing

Computers and peripherals, including PCs, printers, scanners and projectors.

Epson P-6000 Multimedia Photo Viewer

The Epson P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer is the ultimate device to view, edit and print JPEG or RAW images without using a PC/Mac. Engineered for the professional and advanced amateur photographer, the Epson P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer features an 80GB hard drive and a high quality Epson Photo Fine Premia 4-inch LCD screen”

Epson - Office Automation Computing

Epson History

May 1942 – Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) is established.

Sep. 1968 – The EP-101, the world’s first miniprinter, is launched.