1930

After the depression in the 1930's radio became a success in Finland. The number of licences to listen in was trebled and by the end of the decade there were 300 000 radio licences in our country.

Only one of the radio workshops in Salo continued manufacturing radios after the depression. After 1935, Nordell & Koskinen introduced a new radio model into the market every single year. Their sales kept on increasing.

The company manufactured mains and battery powered tube radios. At the end of the decade they began the production of super receivers. Nordell & Koskinen also made radio parts, variometer reels, condensers, transformers etc. The first radio of the brand Salora was made in 1937 and it was available both mains and battery powered. The brand name Salora meant that the factory operated in Salo and manufactured radios. As the 1930's went by Nordell & Koskinen gradually created a network of agents in the province to increase sales.


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Pekka 300 VK, 1931-34

More and more of the countryside received electricity in Finland in the 1930’s and radio buyers wanted to have mains powered receivers. Despite the depression Nordell & Koskinen started to design their own mains powered radio in the beginning of the year 1930.

Their first mains powered receiver was completed in the autumn of 1931. It was available both with an external loudspeaker (N&K 10 and Pekka 300 V) and with a built-in loudspeaker (N&K 20 and Pekka 300 VK). The vertical Pekka 300 VK cost 2400 Fmk. An advertisement claimed that “the radio has a pleasant appearance and great volume and you can listen to dozens of foreign stations with full loudspeaker volume”.


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SSK lehti-ilmoitus 24.3.1932
SSK lehti-ilmoitus 1.10.1932