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Toshiba is a major Japanese company.

Tōkyō Shibaura Denki K.K. (東京芝浦電気㈱) resulted in 1939 from the merge of Tōkyō Denki (東京電気) and Shibaura Seisakusho (芝浦製作所). It became K.K. Tōshiba (㈱東芝), translated as Toshiba Corporation, in 1978. The Toshiba company is currently making consumer digital cameras and industrial video cameras.

Mazda products Edit

Tōkyō Denki and later Tōkyō Shibaura Denki used the Mazda (マツダ) brand on various products:

  • Mazda flash bulbs;
  • Mazda filters, advertised in 1939;[1]
  • Mazda exposure meter, advertised in 1938 as the first Japanese electric meter.[2]

Toshiba cameras Edit

  • Toshiba PDR-M25
  • Toshiba PDR 3300

Notes Edit

  1. Advertisement on p.26 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, reproduced on p.60 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  2. Catalogue by Asanuma Shōkai dated July 1938, p.11.

Bibliography Edit

  • Asanuma Shōkai. Cameras and other apparatus and materials. Catalogue dated July 1938. P.10. Document partly reproduced in this Flickr album by Rebollo_fr.
  • Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin (日本写真興業通信). Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku (百号ごと十回の記録, Ten records, every hundred issues). Tokyo: Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin Sha (日本写真興業通信社), 1967. No ISBN number. Advertisements on pp.54 and 60, corresponding to pp.20 and 26 of the December 15, 1939 issue.

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