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    Dyna font styles over time

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    howlin' hoosier

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    Dyna font styles over time

    Post by howlin' hoosier on Tue May 14, 2013 11:56 am

    When did Dyna start using the "modern" looking logo on their gear? I assume it came along in the 60s when many companies modernized their logos, but is there a specific date when it first appeared?

    GP49

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    Re: Dyna font styles over time

    Post by GP49 on Tue May 14, 2013 12:42 pm

    First units that used it, if I recall correctly, were the PAT-4 and Stereo 120. 1966, best guess.

    There were some early promotional illustrations of the Stereo 120 that showed it with a label on its
    cage, with the old "dynakit" script as on the original Stereo 70. These may have been sent out only
    to dealers, with advance publicity about the new models.

    There was a third style logo: block lettering as used on the Mark II and on the labels on Dynaco transformers.
    You can see it on the Dynakit Mark II construction manual, linked elsewhere on this forum.

    howlin' hoosier

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    Re: Dyna font styles over time

    Post by howlin' hoosier on Tue May 14, 2013 10:43 pm

    I've got a MK II with that early block lettering - forgot about that one...

    GP49

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    Re: Dyna font styles over time

    Post by GP49 on Tue May 14, 2013 10:55 pm

    I have one of those logos, too...remember that my daily users are modified Mark IIs, with all the work done inside. Outside they look like old, ratty Mark IIs. One of them, the rattier one, is missing its sticker on the cage. The other still has it.


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    j beede

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    Re: Dyna font styles over time

    Post by j beede on Tue May 14, 2013 11:27 pm

    Have you checked the old Radio Shack catalogs? I don't know when Radio Shack/Allied stop selling Dynaco. Always interesting to check prices from "back in the day".

    www.radioshackcatalogs.com

    hawaii.ken

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    Re: Dyna font styles over time

    Post by hawaii.ken on Tue May 14, 2013 11:42 pm

    j beede wrote:Have you checked the old Radio Shack catalogs? I don't know when Radio Shack/Allied stop selling Dynaco. Always interesting to check prices from "back in the day".

    www.radioshackcatalogs.com
    Thanks for the link!

    hawaii.ken

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    Re: Dyna font styles over time

    Post by hawaii.ken on Wed May 15, 2013 12:11 am

    GP49 wrote:I have one of those logos, too...remember that my daily users are modified Mark IIs, with all the work done inside. Outside they look like old, ratty Mark IIs. One of them, the rattier one, is missing its DYNACO sticker on the cage.
    Hey, I have a pair of those too! Even missing one of the "DYNAKIT" labels.

    I've been debating whether to leave them ratty looking or to give them new chassis.

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