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SYLVANIA

    Sylvania started as Hygrade Sylvania Corporation when NILCO, Sylvania and Hygrade Lamp Company merged into one company in 1931. In 1939, Hygrade Sylvania started preliminary research on fluorescent technology, and later that year, introduced the first linear, or tubular, fluorescent lamp ever made. It was featured at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Sylvania was also a manufacturer of both vacuum tubes and transistors. In 1942, the company changed its name to Sylvania Electric Products Inc. In 1959, Sylvania Electronics merged with General Telephone to form General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) Through merger and aquisitions, the Company became a significant, but never dominating supplier of...

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