The search for Magnavox history began in 1981. Scant records of the early days had been jeopardized by relocations, growth and reorganization through 80 years. A knowledge of Magnavox’s beginnings brings a realization of the impact that Magnavox accomplishments had on technology during that time period. The world of communications was abruptly advanced, more than once. Collecting, studying and writing the early history has produced a personal relationship with each of the personalities; those who are gone and those who remain. Another by-product of preparing this document was a feeling of inalienable pride in the perseverance, faith and standards established by the pathfinders. It is our intention and believe that the reader will derive the same.