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November 1, 2008

“Be prepared”

devadutta @ 9:12 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1225573955 ) Play

Which company(electronics) derives its name from 1?

1.

Hint:

Cracked by: nishansolo , mach101 , dheeraj , Ananth , Rahulk and Dinesh. Nice work!

Answer:

Motorola = Motor + Victrola

Motorola started off making car radios, so, a moving Victorola is Motorola!


35 Responses to ““Be prepared””

  1. priyananda

    1. Victrola

    JVC: Japanese Victor Corp.


  2. HMV


  3. amith

    HMV


  4. Chandrakant Nair

    RCA Victrola


  5. Ajay Parasuram
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    HMV – The dog’s Nipper (Victor Talking Machine Co.)


  6. It’s the Gramophone Company, which later went on to become HMV


  7. username
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    Victor Talking Machine Company

    http://www.oldcrank.com/collec.....i_open.jpg


  8. Anonymous

    Motorola

    1) Victorola

    Hint :- The Victor Talking Machine Company’s dog with the famous dog Nipper of His Master Voice

    The founders of Motorola (Gavin Brothers) initially planned to make car radios and hence the name was coined as Motorola was a portmanteau of “Victorola” and “Motor”


  9. nishansolo

    Motorola

    The picture is that of a Victrola, which was a line of phonographs with the turntable and amplifying horn tucked away inside a wooden cabinet. It was made by Victor Talking Machine Company, whose logo is the other picture.

    Motorola founders Paul Galvin and Joseph Galvin came up with the name Motorola when the company started manufacturing car radios in 1930. The name is a combination of Motor and Victrola.


  10. Mridul Kapoor

    The Gramophone Company ( now Electric and Musical Industries )


  11. mach101

    Motorola from Victrola


  12. madhur
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    Victor Talking Machine Company


  13. dheeraj

    motorola


  14. varuns88
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    Victor talking machine Co.


  15. panrod

    The Victor Talking Machine Company named after the bulky gramophones named Victrola.
    2. is the famous ‘Nipper’ HMV logo


  16. vinayprasad

    symphony..??


  17. Vijay Shankar V

    The first picture shows a Victrola made by the Victor Talking Machine company.

    My guess is that the company which derived its name from 1 is Radio Corporation of America which was initially called the Radio Victor Corporation of America.


  18. The Gramophone Company


  19. Goyal
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    The Gramaphone Company – HMV – RCA Records?


  20. Dibyo
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    You mean JVC?


  21. yaksha
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    The Gramophone Company Limited—->Electric and Musical Industries Limited

    hint:his master’s voice


  22. Ananth
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    Victrola, HMV…

    Motorola.


  23. Neeraj

    The Gramaphone co.


  24. 2 is the victor talking machine
    are you referring to JVC?


  25. Siddharth Jain
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    RCA


  26. Rahulk
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    Motorola

    1) Victorola

    2) Victor Talking Machine Company

    Motorola was concieved by the Gavin brothers as a portmanteau of “Victorola” and “Motor”


  27. Dinesh

    Motorola derived from name Victrola


  28. Rahulk
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    Hey the Anonymous guy in the top of the answer is me… I tried to give the answer from a cyber cafe but it seems to refuse to take my name …. I have to come to my workstation the next day to give the answer…


  29. @Rahulk: We trust you :)
    Post the correct answer with “Rahulk” now and we will give you your point.


  30. Dibyo
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    Wouldn’t JVC also fit the description?
    Victrola -> Victor -> Japan Victor Co. -> JVC

    It’s also electronic co. so it fits all clues.


  31. @Dibyo: 1 is a “Victrola” manufactured by Victor. 1 does not directly lead you to the “Victor” company.
    Thus JVC is not correct.


  32. Rahulk
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    @Devdutta : I did it already and done it legally … Its just that I have directed your attention that your site refused to recognize me in a cyber cafe (even I provided it the name)… But it recognized me when I did it from my workstation… Robots refusing the three laws of robots… Perhaps I should change my name to Paranoid Rahulk….


  33. @Rahulk: We don’s have any code on BB which differentiates between a cyber cafe and workstation. I suspect that the cyber cafe’s internet connection had issues which might have resulted in incomplete session setup.

    If you face the same problem again, do let us know and we will see what we can do about it.

    Thanks anyways. And of course, paranoia is good :)


  34. Rahulk
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    @ Devdutta

    I know there was some probs with the cafe\’s IC …. I was just joking … But somehow my joke got drowned amidst all this talks…

    Anyways I know you wont include any backend to differentiate between my workstation and the cafe…

    But one thing for sure…. BB rules… Absolutely… I fervently wait for your questions everyday… I was a late vistor to your website… Has been visiting it since June… Till October I was not able to crack even a single question while going through your archives…. But once I answered one question , I somehow manage to answer a lot more since then… Seriously good work put up by you guys… Kudos to you….


  35. @Rahulk: I guessed it was a joke, but real paranoia made me play safe :)

    Thanks for your positive feedback on BB. We are glad that you like the site!

    If you had started answering in August, you could have won yourself a t-shirt!

    Keep visiting :)


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