In 1967 Curtis Mathes built their own Components, & Much More
In 1967 Curtis Mathes built most of its own components, cabinets, speakers, transformer, coils, chassis, fly-backs, circuit boards, face masks,etc. This was done for several reasons. First, it gave much more control over the overall quality of the finished product since all theses parts are built to complement each other .... not just bought indiscriminate and assembled. This assured the customer of a perfectly matched unit. Secondly, by building all of these components, Curtis Mathes saved about 30% of their cost by not having to pay the manufactures' profit. This principle is carried through even to the building and printing of their own shipping cartons. Most of Curtis Mathes competitors in 1967 bought almost all of these parts, either form outside manufacturers or wholly owned manufacturing companies, both of which must operate at a profit, thereby increasing their cost. Curtis Mathes passed these savings on to their customers bring them better value and the rest was used for more ridged and extensive quality control …. assuring folks of the most dependable Home Entertainment instruments in America.
The Claymont, Model 54M384, Genuine Maple & Selected Hardwoods