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Picture of the schematic attached to the inside of the PC-II amplifier Paris Corporation Guitar Amplifiers are one of the more obscure U...

Paris Corp Guitar Amplifiers

Picture of the schematic attached to the inside of the PC-II amplifier
Paris Corporation Guitar Amplifiers are one of the more obscure US-built brands of musical instrument gear that came about in the 1960s.

The amplifier is labelled with a date ending in "66" in a couple places and the last "issue" on the schematic is dated to "65" which leads me to believe this amplifier was built in 1966. The resistors and capacitors seem to be of good quality and the entire amp is wired point to point. The potentiometers are Mallory and their pot code is 235 which is confirmed by one of the pots having the word "Mallory" on it. The speaker is Oaktron with a speaker code of 918. The amp has two germanium transistors for the power section.

Paris Corporation was based out of 521 Bishop Street in the town of Salina, Kansas . According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's assessment of the property, "Facility operations included assembly and manufacturing of electronic consumer products" [Basin Report pg. 79]. It appears the company dissolved quietly as KDHE reports again "From 2002 to 2004, KDHE identified past property owners and operator; and also attempted to identify any potentially responsible parties, but none were identified. The corporate status of the Paris Corporation was listed as dissolved with no apparent successors" [KDHE]. The business name was forfeited in 1993 after a failure to file with the state [3].

The schematic has 4 names on it, 3 of which I was able to make out. They are Al Dillard, K Lindberg, and Fred M Berry. The final name is signed very ornately and the paper is damaged which makes it difficult to read. Albert Dillard is the only one out of the 3 that, so far, appears to still be living.

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