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Supreme Sales Aids
Ad for
1933 Promotional Aids


1931 Radio Magazine Ad
1931 Radio Magazine Ad


1931 Service Manual Ad
1931 Service Manual Ad


1934 Have I Got A Deal For You ad
1934 Ad


1938 Sales Sticker
1938 Sales Sticker


Supreme Warranty Card

Supreme Warranty Card
1930s Warranty Cards


1939 Card
1939 Warranty Card


S.I.C. Easy Terms
Supreme Easy Terms
and Price Lists


ICS Voucher
1932 Voucher For
Supreme Instruments


Repair Tag
1937 Repair Tag


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Supreme Instruments

Supreme Instruments Catalogs, Flyers,
Advertisements, Signs, and Literature.

Here are some of the catalogs, sales flyers, advertisements and other Supreme related publications I have in my collection.

1929 Supreme Radio Service Sign
1929 In store Supreme Radio Service Counter-top Sign 13¼"x10½"

Supreme 400B Radio Diagnometer Sales Literature
1929 400B Sales Flyer
400B
Sales Flyer

Supreme League Brochure 1929 Supreme League Brochure
This Supreme League 6 page brochure describes the advantages for radio servicemen of membership in the Supreme League and offers Supreme cuts and ad slicks for direct advertising.

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1930 Supreme Instruments Catalog 1930 Supreme Catalog
This Supreme 12 page sales catalog contains pictures and descriptions
of the following testers offered in March, 1930:

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1930 Order Form

1932 Sales Brochure 1932 Sales Brochure
This Supreme 4 page brochure contains pictures and descriptions
of the following testers offered in 1932:

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Win a New Supreme AAA-1 Diagnometer Supreme AAA-1 Contest

This Supreme brochure contains 1931 entry rules for winning a free Supreme AAA-1 Diagnometer.

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1932 Flyer 1932 Sales Brochure
This 1932 Supreme brochure contains pictures and descriptions
of the following oscillators and tube testers :
Model 70 Oscillator
Model 20 Output-Ohmmeter
Model 60 Oscillator,
Model 40 Tube Tester,

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1933 Catalog 1933 Supreme Catalog
This Supreme sales catalog contains pictures and descriptions
of many instruments and kits offered in 1933 including:
Supreme AAA-1 Diagnometer,
Model 90 and 56 Set Analyzers,
Model 66 TUBE-O-METER,
Model 18 Counter Tube Tester, Model 40 Tube Tester,
Model 60 and Model 70 Oscillator,
Meters - Model 75, Model 44, Model 33
Model 57 Bridge, Model 88 Capicator Tester,
Model 77, Model 62,
One Meter Diagnometer Combination,
Supreme Kits: 56, 88, 77, 33, 44, 57, 62, 75
and the Supreme Multi-Meter Kit
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1934 Flyer 1934 Supreme sales flyer

This Supreme sales flyer contains pictures and descriptions of seven testing instruments offered in 1934 including the following:
Model 333 Analyzer, Master Diagnometer, Model 444 Five Unit Radio Tester, Model 45 Tube Tester, Model 91 Analyzer, Model 55 Tube Tester,
and the Model 222 Multometer.

1935 Sales Flyer Supreme Instruments 1935 Sales Flyer
1935 flyer contains descriptions and drawings of the Supreme tube testers available in 1935. The testers include the Model 85 counter top and Model 85 portable tube testers, and the Supreme Model 35 tube tester. View Entire Sales Flyer

Fan Meter In 1935 Supreme announced the use of the new "d'Arsonval" fan-shaped meter (seen at right) with "a more consistant and lasting accuracy" and provides "a more scientific and professional appearance".

1935 Catalog Supreme Instruments 1935 product catalog
1935 catalog contains descriptions and several full page photos of Supreme testers available in 1935. Some of the models include the 85 series tube testers, the 91 Analyzer, the Supreme Standard Diagnometer, the Model 35 Tube Tester, the Model 61 Oscillator and Model 180 Signal Generator, and more.

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1936 Catalog Cover Supreme Instruments 1936 product catalog
1936 catalog contains descriptions and several full page photos of Supreme testers available in 1936. Some of the models include the 89 series tube testers, the 385 and 339 analyzers, the supreme 189 signal generator, and the model 391 P.A. Analyzer.
Back Cover View Entire Catalog

Side Note: I find it interesting that there is no contact information in this catalog, no address or phone, only a telegraph code word.

Supreme 1936 Jobbers Catalog
  • Page 1 - 385 Automatic Tester
  • Page 2 - 89 De Luxe Tube Tester, 339 De Luxe Analyzer
  • Page 3 - 89 Counter Tube Tester, 89 Standard, 339 Standard Analyzer
  • Page 4 - 391 P.A. Analyzer, 189 Generator, 310 Meter Kit
1936 Jobbers Catalog

Supreme 1936 Sales Sheet (PDF File)
  • 89 De Luxe Tube Tester
  • 339 De Luxe Analyzer
  • 89 Standard Tube Tester
  • 385 Automatic Tester
  • 391 P.A. Analyzer
  • 339 Standard Analyzer
  • 189 Signal Generator
1936 Flier

The Supreme 1937 Repair Booklet
This is a Supreme Serviceman's repair booklet. Service tickets had many frequently found problems listed along with a checklist for tubes tested.
A typical repair was $1.00 plus parts.
1937 Repair Booklet
Thanks to Jim at VacuumTubesInc.com

Supreme Sales Catalog Pages 1938-1939 Models
  • Page 1 - 501 & 502 Tube Testers, 580 Deluxe Signal Generator
  • Page 2 - 535 & 546 Oscilloscopes, 529 Frequency Modulator
  • Page 3 - 541 Set Tester, 551 Analyzer, 570 Signal Generator
  • Page 4 - 550 Analyzer, 500 Automatic, 585 Diagnometer
1937-1939 Catalog

1938 Catalog Cover
Supreme Instruments 1938 product catalog
24 page 1938 catalog contains descriptions and several full page photos of Supreme testers available in 1938. Models included:
  • 585 Diagnometer
  • 500 Automatic
  • 550 Radio Tester
  • 580 Signal Generator
  • 555 Diagnomoscope
  • 545 Cathoray Oscilloscope
  • 570 Signal Generator
  • 505 Tube Tester
  • 590 Multimeter
  • 540 Radio Tester
  • Supreme 400 Tube Tester
  • Supreme 450 Set Tester
  • Supreme 490 Multimeter
  • Supreme 575 Decade Box/510 Meter Kit
View Entire 1938 Catalog

Supreme 1940 Sales Catalog
  • Page 1 - 592 Set Tester & 593 Analyzer
  • Page 2 - 503 Tube Tester
  • Page 3 - 504 Tube and Set Tester
  • Page 4 - Vedolyzer
  • Page 5 - 561 A.F. and R.F. Metered Oscillator
  • Page 6 - 562 Audolyzer
  • Page 7 - 571 Signal Generator, 542 Meter
  • Page 8 - 582A Signal Generator, 546 Oscilloscope
  • Cover Letter - Catalog Cover Letter
1940 Catalog

1941 Catalog

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(Adobe pdf file)
Supreme Instruments 1941 product catalog
12 pages
Models included:
  • Vedolyzer
  • 562 Audolyzer
  • 561 A.F. and R.F. Metered Oscillator
  • 546 3" Oscilloscope
  • 571 Oscillator
  • 504-A Tube Tester
  • 592 Speed Tester
  • 549 Electronic Voltmeter
  • 542 Multimeter
  • 543 Multimeter
  • 589 Tube and Battery Tester
  • 589 Tube and Set Tester

1945 Catalog

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(Adobe pdf file)
Supreme Instruments 1945 war time product catalog
11 pages and Price List
The 1945 catalog contains descriptions and photos of Supreme Test Equipment and Panel Meters available during 1945. The price list includes instructions for war time purchase approval and expected lead times for delivery.
Models included:
  • 504A Tube and Set Tester
  • 571 Oscillator
  • 589 Tube and Battery Tester
  • 561 Oscillator
  • 546 3" Oscilloscope
  • 563 Beat Frequency Audio Generator
  • 562 Audolyzer
  • 542 Multimeter
  • 543 Multimeter
  • 592 Speed Tester
  • 1945 War Time Price List

1946 Catalog

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Supreme Instruments 1946 product catalog
24 pages and Price List
The 1946 catalog contains descriptions and photos of Supreme Test Equipment and Panel Meters available in 1946.
Models included:
  • 569 Tube Tester
  • 504-B Tube and Set Tester
  • 576 Oscillator
  • 589-A Tube and Battery Tester
  • 599-A Tube and Set Tester
  • 561 A.F. and R.F. Oscillator
  • 546-A Oscilloscope
  • 564 5" Oscilloscope
  • 563 Audio Generator
  • 562 Audolyzer
  • 592 Speed Tester
  • 574 Electronic Set Tester
  • 542 Multi-Meter
  • 543 Multi-Meter
  • 565 Vacuum Tube Voltmeter
  • Supreme Minimeters
  • Supreme Panel Meters
  • Supreme Representatives

1947 Catalog

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(Adobe pdf file)
Supreme Instruments 1947 product catalog
24 pages and Price List
The 1947 catalog contains descriptions and photos of Supreme Test Equipment and Panel Meters available in 1947.
Models included:
  • 569 Tube Tester
  • 504-B Tube and Set Tester
  • 599-A Tube and Set Tester
  • 589-A Tube and Battery Tester
  • 599-A Tube and Set Tester
  • 589-A Tube and Battery Tester
  • 576 Oscillator
  • 561 A.F. and R.F. Oscillator
  • 562 Audolyzer (Signal Tracer)
  • 546 Oscilloscope
  • 546-A 3" Oscilloscope
  • 552 5" Oscilloscope
  • 548 Multi-Meter
  • 584 Multi-Meter
  • 567 Speed Set Tester
  • 592 Push Button Set Tester
  • 574 Electronic Set Tester
  • 563 Audio Generator
  • 542 Multi-Meter
  • Supreme Minimeters
  • 542 Multi-Meter
  • 543 Multi-Meter
  • Supreme Panel Meters
  • Supreme Representatives

Catalog #848

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(Adobe pdf file)
Supreme Instruments #848 product catalog (Not Dated)
24 pages and Price List
The #848 catalog contains descriptions and photos of Supreme Radio and TV Test Equipment and Panel Meters.
Models included:
  • 600 Tube Tester
  • 616 Tube and Battery Tester
  • 504-B Tube and Set Tester
  • 589-A Tube and Battery Tester
  • 620 Dynamic Tube Tester
  • 544 Deluxe Set Tester
  • 632 Multi-Meter
  • 574 Set Tester
  • 592 Set Tester
  • 542 Multi-Meter
  • Supreme Minimeters
  • 640 Multi-Meter
  • 543 Multi-Meter
  • 666 Signal Generator
  • 670 Signal Generator
  • 661 Oscillator
  • 680 Audio Generator
  • 688 Audolyzer (Signal Tracer)
  • 660 Oscilloscope
  • 655 Oscilloscope
  • 650 Oscilloscope
  • Panel Meters
  • Supreme Price List

Supreme Instruments Radio Service Shop Brochure

Supreme Radio Service Shop Brochure
This brochure shows the features, options, deminsions and different configurations of the Supreme Test Bench and the Supreme Diagnomoscope Bench. It is not dated but shows labrotory bench configruations using the 500 series Supreme test equipment available around 1938.

Tube-O-Meter Supreme Tube-O-Meter
Ad for the Supreme Model 66 "Tube-O-Meter", a modern visible tube testing display for dealers.
"The silent Tube-Salesman"
Tube-O-Meter Catalog Ad

Supreme Kits
Build it yourself
Supreme Kits
Supreme offered some models in their catalogs in kit form:

Supreme Technical Sales Flyers & Manuals
In the 1930s Supreme published technical flyers to help sell their equipment to the radio repairman. These publications were several pages and gave an in depth look at a particular tester and the advantages of using it for troubleshooting equipment.
Supreme 85 Tube Testers (20 page 5.3MB Adobe PDF File)
Supreme 89 and 89D Tube Testers (16 page Adobe PDF File)
Supreme 339 DeLux Technical Manual (12 page Adobe PDF File)
Supreme 385 Technical Manual (12 page Adobe PDF File)

The flyer pictured at left, describes the advantages of the Model 391 P.A. Analyzer to theatre owners for testing their "Talkie Systems".
Supreme 391 P.A. Analyzer
(12 page Adobe PDF File)

Manual A Supreme Manual "A"

In 1937 Supreme published this design manual of Tube and Radio Testing Circuits.
It is written by Supreme Service Engineer Samuel C. Milbourne. The manual is 60 pages and covers circuit designs used in the 500 series tube testers, the 585 Diagnometer, the 590 multimeter, the 595 P.A. Tester, models 400 and 450 testers, and the 490 multimeter.


Note: Due to the file size (60+ pages, over 10 MB) it is not available here for download. If you would like to download a copy, please contact me.

Free Point System Disk Free Reference Point System Disk
During the 1930's, Supreme supplied a Free Reference Point System Disk with many of their testers and radio analyzers. The disk allowed easy identification of which tube pin jacks on the tester to use by rotating the inner wheel to the tube number under test

More about Supreme's
Free Reference Point Testing System
1935 catalog description of system and disk.
See more of my cardboard calculators here.

Perk-Ups Service Publication June 1947

Supreme Instruments Perk-Ups Service Publication
Vol. 1, No. 1

Starting in 1947 Perk-Ups was printed bi-monthly for Supreme Representatives and service men. This first issue contains service tips for Supreme equipment, a list of field service contacts, new tube settings, and information on modifying tube checkers.

The front cover shows a photo of the new Supreme Model 569 Tube Tester.

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Perk-Ups Service Publication August 1947

Supreme Instruments Perk-Ups Service Publication
Vol. 1, No. 2

Printed bi-monthly for Supreme Representatives and service men. This second issue contains service tips for Supreme equipment, tube data updates, quips, and sales suggestions.
Also in this second issue:
Supreme re-introduces it's "S.I.C. Easy Terms" payment plan.
On the front cover is a photo of what I can only assume is a typical radio repair man of the day in his standard uniform.

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Perk-Ups Service Publication December 1947

Supreme Instruments Perk-Ups Service Publication
Vol. 1, No. 3

This third issue contains more tips for radio servicemen, quips, sales suggestions, and a list of Supreme equipment field service stations.

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1949 Bulletin 1949 Test Equipment Bulletin

Supreme Instruments Test Equipment Bulletin

Information on special meters, the 599A tester, company news, additional tube settings for charts 4965-482, and more. Also internal photo of meter movement of the 640 and 644 set testers.

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1950 Bulletin 1950 Test Equipment Bulletin

Supreme Instruments Test Equipment Bulletin

Information on new radio and television test equipment, company news and additional tube settings for charts 4965 and 9600. Also several photos including a 1950 Supreme Radio/TV test bench.

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1950 Supreme Radio/TV test bench photo

More Supreme Test Equipment Bulletins: (Adobe PDF Files)

Supreme Printer's Block Supreme Printer's Block

A 1930s Supreme Printer's block for a Radio Diagnometer printed advertisment.

When collections collide...



I also collect soldering irons and guns. In 1937 an article was published in the October issue of Radio News about the new "Suprme Soldering Iron" designed for radio servicing.

Greenwood Coca-Cola Check
A Coca-Cola check from 1944. It's not to Supreme,
but it is from the Coca-Cola bottler in Greenwood Mississippi the home of Supreme Instruments and part of my Coca-Cola collection.

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