Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Miscellaneous Items

Beltone—Dave Barnow 15th Anniversary Commemorative Plate (1955)

This commemorative plate was presented to Dave Barnow, executive vice-president of Beltone in 1955 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the forming of Beltone Electronics Corporation by  the hearing aid dispensers from Beltone Hearing Service in Reading, PA.

Translated from dialectic German, it reads along the top "What wonderful times to come!"

Dave (David Hyman) Barnow was the brother-in-law of Samuel Posen, the co-founder for Beltone Electronic Corporation. Sam Posen had married Dave's sister Faye. In 1943 Dave gave up a promising career in insurance to become the first employee of Beltone.

Learn more about Dave Barnow (and the early days of Beltone) and see a picture of him, and also discover more about Dave and Beltone in the decade of the 1950s.

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Rear view of the Dave Barnow 15th anniversary commemorative plate showing the  names of the people involved.

It reads (translated from dialectic German) "From the boys" and lists their names. The people named were hearing aid dispensers from Beltone Hearing Service in Reading, PA.

This plate was discovered in a dumpster in an alley on the north side of Chicago, IL by Tim B. who donated it to the Hearing Aid Museum. This location was near where Dave Barnow had retired to when he left Beltone in October, 1973. He died April 15, 1994.

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