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A. C. Farnell

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1937 Alan Farnell started in business and was soon joined by Arthur Woffenden[1]

1937 Formation of A. C. Farnell (Sheffield) Ltd

1939 Company founded by Alan Farnell and Arthur Woffenden in Leeds

Manufacturer of electronic instruments and distributor of electronic components and hi fi equipment.

1945 Elstone Electronics incorporated as a subsidiary

1947 Farnell Television Ltd was incorporated

1964 Farnell Properties Ltd was incorporated

1966 Farnell Electronics was listed on the London Stock Exchange

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 12, 1966