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1923. Amplion Type AR19. Standard Dragon Horn Loudspeaker. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
November 1923.
March 1924
June 1924.
1926. Senior Dragon Amplion.
September 1927.
1929. Din-Proof Telephone.
1929. Cabin Telephone.
1931. Amplion Portable Battery TRF Receiver. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
September 1933.

Retail outlet: 25 Savile Row, London. Works: Slough

Graham Amplion of 230 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1. Telephone: Museum 9648

Manufacturers of Amplion loudspeakers, Amplion public address equipment and Amplion wireless receivers. A subsidiary of Alfred Graham and Co.

1920 New company established Graham Amplion Ltd (see advert) to manufacture and market Amplion loudspeakers. [1]

1927 Advert[2]

1928 William Harold Lynas was recognised as past MD of the company in flotation of Wireless Pictures Ltd[3].

1928 New development: Lion loudspeaker[4].

1929 In association with the inventor, R. M. Hamilton, produced the Amplion Totalisator for race courses[5].

1930 Exhibited a radio receiver at the National Radio Exhibition at Olympia [6]

1932 Perhaps formation of Amplion (1932) Ltd?

1939 Graham Amplion Ltd was struck off the register of companies[7]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Radio Loudspeakers, Reproducers, Pickups, Mains-Units, Battery-Eliminators, Pocket-Voltmeters. (Olympia, Ground Floor, stand No. C.1542) [8]

1962 Company wound up by the High Court[9] on application of Optical Products Ltd, a supplier.

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Sources of Information

  2. The Times, Tuesday, 5 April 1927
  3. The Times, 17 September 1928
  4. The Times, 7 January 1929
  5. The Times, 29 July 1929
  6. The Times, 19 September 1930
  7. London Gazette 2 May 1939
  8. 1947 British Industries Fair p11
  9. The Times, 10 August 1962