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June 1924.

of Foot's Cray, Sidcup

The company was a descendant of Brandes, a Canadian company founded in Toronto in 1908.

Brandes became part of AT&T in 1922

1924 The British subsidiary Brandes was established in Slough to manufacture headphones.

The company rapidly expanded producing a range of loudspeakers

1928 moved to a former silk mill at Foots Cray. The company was re-named Kolster-Brandes Ltd., after the parent company merged with the Kolster Radio Corporation.

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