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January 1949.
December 1951.
September 1953. Brimar valves.
June 1955. Teletubes.
June 1955.

of Footscray

Part of STC

1933 Company founded to manufacture American pattern valves for the British market.

1938 or so: Began to share the Foots Cray site with Kolster-Brandes, another STC company

1960 Thorn Electrical Industries acquired the Brimar cathode ray tubes and valve business from STC; Brimar Electronics was formed to allow Thorn's scientists and engineers the opportunity for developing some of their ideas [1].

1961 Became part of the joint venture between Thorn and AEI in manufacture and sale of valves and cathode ray tubes [2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 5 September 1960
  2. The Times, 1 August 1961