Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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June 1949.
September 1949.
June 1955. Frequency control.
1955. Aerials.
December 1960. Transistor Tester.

of Willow Place, Cambridge. Telephone: Cambridge 2494 (2 lines) Cables: "Labgear, Cambridge"

1932 Business started by Alice Maud Jones in her garden shed

1936 Acquired by Pye

Became one of the first British companies to make central aerial systems for television receivers.

1947 Labgear Instruments and Communications: Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Electronic and Mechanical Measuring Instruments, Machinery, Equipment, Components, for Development, Production, or Service in Electrical, Radio, and Allied Industries, including Experimental Telecommunications. Laboratory Apparatus for Medical and Chemical Research, etc. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. C.1543) [1]

By 1959 was a subsidiary of Pye[2]

1981 Part of Cambridge Electronic Industries when it was incorporated as a plc[3]

1989 Teleste, aerial manufacturers and cable network providers, acquired Labgear which was renamed Labgear Cablevision Ltd, expanding Teleste's product range to include indoor amplifiers and indoor aerials[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p158
  2. The Times, Dec 08, 1959
  3. Cambridge Electronic Industries incorporation filing
  4. [1] Teleste