Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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1947. Models D100 and D111.
Model D111.
Model D111 (detail).
September 1947
January 1949.
March 1949.
October 1949.
April 1950.
October 1951.
September 1953.
September 1953.
1955. Model TE21C 21" Television.

of Euston Road, London, NW1.

of Vibrant Works, Treforest, Glamorgan.

1930s The company was established in the late 1930s by Harold Burns and George Benning.

WWII. During the war years they manufactured some fairly sensitive defence equipment for the British government.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for "Yours in Harmony". Model D110/W and D111 Radios, and the Car Radio. Manufacturers of Radio Receivers, Car Radio Sets, Vibratorpacks. (Music and Radio Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. C.1534) [1]

1953 Manufacturer of TV sets [2]

1956 Acquired R. M. Electric.

By 1958 was part of Francis Sumner (Holdings)

By the end of 1962 was owned by GEC[3]

See Also

  • [1] The Masteradio Website

Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 228; and p181
  2. Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.
  3. The Times, Dec 31, 1962