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106 Heath Street, Hampstead.
1947 Company formed by Jim Rogers
Maker of hifi equipment including amplifiers and FM tuners.
1970s Making the LS3/5A BBC monitor loudspeaker under licence and the LS3/6
c.1975 William Ling negotiated with Jim Rogers to purchase Rogers Developments which was in financial trouble.
1976 Brian Pook became managing director. The company was a licensee for the LS3/6 BBC Monitor speaker but was struggling to maintain production because of unreliable/unavailable supplies.
1976 EGM held at 91 Ewell Road, Surbiton; Rogers Developments (Electronics) Ltd was put into liquidation; W. Ling was chairman
An offer to buy the company by Michael O'Brien, a customer and audio dealer, involved retaining the Catford factory and transferring there all of the machine tools from the Sidcup factory but this was stymied when it turned out there were claims on the assets by the local authority.
Jim Pook and others bought all of the Rogers items at the liquidator's auction, bought the Rogers name from the receiver, leased the factory, renegotiated the BBC LS3/5A licence and started the business again with support from Michael O'Brien - see Rogers International (UK)
1976 A separate company, J. D. Rogers and Co, of Sevenoaks, was making loudspeakers