Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,103 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Rogers Developments Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
March. 1949.
May 1949.
June 1949.
September 1949.
December 1951.
October 1954.
June 1955.
Radio - Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.

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[1]

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[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 6 January 1976
  2. The Gramophone, Vol 54, p514
  • [1] Brian Pook's memories of Rogers 1975-82