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Ultra Radio and Television

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October 1961. Ultra Bermuda Television.

of Ruislip

1960 Ultra Electric Ltd separated its electronics and receivers divisions into two separate companies - Ultra Electronics Ltd and Ultra Radio and Television Ltd

1961 May: Ultra Radio and Television Ltd (including Pilot Radio), was bought by Thorn for £2.4 million[1].

1962 Ultra Radio and Television Ltd. introduced a new range of receivers called the "Smart Set". The range comprised three 19" TV, two radiograms, four transistor sets (one a VHF table model) and a mains operated record reproducer. The company's Bermuda trade mark was retained; all sets were fully convertible to 625 lines.

1974 Thorn dropped the Ultra brand name as the consolidated (but brand name-heavy) industry fought against the very strong Japanese imports.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 15 May 1961