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British Industrial History

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1949. Cintel
January 1949.
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December 1951. Cintel Photo-Electric Cells.
June 1955. Frequency monitor.

of Worsley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, London, SE26. Telephone: Hither Green 4600. Cables: "Televisor, Forest, London"

1937 Cinema-Television registered, with the original purpose of developing and manufacturing large-screen television equipment for use in cinemas[1] Part of Gaumont British Picture Corporation[2].

1940 Took over, for Government work, the production facilities of Baird Television, pioneer manufacturers of television transmitting and receiving equipment.

1945 Continued production of industrial cathode ray tubes. Bush Radio and Cinema-Television were merged by their parent, Gaumont-British. Bush continued to obtain valves and tubes for its sets mainly from outside sources[3].

1947 One of the companies within the Rank Organisation that were involved in scientific research[4] which had produced products such as metal detectors, cosmic ray detectors, decimal counter chronometers, oscillographs and oscilloscopes, television R&D.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Television Equipment and Electronic Laboratory and Industrial Instruments, Timing Devices, Counters, Cathode Ray Recorders, Cosmic Ray Recorders, Metal Locators, Cathode Ray Tubes and Oscilloscopes, Photoelectric Cells, Geiger Muller Tubes. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1081) [5]

1958 Subsidiary of Rank Organisation known as Rank-Cintel[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Competition Commission
  2. The Times, 12 September 1946
  4. The Times 1 October 1947
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair p61
  6. The Times 13 October 1958