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Symphony Gramophone and Radio Co

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Factories at Wolverhampton and Abergavenny

1928 Share issue for £200k to form the company and acquire two factories. One factory at Wolverhampton, the Stewart Street works of AJS; the other was acquired from Gilwern Manufacturing Co of Abergavenny. Stewart Street was used for producing radio receivers, radiograms and loudspeakers. Abergavenny was used for the production of gramophone motors[1] [2]

1928 Symphony Gramophone & Radio (Foreign) Limited formed with £200k capital [3]

1929 Plessey produced the first British-made portable battery radio, the “National” which it supplied to Symphony and Columbia.

1930 Petition for winding up the company by Plessey Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Friday, Oct 05, 1928
  2. The Times, Monday, Oct 08, 1928
  3. The Times, Monday, Dec 10, 1928