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of Chiswick, London
Bush Radio was a British radio manufacturing company, and one of the most famous names in early British radios and televisions.
1932 Company founded by Gilbert Darnley-Smith, who later became MD and deputy chairman. Partly owned by Gaumont British. Said to be based on the Amplion horn loudspeakers business. The brand name comes from their location in Woodger Road, Shepherd's Bush, London.
1938 Gaumont British Picture Corporation general meeting told that the associated company Bush Radio had contributed new and substantial income.
1940 Advert: the 'Bush Button' radio 'All-wave Model P.B.63 with Triode output' and a console version of the same known as the S.U.G.64. 
1945 Bush Radio merged with Cinema-Television Ltd, both subsidiaries of the Gaumont British Picture Corporation part of J. Arthur Rank's Odeon Theatres Ltd. Bush continued to obtain valves and tubes for its sets mainly from outside sources.
1948 Bush Radio production expanded with new Plymouth factory.
1953 Manufacturer of TV sets 
1954 Advert for radio on this page. 
1959 The Bush TR82 transistor radio, designed by Ogle Design, was regarded as an icon of early transistor radio design. The first radio to use the Ogle cabinet design was the MB60, a battery/mains valve set from 1957-59.
1961 Manufacturers of radio and television sets and equipment. 3,000 employees. 
1963 Bush units were still being produced at Plymouth.
1980s the Bush name disappeared from the British market during the 1980s.