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Decca Radio and Television

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1962. Model TPW70. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
Radio. Exhibit at the Bakelite Museum.
Exhibit at Coventry Museum.
Deccette. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
1960s. Model 66. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
Decca Television model 1000. Exhibit at the Bakelite Museum.
Decca Television model 1000. Exhibit at the Bakelite Museum.
September 1953.

Decca Radio and Television, manufacturer and distributor of radios and televisions, of Brixton Road, London

1938 Decca Radio and Television Ltd was established as a subsidiary to take over the business of radio manufacturers and dealers of Decca Gramophone Co and to carry on the business of manufacturers and dealers in radio gramophones, television apparatus, etc[1]. The new company paid a dividend for the second half of 1938[2].

1944 The business carried on by Decca Radio and Television Ltd was absorbed by Decca Record Co; the radio section was carrying on work of national importance[3].

1955 Decca Radio and Television branch of Decca Record Co Ltd offered 14 inch and 17 inch televisions[4].

1980 Racal, in a battle with GEC, bought Decca Ltd, forming Racal-Decca

1981 Sold by Racal to Taiwanese firm Tatung; current assets were sold separately[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 July 1938
  2. The Times, 28 March 1939
  3. The Times,3 October 1944
  4. The Times, 19 August 1955
  5. The Times, 10 June 1981