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of Brixton Road, London and New Malden, Surrey.
1929 Public issue of shares in the Decca Record Company which would bring together the manufacture of gramophones with the making of records in one company by acquiring the Decca Gramophone Co and merging it with the record making facility at New Malden that the promoters already owned. Edward Roberts Lewis was the motivating force behind this bid.
1931 Agreement with Polyphon gave Decca exclusive British licence to records on this label.
1932 Capital reconstruction.
1933 Failed to raise extra funds through issue of debentures.
Mid-1930s Decca and EMI were the only British survivors of the slump in demand for recordings.
1934 Decca Records Inc. founded in USA.
1935 Further fund raising.
Harvey Schwartz of Brunswick was responsible for revolutionary ideas in radar.
1939 Second financial reconstruction of the business.
1940 Paid first dividend.
1945 New subsidiary Decca Navigator Co was being set up.
1947 Set up London Gramophone Co as subsidiary to handle export of radio equipment to the USA.
1950 Introduction of micro-groove long playing record in US and Canadian markets.
1953 Manufacturer of TV sets . Name of London Gramophone Co changed to London Records Incorporated. Considerable expansion of the research laboratories. Number of staff employed by the company was about 3000. Edward Roberts Lewis had become managing director.
1956 Gained UK rights to publish records of the RCA label.
1958 E. R. Lewis was chairman.
1961 Manufacturers and distributors of records, record-reproducers, radio and television. Gramophone records include "Decca", "Brunswick" "London" "RCA" "Warner" "Felsted" "Beltona" "Telefunken" "Darium" and "Vocalion"
1962 Name changed to Decca Ltd, a holding company with 3 subsidiaries: