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WWI Heavily involved in war work including making radios and valves
1922 Participated in the formation of the British Broadcasting Corporation
1930 Advert for GECoPhone - a 3 valve, all-electric radio operated by a.c. mains; price included Osram valves.
1936 Demonstration of GEC television sets at Wembley receiving signals from the BBC transmitter at Alexandra Palace; the sets could receive both the 25 frames/s and the 50 frames/s signals that the BBC transmitted . Started production of cathode ray tubes.
1939 Competition in radios continued to depress prices.
1960 A new company was formed in conjunction with Pillar Holdings to extend the system of Piped Television that it owned in South Wales; the company would be called General Piped Television Ltd; GEC had a minority interest. GEC did preparatory research for the company and manufactured the equipment. Pillar agreed not to sell televisions outside Wales.