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Marconiphone Co

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1922. Marconiphone Type RB2 M1 Junior Crystal Set. Exhibit at Chelmsford Museum.
1922. Marconiphone Type RB3 M2 Crystal Set. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1922. Model V2 receiver. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1922. Model V2 receiver. Exhibit at Chelmsford Museum.
1923. Model VS. Exhibit at the Ceredigion Museum‎.
1929. Marconiphone Model 55 battery portable. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1929. Marconiphone Model 55 battery portable. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
Gramophone.
Gramophone (Detail).
1929. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1930. Loudspeaker Model 63. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
September 1933.
September 1933.
Advertising sign.
August 1937. Model 563.
August 1937. Mastergram.
1938. Model 855. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
WWII. Marconiphone Wartime Civilian Receiver. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
1948. Marconiphone VRC52A. 10-inch TV and Radio. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
March 1949.
Marconiphone Model 873. Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
September 1953.
1955. LHS page. 14" and 17" Television Models VT68DA, VT69DA, VC68DA and VC69DA.
1955. RHS page. 14" and 17" Television Models VT68DA, VT69DA, VC68DA and VC69DA.

of 210, Tottenham Court-road, London, W.C.2. (1926); and Hayes.

Established by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co

1915 Private company.

1922 Advertisement for the Marconiphone from the 'Marconiphone Department' [1] [2]

1923 Advertisement for the Marconiphone from the 'Marconiphone Department' [3]

1923 Marconi sold its interests in domestic radios and rights to use the Marconi name to Marconiphone Co [4].

1924 Advertisement for the Marconi V2 Two-valve receiver from the 'Marconiphone Company' Ltd. [5]

1924 The Marconi stand at the Palace of Engineering represented Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co, Marconi International Marine Communication Co, Marconiphone Co, Marconi Scientific Instrument Co[6]

Early 1925 Plessey Co was supplying 1300 radio sets/week to Marconiphone Co[7].

By September 1925, Plessey was supplying 2,500 sets/week

1925 Advertisement for Marconi Valves by the Marconiphone Company and GEC. 'Made at the Osram factory'. [8]

1926 Marconiphone bought their own manufacturing company Sterling Telephone and Electric Co at Dagenham, so orders to Plessey Co ceased[9].

1926 June. Their address was 210, Tottenham Court-road, London, W.C.2. Mr F. W. Perks who until recently was the company's London sales manager, was appointed general sales manager, and the duties of London manager was taken over by Mr E. A. Oakman.[10]

1929 Gramophone Co acquired Marconiphone Co as well as Marconi's share in M-O Valve [11].

1936 Started production of cathode ray tubes and television receivers.

1953 Manufacturer of TV sets [12]

1957 Thorn Electrical Industries took over the manufacture of the HMV and Marconiphone range of consumer products from EMI.

1961 Radio equipment manufacturers.



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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Friday, May 05, 1922
  2. The Times, Wednesday, Nov 22, 1922
  3. The Times, Thursday, Nov 01, 1923
  4. http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/rep_pub/reports/1950_1959/fulltext/020c02.pdf
  5. The Times, Saturday, Mar 22, 1924
  6. The Times, May 24, 1924
  7. The history of Plessey [1]
  8. The Times, Monday, Feb 02, 1925
  9. The history of Plessey [2]
  10. The Engineer 1926/06/25
  11. http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/rep_pub/reports/1950_1959/fulltext/020c02.pdf
  12. Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.