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Radio Gramophone Development Co

From Graces Guide
August 1937.
August 1937.
Exhibit at the Washford Radio Museum.
September 1953.
September 1953. Model 7017C.
1955.
1955. Model 1756T Television.

of Birmingham

of Romford.


1929 Midland Radio Service Ltd was incorporated

1931 Name changed to Radio Gramophone Development Co Ltd

1937 Maker of RGD wireless receivers

By 1949 was an associate company of Automatic Telephone and Electric Co

c1949 Manufactured public address sound equipment at Bridgnorth which was sold by Automatic Telephone and Electric Co

1952 Automatic Telephone and Electric Co acquired the shares from the associated company British Insulated Callender's Cables

1952 Renamed A. T. and E. (Bridgnorth) Ltd

1953 The company had a high reputation for its radio and TV products but the new parent company had no wish to enter the domestic appliances business so disposed of this business; the commercial equipment activity was transferred to the new subsidiary at Bridgnorth, A. T. and E. (Bridgnorth)[1]

1953 Manufacturer of TV sets [2]

By 1960 Radio Gramophone Development Company Ltd had registered office at Romford[3]

1970 The company had been wound up[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 29, 1953
  2. Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.
  3. London Gazette 16 December 1960
  4. The London Gazette 14 May 1970