Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,364 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Robinson Rentals

From Graces Guide

Company formed by David Robinson (later Sir David Robinson)

1954 Company incorporated

c.1969 Became Granada TV Rentals Ltd

1978 Granada TV Rentals was one of 6 television rental companies examined by the Price Commission[1]

1987 Soon after the Stock Market Crash, Granada made a take-over for Electronic Rentals Group which had 450 television shops (but less than Granada's 620)[2]

1988 Renamed UK Consumer Electronics Ltd. Incorporated Visionhire Ltd and Hardman Radio Ltd


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sept. 21, 1978
  2. The Times Dec. 31, 1987