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G. B. Equipments

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April 1953.
1956. GB-Kershaw and Daylight Projectors.

of 142 Wardour St, London

G. B. indicates Gaumont British, part of the Rank Organisation

Also see G. B. Bell and Howell

1947 Subsidiary of British Acoustic Films Ltd [1] its sales organisation for 8 and 16mm equipment.

1953 Advert: Subsidiary of British Optical and Precision Engineers Ltd. Agent for G.B.-Bell and Howell cine equipment

1955 G. B. Equipments Ltd had started distributing Dictorel dictating equipment[2].

1956 The name of British Optical and Precision Engineers was changed to Rank Precision Industries[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times 1 October 1947
  2. The Times, 10 October 1955
  3. The Times 2 April 1956