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Cathodeon Electronic

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of Southend-On-Sea, Essex

1935 Cathodeon was set up as a subsidiary of Pye Ltd

1951 Pye had decided to develop their own cathode ray tubes for television sets; small scale production was done by Cathodeon Ltd a company in the Pye group[1].

1952 limited production of cathode ray tubes

1952 Some production of special valves

1954 New subsidiary of Pye formed, Cathodeon Electronic, which took over production of cathode ray tubes; this company made about 8% of Pye's needs for television tubes[2].

1961 Vacuum research engineers, manufacturing cathode ray tubes and electric incandescent lighting apparatus, thermionic valves, television and X-ray and other scientific apparatus. 300 employees.

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  1. Competition Commission [1]
  2. Competition Commission[2]