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Philco Radio and Television Corporation of Great Britain

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May 1934.
1938. Empire Automatic. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
September 1953.
Car Radio. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1959. Model 102. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
Philco Model 444. Exhibit at the Bakelite Museum.

of Romford Road, Chigwell, Essex.

of Aintree Road, Perivale, Middlesex.

1931 The American Philadelphia Storage Battery Corporation established the P.R.T. Corporation in London, England, to handle the sale of Philco radios.

1935 Factory opened at Perivale to assemble radio and related Philco products.

1936 The Philco Radio and Television Corporation of Great Britain was incorporated as a public company to acquire as a going concern the P.R.T. Corporation[1]. Public offer of shares.

1937 Radio manufacturers. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1944 Philco Radio and Television Corporation acquired shares in Aero Engines Ltd that had previously been owned by General Aircraft, with consequent changes in board membership[3].

1945 "Closely associated with" British Mechanical Productions Ltd, including exchange of directors[4].

1946 The Philco Radio and Television Corporation changed its name to Radio and Television Trust Ltd [5] in order to acquire export rights which were specifically excluded from the pre-war agreement with Philco Corporation of America. The Philco name would only be used for products sold in Britain; Airmec International Sales was formed to handle exports of products under the Airmec name.

1948 Private company.

1953 Manufacturer of TV sets [6]

1961 Manufacturers of television, radios and record players. 650 employees. [7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 30 June 1936
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, 9 February 1944
  4. The Times, 28 March 1945
  5. The Times, 6 March 1946
  6. Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE