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Thompson, Diamond and Butcher

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of 34 Farringdon Road, London, EC1. Telephone: Clerkenwell 5460. Cables: "Thomdibu, London". (1929)

1920 Company founded.

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "National Band" Products. "National Brand" Gramophones, Motors and Accessories, Banjos, Ukuleles and other Stringed Instruments, String and Accessories, Brass, Gong and Snare Drums, Jazz Outfits, The "National" Jazz Bands, Tubular Bells, Cymbals and all kinds of Percussion Instruments. (Stand No. MM.1). Also Musical Toys and Novelties, Toy Drums, Drum Sticks, Tambourines, etc. (Stand No. C.69). [1]

1947 Private company.

1949 Company made public.

1958 Distributor of gramophone records and manufacturer of associated equipment. Acquired by Rank Organisation.[2]

1961 Manufacturers of record players, acoustic and all-electric gramophones. [3]


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