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* 1960 [[Radio Rentals]] acquired the '''Baird Company'''. Radio Rentals changed the name of its manufacturing subsidiary in Bradford, [[Mains Radio Gramophone]], to '''Baird Television''', to emphasise its position in the manufacturing of televisions.<ref>The Times, 12 December 1960</ref>.
 
* 1960 [[Radio Rentals]] acquired the '''Baird Company'''. Radio Rentals changed the name of its manufacturing subsidiary in Bradford, [[Mains Radio Gramophone]], to '''Baird Television''', to emphasise its position in the manufacturing of televisions.<ref>The Times, 12 December 1960</ref>.
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From Competition Commission report [http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/rep_pub/reports/1960_1969/fulltext/047c02.pdf]
 
 
By 1965-66 Baird was making very few radio sets
 
 
1966 radio production finished
 
 
1968 Baird emplyed about 2,400 people making black and white and colour television sets and components at its main works in Bradford.
 
 
1967 the Bradford factory was extended by the purchase of an adjoining factory and two other factories were acquired, one at Shipley and one at Batley, making sub-assemblies and components.
 
 
Baird manufactured a substantial and increasing proportion of its component requirements and takes
 
some of its loudspeaker requirements from the associated [[Goodmans Industries|Goodmans]] division.
 
 
1968 Baird produced about 140,000 television sets of which about 10,000 were colour sets.
 
 
1967  [[Radio Rentals]] took about three-quarters of Baird's output.
 
 
 
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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of Wembley.

  • 1938 Cooperation with Gaumont-British to equip large theatres and cinemas[2].
  • 1939 9th OGM. Announced that from June they will undertake all manufacturing themselves and cease working with Bush Radio. J. L. Baird was then President of the company. [3]
  • 1953 Manufacturer of TV sets [5]
  • 1960 Radio Rentals acquired the Baird Company. Radio Rentals changed the name of its manufacturing subsidiary in Bradford, Mains Radio Gramophone, to Baird Television, to emphasise its position in the manufacturing of televisions.[9].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Monday, Oct 19, 1936
  2. The Times, 23 July 1938
  3. The Times, Monday, Apr 03, 1939
  4. The Times, 12 September 1946
  5. Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.
  6. The Times, 22 February 1954
  7. The Times, 24 December 1954
  8. The Times, 21 September 1957
  9. The Times, 12 December 1960