OUR PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

OUR PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

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OUR PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

A potted history for each of the famous names that are our product manufacturers - well, most of them anyway! From Avo to Mullard (from where we took our business name Mullard Magic), and A.H Hunt to Yaesu. A fantastic repository of information, and all on one website!  

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A.H.HUNT

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A.H.HUNT

A. H. Hunt A H Hunt of Essex, Surrey and North Wales (Wrexham). 1901 Company founded 1922 Became private company 1947 Became public company 1951 Name changed 1961 Specialists in capacitor design and manufacture for all radio, electronic and electrical power uses. Industrial applications include power factor improvement, phase splitting, fluorescent and discharge lighting, motor starting and running,. R. F. heating, radio transmission, telephone installations, ignition and interference suppression.  

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ACOS COSMOCORD

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ACOS COSMOCORD

Cosmocord of Waltham Cross, Herts 1961 Manufacturers of acoustical equipment and industrial plastics. Trade Name: "Acos". 500 employees. 1922 Became private company 1947 Became public company 1951 Name changed 1961 Specialists in capacitor design and manufacture for all radio, electronic and electrical power uses. Industrial applications include power factor improvement, phase splitting, fluorescent and discharge lighting, motor starting and running,. R. F. heating, radio transmission, telephone installations, ignition and interference suppression.  

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AEI (BTH)

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AEI (BTH)

Associated Electrical Industries 1926 Gerard Swope, president of General Electric (U.S.A), proposed that BTH, Westinghouse, GEC and the English Electric Co should amalgamate but Hugo Hirst of GEC was not interested in Swope’s scheme. 1928 Associated Electrical Industries (AEI)  was established, with Howard C. Levis (chairman of BTH) as chairman, as a result of the merger of Metropolitan-Vickers and its rival British Thomson-Houston (BTH), a company of similar size and product lineup. Combined, they would be one of the few companies able to compete with Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co or the English Electric Co on an equal footing. Also included...

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AJ BALCOMBE (ALBA)

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AJ BALCOMBE (ALBA)

A. J. Balcombe  Alba of London 1918 Company founded 1922 Became private company 1953 Manufacturer of TV sets 1961 Manufacturers of television and radio sets, tape recorders, domestic electrical goods.  

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