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MARCONI

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MARCONI

The Marconi Company should not be confused with the Marconi Corporation which was created in 1999, by the renaming of The General Electric Company (GEC) less the Marconi Electronic Systems business. Up to 1963, the term Marconi Co was often used as shorthand for Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. 1963 Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co, a subsidiary of the English Electric Co, was renamed the Marconi Company 1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Technological Innovation 1968 English Electric Co was taken over by GEC 1968 Marconi was incorporated in the new divisions of GEC group. 1987 Renamed GEC-Marconi. 1998 Creation of Marconi Electronic Systems Ltd (MES) incorporating the defence electronics...

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OSRAM VALVE COMPANY (MOV)

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OSRAM VALVE COMPANY (MOV)

  Marconi-Osram Valve Co 1919 Marconi-Osram Valve Company formed as company owned jointly by GEC and Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co; it took over GEC's valve factory. 1920 Name of company changed to M-O Valve Co[. 1920 Jan. Physical and Optical Societies Exhibition. Exhibited wireless telegraphy. 1927 Recorded as being a subsidiary of GEC 1929 Gramophone Co acquired Marconiphone Co as well as Marconi's share in M-O Valve Continued to supply valves to Marconi. 1956 GEC purchased EMI's share in the M-O Valve company. 1969 Formation of GEC Electronic Tubes to bring together M-O Valve and English Electric Valve Co, a company which would have half of UK valve production, the...

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