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GEC, General Electric Co.; London

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Name: GEC, General Electric Co.; London    (GB)  
Abbreviation: gec
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
GEC is the most popular name for General Electric Co.Ltd., Magnet House, Kingsway, London WC2.
They used the Trade Names GECOPHONE for their Wireless equipment and GECOVALVE (or Geco) for the valves. Therefore the Brand Name Gecophone is often mistaken for the Company, and widely used.

The Osram division of GEC (at Hammersmith) made lamps from 1895 and from the  1930's made a small range of radio dial/panel lamps.  

The usual abbreviation is G.E.C., but we must not use an isolated character to start with. Search would fail.

In 1886 GEC was formed out of General Electric Apparatus Co. which was founded in 1880.
In 1961 GEC merged with Sobell The company celebrated its centenary in 1986. It was sold to Rexcell (France) a few years after this.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  29/30 Gecophone Two-Valve Receiver HL210  A battery powered two valve receiver for the reception of local MW radio stations, fitted ... 
GB  77 Starfinder III (3) R8003H 2SC394  Model GEC R8003 has wood grain look and the R8004 has a black finish, both models have a M... 
GB  29 Plaque Speaker Junior   The "Junior Plaque" cone loudspeaker has a circular frame of oak which blends well... 
GB  29 Plaque Speaker Stork   This speaker employs an entirely new movement of the adjustable armature type which gives ... 
GB  27 Gecophone BC2830 PM1LF  3 Valve Receiver. 
GB  47 Compact BC4835 X76M  In a black bakelite cabinet. See also the GEC 4835R model with the same chassis in a brown... 
GB  70 Stereo Radiogram G991 BF195  Fitted with a BSR UA65 four speed autochanger and BSR C1 ceramic cartridge. FM stereo mult... 
GB  70 Stereophonic Record Player G987 BC109  BSR UA65 4 speed autochanger. Two 6.5 inch loudspeakers, two 3 inch tweeters. Socket and s... 
GB  66 G827 AF117  A battery portable 7 transistor radio covering MW (196-557 metres), LW (1212-2070 metres) ... 
GB  51 BT4541 Z77  405 Lines black and white console TV with single channel London or Birmingham GB band I VH... 
GB  50 BC 5037 X76M  Chasis similar al modelo BC4837, pero con gabinete de madera.-  
GB  24/25 Gecophone 1 Valve L.F. Amplifier BC 2585 R_England  Supplied with Type R Valve. Then the heater needsd 4 volts,anode accepts up to 100 volts a... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

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Gecophones were sold in Australia. From the "Sydney Morning Herald". September 22, 1923.tbn_aus_bge_gecophone_ad_1923~~1.jpg