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Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.

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Name: Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.    (GB)  
Abbreviation: marconi-wi
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
Summary:

In 1897 Marconi registered the company Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company which in 1900 was renamed Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Ltd (MWCT).

MWCT was taken over by English Electric in 1946. In 1968 English Electric merged with the General Electric Company (GEC). In 1999 GEC was renamed Marconi plc, which in turn became Marconi Corporation plc in 2003.

Founded: 1897
History:
In 1897 Marconi registered the company Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company and in 1898 the first wireless factory was set up in Chelmsford. In 1900 the company was renamed Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Ltd (MWCT). Marconi's first aim in perfecting communication without wires was to break the isolation of those at sea. When the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in 1912, the loss of life was truly terrible, but those who survived owed their lives to the distress calls from the Marconi wireless equipment on board. MWCT was recognised as the pioneers of trans-oceanic and maritime wireless services. In the beginning of the 1920´s MWCT had evolved the only aircraft radiotelephone organisation in the world, and in the 1930´s they were leading the development of transmitters/receivers for the airlines. At the outbreak of world war two MWCT was given the responsibility to design and produce new radio equipment for the Bomber Command and the wellknown transmitter/receiver T1154/R1155 was born. During the years Marconi founded many new companies and subsidiaries, and for consistency all Marconi models in RMORG are listed under Marconi Co. Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company was taken over by English Electric in 1946. In 1968 English Electric merged with the General Electric Company (GEC). In 1999 GEC was renamed Marconi plc, which in turn became Marconi Corporation plc in 2003.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  15 Siphon recorder 159   Siphon recorder 
GB  12 Receiver 31   Receiver for commercial use 
GB  15 Mark III Short Wave Tuner   Covers 200 to 700 meters. Battery to supply built in Buzzer and bias for carborundum/steel... 
GB  22 RB7 259A DEV   
GB  03–12 Magnetic detector "Maggie"   Magnetic detectors were very reliable for shipboard communication and were the primary det... 
GB  20 1.5-kW-Ship Set MC1 MT4  The MC1 was fitted on ships and operated on the CW marine band 2000-3000 m. 
GB  14 Telephone Transmitter & Receiver Round_Type-C  Short distance transceiver 
GB  ? British Post Office Code Watch   This 7 jewel (swiss made clockwork) watch was already exhibited at the 1885 International ... 
GB  42 Receiver W5737 (CNY.2) KTW61  This W5737 is the receiver-unit of the CNY-2 communication-gear for use in landing craft. ... 
GB  55 HR24 CV130  Dual diversity, dual conversion receiver DSS, USB and LSB. Auto switching of sideband, or ... 
GB  50 Receiver NS-304   OL: 190 kc/s a 520 kc/s OM: 620 kc/s a 1620 kc/s OC:1600 kc/s a 4500 kc/s 
GB  53 Morse Key 1588   Light weight aircraft morse key for the Marconi AD107 transmitter. Designed for easy adjus... 

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

from Svenska: Motala Rundradiomuseum, sändarehallen Motala 150 KW (1935-1961)
Author: Holger.Ellgaard
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