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Barnett & Soans; Kettering

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Name: Barnett & Soans; Kettering    (GB)  
Abbreviation: barnettso
Products: Model types

Barnett & Soans Ltd.
High Street, Kettering.

Brand: Barsone

Barnett & Soans Ltd. was an electrical engineering and contracting firm founded in 1903 in Burton on Trent, England.
In 1905, the company opened a branch in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Barnett & Soans quickly became one of the leading electrical contractors in the region, working on a wide range of projects, including the electrification of homes, businesses, and public buildings.

In the mid-1920s they sold a wide range of radios, from simple crystal sets to expensive valve radios under the brand Barsone. The company also sold radio accessories, such as aerials, headphones, and batteries.

In addition to selling radios, Barnett & Soans also offered a repair service for radios and other electrical equipment.

Founded: 1903
Production: 1926 -

In 1930 they advertised as agents for Murphy Radios [1]

Barnett & Soans continued to operate in Kettering until 2002 when it was acquired by the larger electrical contractor Balfour Beatty.

[1] Advert from Rhyl Life by Colin Jones.

This manufacturer was suggested by John Koster.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  26/27 Barsone 4-Valve   Grid leak detector plus three resistance-capacity-coupled LF valves. Wave range 250-3000 m... 
GB  27 Barsone 2-Valve   Grid leak detector plus one transformer-coupled LF valve. Oak box. 
GB  27 Barsone 3-Valve   Grid leak detector plus two resistance-capacity-coupled LF valves. Wave range 250-3000 met... 
GB  25 Barsons 5   Jacobean style cabinet with folding doors and lid. Price includes 5 GBP loudspeaker. 


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

Credit - Rhyl Life by Colin Jonestbn_gb_barnettso_1_1930_advert.jpg
Market Harborough - The Official Guide Page 3.tbn_gb_barnettso_market_harborough_the_official_guide_page_3.jpg


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