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Benjamin Electric Ltd, The; London

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Name: Benjamin Electric Ltd, The; London    (GB)  
Abbreviation: benjamin
Products: Model types Others Tube wholesaler

The Benjamin Electric Ltd.
Rosebery Avenue, London EC1 (1918)
Brantwood Works, Tariff Rd., Northumberland Park, Tottenham, London N17 (1921)

Originally a maker of lighting systems, subsidiary of the Benjamin Electric Mfg. Co.

"Clearer Tone Valve Holder" and other components (Wireless World, Nov. 3rd,1926).
Shortpath Valves made by Metrovick stamped Benjamin sold as "Benjamin Shortpath".

Benjamin manufactured a series of Magnavox loudspeakers from ca. 1932/33 onwards, under license of Magnavox (USA).


The parent company in Chicago was established 1898. The British subsidiary became a private company in 1908.

In 1937, the Magnavox (Great Britain) Ltd. was formally wound up and the Magnavox patents aquired by Benjamin Electric.

They still existed in 1961 as a manufactuer of industrial and commercial lighting systems.

This manufacturer was suggested by Manfred Rathgeb.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  33 Magnavox Senior Loudspeaker 252   Loudspeaker with 9" diaphragm, permanent magnet made of cobalt and chromium alloys. Fitte... 
GB  25–27 Valve Holder, anti-microphonic, clearer tone   Anti-microphonic valve holder. Five exclusive features: 1) Valve sockets and spring... 


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