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Vega (brand), Technical and Optical Equipment Ltd.; London

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Name: Vega (brand), Technical and Optical Equipment Ltd.; London    (GB)  
Abbreviation: vega
Products: Model types
Summary:

Technical and Optical Equipment (TOE) Ltd., Zenith House, The Hyde, Edgware Road, London NW9 6EE (1986)

Brand name: Vega

Importer and reseller of Soviet made radios, TVs, cameras, microscopes and other electrical and optical equipment.

As with the similar company Comix in France, we list here the (mostly re-labeled) radios and TVs of Soviet origin that were imported by TOE and marketed in Great Britain.

Note: Not all products bear the Vega brand / logo, although they were advertised as such. For those models, please see the respective manufacturers. We currently don't know if Vega branded radios were sold only in the UK by TOE, or if this brand was also used in other countries by other Soviet export agencies. All models except a few sold by TOE in the UK are branded "Vega" however.

Founded: 1963
History:

Technical and Optical Equipment Ltd. started selling Soviet radio and television products in 1963. The business was run by Fanny James and Raphael Hyams. They took on the agency for the entire Soviet camera production at an unknown date.

TOE was acquired in 1968 by Mashpriborintorg by means of political and economic pressure (the owners were forced out) and then acted as an import company for Soviet made products.

This manufacturer was suggested by Mark Hippenstiel.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  72 Jade П401  Supplied with a leather carry case, 9 volt rechargable battery and mains powered batter... 
GB  73 Solar   Export version of the USSR Meridian - Меридиан 202 model with FM 88-108MHz 
GB  71 Meridian 201 6IC-K201   Battery powered 6 waveband portable radio. It incorporates integrated circuitry and use... 
GB  76 Selena MB B206 [mains/battery, UK] ГТ313  This portable receiver operates on mains (3-prong, UK) and battery, and covers the foll... 
GB  71 Zircon 6TR10-K11 ГТ309  The Vega Zircon is a portable superhet with the following wave bands: LW: 150 -... 
GB  75 Selena B 212   5 x 3 inch elliptical loudspeaker. Coverage LW, MW, 5 SW bands (16-160 m) and FM (88 - ... 
GB  85 Vega 215 Selena   7 wavebands: LW: 148 - 285 kHz BC: 525 - 1607 kHz SW5: 5.95 - 7.30 ... 
GB  74 Vega 206 VEF 206   This portable superhet receiver was advertised as having 23 transistors (integrated cir... 
GB  71 Sapphire 4TR8-M304   The Sapphire superhet receiver has the following wave bands: LW: 150 - 408 kHz ... 
GB  74 Meridian Mk.2   This portable superhet receiver was advertised as having 23 transistors (integrated cir... 
GB  70–74 Vega 302 F3TR9-R302 ГТ322  The Vega 302 is a 3-band superhet portable radio. It has the following wave bands: ... 
GB  76 Selena MB B206 [mains/battery] ГТ313  This portable receiver operates on mains (2-prong, non-UK) and battery, and covers the ... 

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

Vega logo from UK brochuretbn_uk_vega_logo.jpg
Article in Practical Wireless, June 1986tbn_uk_vega_parcticalwireless1986.png

  
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