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Beethoven (Electric Equipment), Montague Radio Inventions; London, Manchester

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Name: Beethoven (Electric Equipment), Montague Radio Inventions; London, Manchester    (GB)  
Abbreviation: beethoven
Products: Model types Others

Montague Radio Inventions and Development Co. Ltd.
Regent Street, London W1 (1928)
Beethoven Works, 24 Great College Street, London NW1 (1930)

Brand: Beethoven

Beethoven Radio Ltd.
Great College Street, Camden Town, London NW1 (1934)
Chase Road, North Acton, London NW10 (1936)

Beethoven Electric Equipment Ltd.
Chase Road, North Acton, London NW10 (1938)
Chapel Lane, Sands, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (from Dec. 1948)
89 Reddish Lane, Gorton, Manchester 10 (1953)

Founded: 1934

Montague Radio Inventions started to market sets under the Beethoven name as early as 1928.

They also manufactured appliances such as the "stream-lined Glywell" electric iron (1938).

After WW2 they were predominantly known for television manufacture. In 1960, they were owned by Outram (Investments) Ltd. (a subsidiary of Loyds Retailers Ltd) - along with Raymond Electric. Spare parts had been produced from 1957 onwards for both Beethoven and Raymond brands by a third-party company.

Beethoven Electric is still listed in the Who Owns Whom (UK and Ireland) directory of 1972.

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  29 Screen Grid Four SG2730 PM12M  Cabinet similar to the 5-Valve Portable, but with different speaker grille and two large v... 
GB  32 Twin SG Transportable S4VA  Internal Frame Aerial. 
GB  34 Major S.G.4 early [rounded brown bakelite panel] PM12M  Blue "Lizard" cloth covered wooden case. 
GB  35 77    
GB  35 Super Minor P107 VP2  Blue lizard-covered wooden case. 
GB  38 AD770   Dark blue rexine covered wooden case; lift-up lid revealing controls. 
GB  47 U3038 CCH35   
GB  35 Baby P101   Blue Leathercloth, no additional aerial required. 
GB  46 A415 ECH35   
GB  48 B84 12BE6  The Beethoven model B84 uses tubes from 1946. 
GB  37 Baby M/C portable P202 VP2   
GB  47 U2038 CCH35  Price £15.15s. plus tax. 


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