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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
Summary:

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
History:

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 5-Valve Portable   Patented circuit design. Pilot lamp. Control panel behind doors. 
GB  33 64 SP2_Mullard  Has pullout tuning guides in base. Has turntable under base. Weight excludes batteri... 
GB  32 Battery Portable SG4 PM12M   
GB  38 Measuring Resistance Box   This is either a measuring resistance, sometimes called measuring box or a resistance deca... 
GB  39 AC-42 ECH3   
GB  34 Major S.G.4 late [right angular black bakelite panel] PM12M   
GB  35 Super Minor P109 VP2  The P109 has a chassis that seems to be similar to the P107 chassis and it runs the same v... 
GB  34 All Electric Superhet 56 FC4  Wavebands are not certain 
GB  33 P75 PM12A  The Principle and Wavebands are not certain 
GB  34 54MC VP2  The Principle and Wavebands are not certain 
GB  33 Beethoven 53 SG3MC VP2  The Principle and Wavebands are not certain 
GB  34 Twin SG3 S4VA  The Principle and Wavebands are not certain 

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