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McMichael Radio Ltd., Slough

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Name: McMichael Radio Ltd., Slough    (GB)  
alternative name:
McMichael, Leslie
Abbreviation: mcmichael

L.McMichael Ltd.; Wexham Road, Slough, Bucks.;
London Showroom: 179, Strand, W.C.2;
Telephone: Holborn 2466
Also Norfolk Street, Strand, London WC.

Manufacturers of Wireless and Scientific Apparatus.

Founded: 1922
At the Model Engineer Exhibition held at the Horticultural Hall in London in January 1922 Leslie McMichael exhibited mainly ex-Government stuff (surplus).
In December he offered the McMichael Radiomac Crystal Mark III, GPO No.237, a slightly modified Mark III Tuner of WW1 surplus.
1926 the first superhet (7 valves, battery).
Later (around 1930) McMichael became famous for the Suitcase style portables.

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  23 Crystal Set    
GB  23 Everest    
GB  23 Radiomac Crystal Mk.III (3)   GPO No.237; 
GB  25 Autodyne Superhet Kit   plug-in coils 
GB  26 Superhet    
GB  29 Super-Screened Portable Four PM12A  The valve / tube line up for Duplex Four ("S") Type schematic which may be th... 
GB  30 Mains Three S4VA  Valves/Tubes from replacement lists. "Super Mains Pentode" so will drive exte... 
GB  30 Battery Three (3) S22  Valves/Tubes given are recommended 1931 Marconi replacements, orignals may have been Mu... 
GB  31 Colonial Receiver 210HL  Autodyne circuit. Shortwave receiver covering  a tuning range of 14 to 90 mete... 
GB  31 Moving Coil Mains Receiver   Metal Rectifier; 
GB  32 Duplex Mains Four Transportable MM4V  Metal rectifier. Internal frame aerial. Also called "Duplex Four Mains Transpo... 
GB  32 Duplex Four Type C   Internal frame aerial. Turntable. 


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

Advert ~1930tbn_gb_mcmichael_advert.jpg
Q: McMichael LTD. Slough, Service-Unterlagentbn_gb_mcmichael_ltd_slough_logo.jpg
Thanks for Mr.Sik Béla, Budapest, Hungary!tbn_gb_mcmichael_brandname_1938.jpg
Thanks for Mr.Sik Béla, Budapest, Hungary!tbn_gb_mcmichael_logo_1938.jpg
Thanks for Mr.Sik Béla, Budapest, Hungary!tbn_gb_mcmichael_brandname_1938_mh_registered.jpg
McMichael (really GEC/Sobell) TVs Magazine Advert 1960stbn_mcmichael_tv_1960s_ad.jpg
Advert for Christmas 1933tbn_mcmichael_christmas_1933_advert.jpg
From 1931. Possibly London Illustrated News (Weekly 1842 - 1972, ceased 2003)tbn_mcmichael_1931_ad.jpg
December 2, 1922 The Wireless World and Radio Review magazine page xtbn_gb_mcmichael_dec_2_1922_wireless_world_p_x.jpg