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Balcombe Ltd., (Brand: Alba), London

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Name: Balcombe Ltd., (Brand: Alba), London    (GB)  
Brand:
Alba
Abbreviation: balcombe
Summary:

A.J.Balcombe Ltd., 52-58 Tabernacle St., London EC2; "Alba";

History:

In 1982 Alba went into liquidation and  the brand was sold to Harvard / Harris. Later in 2008 Argos / Homebase owner Home Retail Group bought the brand.

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  33 Alba Band Pass Four 52 [AC] VP4  Also DC version. 
GB  33 Alba Band Pass Four 52 [DC] VP20  Also AC version. 
GB  35 Alba 880 FC4  Neon lamp tuning indicator. Not to be confused with the phono "Cadet 880" 
GB  36 Alba 870 AC TH4  Extension speaker connections on primary of output transformer. There is also an AC/DC ver... 
GB  39 Alba 810 [AC] ECH2  The Alba 610 AC console radio has the same chassis. 
GB  46/47 alba 472 CCH35  3 wavebands: 16-50, 200-550, 800-2000. 
GB  49 Alba Midget C112 [walnut] UCH21  Available 1947 in white, 1949 in ivory, pink, green, blue, "walnut" or black. 
GB  49 Alba Midget C112 [black] UCH21  Available 1947 in white, 1949 in ivory, pink, green, blue, "walnut" or black. 
GB  49 Alba Midget C112 [blue] UCH21  Available 1947 in white, 1949 in ivory, pink, green, blue, "walnut" or black. 
GB  49 Alba Midget C112 [green] UCH21  Available 1947 in white, 1949 in ivory, pink, green, blue, "walnut" or black. 
GB  49 Alba Midget C112 [pink] UCH21  Available 1947 in white, 1949 in ivory, pink, green, blue, "walnut" or black. 
GB  49 Alba Midget C112 [ivory] UCH21  Available 1947 in white, 1949 in ivory, pink, green, blue, "walnut" or black. 

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

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