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Raymond Electric, London

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Name: Raymond Electric, London    (GB)  
Abbreviation: raymond
Products: Model types

Raymond Electric Ltd.
26 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, London, NW10. (1937)
Brent Crescent, North Circular Road, LONDON, NW10. (1948)

Radio and Television manufacturer from 1937 till the 1960s.

Founded: 1937
Production: 1937 -

Commenced manufacturing, circa 1937.

  • 1937 Shared a factory with Central Equipment Ltd.: Raymond Radio initially shared part of its factory in Wadsworth Road, Perivale, London with Central Equipment Ltd. (Derwent brand).
  • 1948 Expanded into Television Manufacturing: After the war, Raymond Radio expanded into the manufacture of televisions, entering the TV market with their model F26.
  • 1948 Relocation to Brent Crescent: In April 1948, Raymond Radio moved to a larger facility at Brent Crescent, North Circular Road, to accommodate their growing operations. [1]
  • 1955 Exports to Australia: In the late 1950s, Raymond Radio established a strong export presence in Australia, supplying complete television receivers, partly assembled chassis, and components to Classic Radio & Television Pty Ltd. in Melbourne.
  • Significant Export Volume: By January 1951, Raymond Radio had exported a substantial amount of equipment to Australia, with a total value exceeding a quarter of a million pounds.[2]

Raymond Radio's exact date of closure is uncertain. However, due to the absence of any mention of Raymond Radio in trade directories and industry publications beyond the early 1960s, there are indications that they ceased operations in the early 1960s.

[1] Wireless World Apr 1948, Page 141.
[2] Board of Trade Journal Jan 31, 1958, Page 233.

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  50 Raymond F55 UCH42   
GB  47/48 Minit F20 12K7  Price £10.10s plus tax. 
GB  49 F42 UCH42   
GB  52 F62 UCH42  6 SW ranges. 
GB  51 Centenary F57 UCH42  Large Auto-Radiogram with twin speakers. Holds 120 records. Similar chassis in F55 (accord... 
GB  51 F571 UCH42  Auto-Radiogram similar to model F57, except this model has 3 speed auto-changer. Similar c... 
GB  55 F73 12BE6  SW Band 13-50 metres. 
GB  55 F46 UCH42  Radio bands, MW LW & 40-50, 31, 25, 19, 16, 13 metre bands. 
GB  48 F19 CCH35   
GB  47 F17 ECH35   
GB  50 F50 UCH42  Similar chassis in F55 (according to P.Stennings CD 4 / index / introduction / file list). 
GB  50 F51 UCH42  Similar chassis in F55 (according to P.Stennings CD 4 / index / introduction / file list). 


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

[1] Wireless World Apr 1948, Page 141.tbn_gb_raymond_1_wireless_world_apr_1948_page_141.jpg
[2] Board of Trade Journal Jan 31, 1958, Page 233.tbn_gb_raymond_2_board_of_trade_journal_jan_31_1958_page_233.jpg


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