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Wartime Joint Enterprise

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Name: Wartime Joint Enterprise    (GB)  
Abbreviation: wartime
Products: Model types
Summary:

Wartime Joint Enterprise consisted of 44 British Manufacturers to produce the "Wartime Civilian Receiver" also known as the "Utility Set".
The radio was designed by Dr.G.D.Reynolds of Murphy Radio Ltd.
Three models were made:
An AC set, MW only (no LW station working that time in UK);
A Battery version, MW only;
And a post-war two band (MW/LW)AC version (July 29th 1945 BBC opened the new Light Programme on 1500m).
The cabinet was plain pinewood.

Manufacturer codes: U1 Bush Radio Ltd. U2 E. K. Cole Ltd. ("Ekco") U3 A. C. Cossor Ltd. U4 Gramaphone Co. Ltd. U4A Marconiphone Co. Ltd. U5 Ferguson Radio Corp. Ltd. U6 General Electric Co. Ltd. U7 Murphy Radio Ltd. U8 Philips Lamps Ltd. U9 Pye Ltd. U10 Ultra Electric Ltd. U11 A. J. Balcombe Ltd. U12 Burndept Ltd. U12A Vidor Ltd. U13 Central Equipment Ltd. U14 Ferranti Ltd. U15 Felgate Radio Ltd. U16 Hale Electrical Co. Ltd. U17 Halcyon Radio Ltd. U18 Invicta Radio Ltd. U19 Lissen Ltd. (Ever Ready) U20. McMichael Radio Ltd. U21 Philco Radio & Tel. Corp. Ltd.

Founded: 1944
Closed: 1945
Production: 1944 - 1945
History:
U22 Pilot Radio Ltd. U23 Plessey Co. Ltd. U24 Regentone Products Ltd. U25 R. M. Electric Ltd. U26 Decca Record Co. Ltd. U27 Dulci Company U28 R. N. Fitton Ltd. U29 Portadyne Radio Ltd. U30 Pamphonic Radio Ltd. U31 Mains Radio Gramophones Ltd. U32 Kolster-Brandes Ltd. U33 Roberts Radio Ltd. U34 Radio Gramophone Dev. Co. Ltd. U35 R.S.C. Radio Ltd. U36 Beethoven Electric Equip. Co. Ltd. U37 J. G. Graves Ltd. U38 Aren Radio & Television Ltd. U39 N. H. Radio Products Ltd. U40 Ace Radio Ltd. U41 Solectric Ltd. U42 Whiteley Electrical Co. Ltd

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  44/45 Wartime Civilian Receiver Utility Set [battery] 172  Design: Dr.G.D.Reynolds of Murphy Radio Ltd.; Over 75,000 made by 44 British Manufacturers. 
GB  45 Wartime Civilian Receiver Utility Set [two band] BVA276  Design: Dr.G.D.Reynolds of Murphy Radio Ltd.; made by 44 British Manufacturers. 
GB  44/45 Wartime Civilian Receiver Utility Set [single band] BVA276  Design: Dr.G.D.Reynolds of Murphy Radio Ltd.; Over 175,000 made by 44 British Manufactu... 

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