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Barker, John & Co. Ltd. (Barkers of Kensington Department Store); London

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Name: Barker, John & Co. Ltd. (Barkers of Kensington Department Store); London    (GB)  
Abbreviation: barker
Products: Model types

Barkers of Kensington (John Barker & Co. Ltd.)
26 - 40 Kensington High Street, London, W8
Branches in major UK cities.

Barkers of Kensington was a department store in Kensington High Street, Kensington, London. It was, founded in 1870 and grew rapidly to become one of London's largest and most well-known department stores with branches in major cities.

The business was purchased by House of Fraser in 1957. Barkers closed permanently in 2006. Like many big stores, it sold its own range of domestic radio sets which were manufactured by various British firms. [1]

Founded: 1870
Closed: 2006
Production: 1926 - 1957

[1] Wikipedia, accessed July 2023

This manufacturer was suggested by Federico Valdameri † 7.2015.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  55 Barker 88 [late] X79  Push-pull output stage. See also Barker 88 Intermediate still with octal-based valves a... 
GB  38 Barker 88 [early] 6K8G  Push-pull output stage "Magic Eye" tuning indicator. This set was not made by Ba... 
GB  39 Long Medium & Shortwave Radio 838 6K8G  Set incorporates a "magic eye" tuning indicator visible through the main tuning dial. 
GB  51 Barker 88 [Intermediate] ECH35  See Early 88 with perhaps same chassis, but different case and scale. See Late 88 with ... 
GB  30 Parkrole 4 Valve Portable    
GB  55 Kenbar 5 Valve Radiogram   5-Valve, 4-Band Radiogram Wavebands SW: 16-50m, 6 - 19 MHz. TB: 60-200m, 1.5 - ... 
GB  53 5 Valve Receiver 534   5-Valve, 3-Band Radio Wavebands SW: 16-50m, 6 - 19 MHz. MW: 200-550m, 535 - 153... 


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