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R. N. Fritton, Ltd.,
Princess Works, Brighouse, Yorks. [1952]


Ambassador Radio and Television Ltd.,
Princess Works, Brighouse, Yorks. [1957]

R.N.Fritton were established by R.N.Fitton in 1929. By 1950 they traded under the Ambassador name but in 1955 were aquired by the Hartley Baird group.

1950 - 1954

12-inch model announced
April 1949. Maybe TV1?
TV2 (Console) TV (Table Model) TV3
(Model Number Not Known) TV5 Unknown.
TV5 with radio?
TV9
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
  TV1   12" Mazda
CDM121
  S/Het    
49/50 TV2 Corner Console 12" Mazda
CRM121A
15 S/Het? MK.1 was channels 1, 2 or 4 whereas MK.2 covered all 5 channels. Available in choice of walnut, oak or mahogany finishes, or for an extra £2-10-0 in "piano finish".
£72-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
  TV2 Mk.II          
Sep50 TV2 TM T 12"
Mazda
15 S/Het Mounted on a turntable.
£59-17-6 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Early 50¹ TV3 T     S/Het    
<=Jul51 TV4/TM T 12"
Mazda
CRM153
16 S/Het A.C.-Only
£75-12-6 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
TV4/C C
£89-17-6 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
~Apr52 TV4R C   S/Het TV4 console with additional radio.
£129-10-0 £89-14-6
£39-15-6
<=Oct51 TV5 C 15"
Mazda
CRM151
16 S/Het A.C.-Only
£136-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
  TV7   15"
Mazda
CRM152A
  S/Het    
  TV7R     S/Het Inc. radio  
<=Jul52² TV9
TV9F
C+½D 15"
Mazda
CRM152A
  S/Het    
  "Princess"   15"
Mazda
CRM152A
  S/Het    
<Sep53 TV10 T 15"
Mazda
CRM153
  S/Het Similar cabinet to TV7R, but available with or without radio. Model numbers include TV10C, TV10CC and TV10CR.
£119-15-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
<Sep53 TV11 T 14" Mazda
CRM141
  S/Het Two versions (TV11 and TV11CC) are known.
£67-10-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Aug54 TV15CC   15"
CRM153
  S/Het  
£x-x-x £66-3-10
£x-x-x
Aug54 TV15C  
£x-x-x £77-12-4
£x-x-x
Aug54 TV15CR  
£x-x-x £90-12-4
£x-x-x

1955 - Onwards

From this point on, Ambassador and Baird televisions used the same chassis.

TV15CC TV17TM TV19TM TV20CC TV21CC
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Aug54 TV15CC Corner
Console
15"
CRM153
16 12ch  
£x-x-x £66-3-10
£x-x-x
Aug54 TV15C
£x-x-x £77-12-4
£x-x-x
Aug54 TV15CR 16 + 5(radio) Incl. 3-band radio.
£x-x-x £90-12-4
£x-x-x
May55 TV17TM T 17"
CRM171
16 12ch  
£x-x-x £60-15-2
£x-x-x
May55 TV17CC CC
£x-x-x £68-5-2
£x-x-x
May55 TV17C CC+D
£x-x-x £79-6-10
£x-x-x
Nov55 TV17CR CC 16+? Inc. AM/FM radio.
£x-x-x £99-7-2
£x-x-x
Aug55 TV14TM T 14"
CRM141 or CRM142
16 12ch  
£x-x-x £52-3-7
£x-x-x
Aug55 TV14CC Corner
Console
£x-x-x £60-0-10
£x-x-x
Nov55 TV21C CC+D 21"
Mazda
16 12ch  
£x-x-x £97-11-5
£x-x-x
Jun56 TV21CC Corner
Console
£110-5-0 £78-16-2
(£31-8-12)
Aug56 TV19TM T 17"
CRM 171
18
Mazda
12ch  
£x-x-x £57-0-10
£x-x-x
TV19CC C
£x-x-x £66-16-8
£x-x-x
TV20CD C 21"
CRM212
£x-x-x £90-1-3
£x-x-x
TV20CC C
£x-x-x £71-6-0
£x-x-x
Click for larger view [93K] Click for larger view [79K] Click for larger view [75K] Click for larger view [84K]
TV4
Advert from May 1951
Link to larger view [93K]
Possibly TV5
Advert from September 1952
Link to larger view [79K]
Advert from September 1956
Link to larger view [75K]
TV20CC
Advert from January 1957
Link to larger view [84K]

Notes : 1. Model TV3 was announced in October 1949 as "expected to be available in early 1950".
  2. Model TV9 described in Wireless Electrical Trader in July 1952.

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