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Beethovn Electric Equipment
Chase Road, London N.W. (Sept47)

Beethoven Electric Equipment
Chapel Lane, Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks (From December 1948).

Beethoven Electric Equipment Ltd.,
89 Reddish Lane, Gorton, Manchester 18 (1953)

Beethoven appear to have exhibited a television at the 1938 Radiolympia (ref1). The following year sees Beethoven actively seeking to recruiting television engineers, culminating in two new receivers for the 1939 Radiolympia.

Gis-a-job, I can do that [6K]
Job advert from Wireless World, 4th May 1939

By 1957 there was a definate link between Beethoven and Raymond products. It was reported in the May 1957 edition of Wireless World that "The manufacturers of Raymond and Beethoven receivers have made arrangements with Direct TV Replacements ... for them to manufacture replacement components for all models other than the current production range".

1938?

YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
1938 TR20 C 9"
Ediswan
?16?   Included all-wave radio. Shown at the 1938 Radiolympia £50-8-0
?1939? BT9? C? 9"?       £34-13-0?
?1939? BT12? C? 12"       £45-3-0?

1946 - 1949

YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
1947? T918 C? 9"     Shown at the 1947 Radiolympia.
CRT dissapears into the cabinet when not in use.
 

Wording of the company's description in a Radiolympia review suggests that there may have been a second model.

1950 Onwards

TV50 B77C B80
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
1950 TV50(M) C 12" Mazda
CRM121
19v TRF London and birmingham versions, the latter carrying the '/M' suffix. AC Mains
£86-3-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Sep53 B77C C 14"     AC/DC
£81-18-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Oct53 B80 T 17" 16v S/het  
£82-19-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
<=Aug56 B94 T 17" 18 12-ch BRT TV92 Aug56  
<=Aug56 B94C C 17"  
<=Aug56 B95 T 14"  
<=Aug56 B98 T 14"
£63-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
<=Aug56 B99 T 17"
£72-9-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
?1957? B106/1 T 17" 16 Band I/III AC/DC  
?1958? B208¹   17"        
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TV50
Advert from December 1950
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B77
Advert from August 1953
Link to larger view [99K]
B77C
Advert from January 1954.
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B80
Advert from October 1953
Link to larger view [73K]
B98 / B99
September 1956
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Notes : 1. The B208 used the same chassis used in the Emerson E704.
     
References : 1. From http://www.tvhistory.tv, quoting a review of the 1938 Radiolympia in the Journal of the Television Society.
Also mentioned in "Historic Televisions and Video Recorders" by Michael Bennett-Levy, 1993.
  2. From announvement in the October 1953 edition of RTRA magazine.

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