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.
|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".
|?16?||Included all-wave radio. Shown at the 1938 Radiolympia||£50-8-0|
|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.
|19v||TRF||London and birmingham versions, the latter carrying the '/M' suffix. AC Mains||
|<=Aug56||B94||T||17"||18||12-ch||BRT TV92 Aug56|
Advert from December 1950
Link to larger view [63K]
Advert from August 1953
Link to larger view [99K]
Advert from January 1954.
Link to larger view [90K]
Advert from October 1953
Link to larger view [73K]
|B98 / B99
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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
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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