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(1) In 1952 : Bradshaw & Co. (Accrington), Ltd.,
Griffin Works, Clement Street, Accrington, Lancs.

Bradshaw and Co. seem to have been one of the many manufactures who dissappeared just as quickly as they had appeared. The only models they appear to have produced are an expensive projection set, the PA1 "Regent" (released jan/feb 1952) and a console model DU10 (?may 1952?).

Picture of Griffin PA1 [10K]The Griffin Model PA1, produced a 17½ by 13in from the widely used Mullard projection system with its 2½in MW6-2 C.R. tube. Designed for AC mains only, versions of the instrument were apparently made available for all B.B.C. television channels, achieved using separate aerial and R.F. coils for each channel. The light walnut cabinet was fitted with half- length doors and a 12in high fidelity loudspeaker is incorporated. All chassis, panels, speaker, etc. were interconnected using plug and socket terminated leads, allowing any unit to be removed without unsoldering.

Variable interference suppression on sound and vision.

The valve lineup was EF80 (seven), EB91 (three), EBC41, EL41, ECL80 (two), EL38 (two), GZ32 EBC33, EY51, (three).

With a list price of 142 14s 9d plus 64 2s 3d tax it was very expensive, even by projection standards. It even cost even more than some models that projected 4ft by 3ft pictures, so presumably this wan't a popular model and explains why Bradshaws do not appear to have produced many sets.

Perdiod advertisment [38K]

YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
~Feb52 PA1 C 17½" by 13"
Projection
  5ch
(Plug-in coils)
 
£155-8-0¹ £107-4-8
£48-3-4
Jun52 DU10 C 12" 14 5ch S/Het AC/DC
£79-16-0 £55-1-4
£24-14- 8
  PA10       S/Het    
52 DU11 T 12"   S/Het AC/DC
£70-7-0 £48-10-11
£21-16-1
  DU12       Band I
S/Het
   
  DU14       Band I
S/Het
   

Note 1 : Price quoted is following a price reduction in May 1952.


(2) In 1954 : Griffin Electronics (Accrington) Ltd.,
Barnes Work, Barnes St., Accrington, Lancs.


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DU17T DU18TT

 

The 'Griffin'name reappeared two years later under an apparently different manufacturer, but, like Bradshaw, located in Accrington and using the same style of model number.Their 1954 range is most odd in that they were a Band-1-only set on the eve of the launch of commercial television on Band III.

YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Nov54 DU17T T 17" MW43-64 17v 5ch S/Het ERT 23Jul55
£79-61-0 £59-13-10
£20-2-2
Sep54 DU24T T 14" MW36-24
£69-6-0 £51-16-9
£17-9-3
Sep54 DU22C C 14"MW36-24
£79-61-0 £59-13-10
£20-2-2
~1957² DU17TT   17" Mullard      
£72-9-0 £51-11-10
£20-17-2
~1957² DU18TT   17"      
£72-9-0 £51-11-10
£20-17-2
~1957² DU24TT   14"      
£66-3-10 £47-2-2
£19-0-0
Click for larger view [104K]
DU18TT
Advert from November 1957
Link to larger view [160K]

 


References : 1. Wireless & Electrical Trader, 2nd & 16th February 1952
  2. Electrical and Radio Trading price list, October 1957
  3. British Radio and Television, Test Report TV31, August 1952

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