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Radio Gramaphone Development Co., Ltd
Globe Works, Newtown Row, Birmingham 6 (Sept. 1938)
Bridgnorth, Shropshire (post-war)

R.G.D. was established in 1929 and were amongst the early television manufacturers, producing expensive up-market sets. They were taken over by Regentone in 1952 but the R.G.D. brand name continued, finally being aquired (along with the Regentone brand) by STC (Kolster Brandes) in the early halfe if the 1960s.

1936 - 1939

9-inch model 391 [6K]
371 382 382RG 391
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
1937? 371 C 12"?
(9½x7½in.)
35   Inc. radio and auto-radiogram.  
37/38 382 C (Mirror) 12"
Ediswan 12H
Electrostatic
deflection.
29 1ch.
S/Het
  £78-15-0
382R   Inc. radio £94-10-0
382RG 40 (!) Inc. radiogram with an 11-valve all-wave push-button radio. £136-10-0
1939 391 C 9"   1ch.
S/Het
  £47-5-0
12"
  £54-12-0
38/39 391RG C 9" 28 1ch.
S/Het
Inc. radio-gramaphone. £78-15-0
1939? 392RG C 12" 34 1ch.
S/Het
Inc. radio-gramaphone. £136-10-0
?1939? ?393? C? 12"?       £53-11-0?

The 382 model range was shown at the 1938 Radiolympia (September) and had been on sale for some time prior to the show.

1946 - Late 1950

Picture of console model 2347T [6K] Picture of console model L2351 [5K] Picture of projection model L2751P [6K]
2347T L2351 L2751P
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
<=Jul48 2347 C 12"        
  ?2349?            
  ?2350?            
?1949? 2351 C       Optional radio adapter. Model remained on sale for several years.
£185-12-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
~Sep50 L2751P C 16" x 12"
Projection
  London
only.
Incl. radio with four preset stations.
£232-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x

Note: Models 2349 and 2350 are subject to confirmation. They may be similar looking to the 2351, and the
2351 may therefore be later than 1949 the year had been presumed from an advert showing an identical
set (the advert is shown at the bottom of this page). It is possible the last two digits are the approximate
model year e.g. L2751 may have been the "1951" range introduced at the end of the previous year.

Late 1950 - 1953

Picture of console model 1700 [5K] Picture of model 7107C console [7K] Picture of table model 6012T [6K] Picture of table model 6014T [7K]
1700 7107C 6012T 6014T
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
~Sep50 1700 C 12" 17 S/Het  
£109-11-1 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
1st June
1951
1800 C + D 12"Al
CRM123
17
Mainly
Mazda
S/Het Both timebases utilised thyratrons, a method long since abandoned by most manufacturers.
£163-9-5 £112-7-0
£51-2-5
(Later reduced)
<=Oct51 1900          
£221-10-6 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
<=Oct51 2600G C       Inc. auto-radiogram
£366-13-3 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
2600R As 2600G but including tape recorder
£473-12-1 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
<=Oct51 2000   Projection      
£252-1-7 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
~Nov52 6012/T T 12" Al.   5ch  
£76-13-0 £52-17-10
£23-15-2
1953 7107C C + D 17" 14 5ch  
£124-19-0 £93-9-3
£31-9-9
1953 6014T T 14"      
£66-3-0 £49-9-7
£16-13-5

1955 - Onwards

Picture of table model Deep Seventeen [7K] Picture of table model 6017T [7K] Picture of table model 1455T [7K]
"Deep Seventeen" 6017T 1455T
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
<=Mar55 1455T T 14" 17 13ch  
£75-12-0 £56-11-0
£19-1-0
May55 1756T T 17"
MW43-64
17 13ch ERT 3Sep55
£82-19-0 £62-1-0
£20-18-0
? 6017T T          
May57 "Deep 17" T 17"
AW43-80
14 13ch Optional legs £2-2-0.
£70-7-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Jul59 610 T AW43-88 12 12ch  
£68-7-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Aug59 611L C
£72-15-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x

From the end of 1953 production moved to Romford.
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391 / 392
Advert from August 1939
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2347
Advert from July 1948
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Advert from October 1949
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1700
Advert from September 1950
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1800
Advert from december 1951
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1800 and 6012/T
Advert from November 1952
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7017
Advert from 1953.
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6014T
Advert from March 1954
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1455T
Advert from March 1955
Link to larger view [97K]
"Deep Seventeen"
Advert from Autumn 1957
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