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MARCONI MARCINIPHONE RADIO (RSG 1007)
Item Code: RSG 1007
After World War I, the Marconi Company began producing non-industrial receivers, principally for the amateur market, at the Soho premises of The Marconi Scientific Instrument Company. In 1922, the Marconi Company formed the “Marconiphone” department, to design, manufacture and sell domestic receiving equipment. This equipment complied with Post Office specifications and tests, and was therefore awarded the BBC authorization stamp; initially sets were made at the Chelmsford Works. In December 1929, the Marconiphone was sold to the Gramophone Company, along with the right to use the trademark “Marconiphone” and the copyright signature “G. Marconi” on domestic receivers. The Marconi Company never re-entered the domestic radio market. In 1931 the Gramophone Company became Electric and Musical Industries (EMI) and produced domestic and radio receivers using the Marconiphone trademark until 1956, when receivers were made by the British Radio Corporation, under license. Domestic receivers bearing the Marconiphone trademark produced after 1929 had no connection with the Marconi Company.
Here we have a wonderful vintage valve radio, made in the late 1950’s through to the early 1960’s, built by MARCONI, a pioneer in early British radio creation.
This particular radio aesthetically is nearly 100%… the surface of the gorgeous, lustrous early plastic just has a few chips and scratches down to the early plastic primer but this does not detract from the overall look at all, the main one being a scratch measuring about 1.5 inches to the very top of the case, these could probably be easily touched up with an appropriate color, it is perfectly secure…. it has done very well over the years as look very nice indeed.
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