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Marconiphone was an English manufacturer of domestic receiving equipment, notably radio receivers and reel-to-reel tape machines.


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 authorisation stamp; initially sets were made at the Chelmsford Works. In December 1923, the 'Marconiphone' department was formed as a subsidiary of the Marconi Company. Some Marconiphone Company sets were made at the Sterling Telephone Company (STC) Works at Dagenham. However, design and research of these domestic receivers still continued at Chelmsford. 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 licence. Domestic receivers bearing the Marconiphone trademark produced after 1929 had no connection with the Marconi Company. The Marconiphone brand was revived in the late 80's and used by a division of GEC-Marconi for mobile phones. Phones made by companies such as NEC were given and additional small rectangular metal plate with the Marconiphone logo.

Marconi acted as a service provider for Cellnet and Vodafone in the UK before selling the customer base to Mercury in 1991.

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BBC News
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:20:36 -0700

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:07:30 -0700

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Tue, 05 Apr 2011 08:20:40 -0700

A TV from the 1930s is expected to be sold for thousands at auction on April 19 in London's tony Knightsbridge neighborhood. The Marconi model was manufactured back in 1936 and purchased for nearly £100 just three weeks after television transmissions ...
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Wed, 01 Dec 2010 07:58:57 -0800

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Fri, 08 Apr 2011 02:23:59 -0700

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Portsmouth News
Wed, 09 May 2012 04:04:21 -0700

40 In April 1929 Pompey Reserves A played a Portsmouth FA side and Marconiphone Super loudspeakers were installed around Fratton Park so spectators could listen to the FA Cup Final at Wembley while watching. 41 A six-hour music festival was held at ...


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The Next Web (blog)
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 07:28:35 -0800

From the thirties onwards, HMV manufactured radio and TV sets under the HMV and Marconiphone brand names. HMV underwent major expansions in London and the UK throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and soon became the UK's top specialist music ...

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