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Old 26th Feb 2007, 3:23 pm   #3
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Default Re: Same circuit in a different box X3

It isn't necessary to wait for transistorization to spur makers into 'badge engineering' - it's been going on since the early days. Think about Philips and their Mullard branded, differently cased but internally identical ranges (or even the often identical or virtually so Stella sets). Aerodyne and Alba crossed paths in the same way in the 1940s and in the 1960s, HMV, Ultra and Marconiphone TVs were the same under the skin. There's many, many more examples of this process which is alive and well today in most areas of consumer electronics.
Regarding Ever Ready, the chassis used in their 1940s 'table model' all-dry receiver was also used in their portables of the time.
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