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Old 4th Aug 2016, 7:16 am   #23
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Default Re: 1948/1949 Philips type 520A television and radio

Eindhoven insisted in designing the UK television receivers that were built at Mitcham.
This caused difficulties at the factory due to the fact that actual live transmissions were not available in the Netherlands and receivers suffered from design faults. Modifications were constantly taking place and the UK team threatened to withdraw their cooperation. Philips eventually gave in and all receivers from the 520A were designed very successfully by the British design team.
Back in the shop days I had several customers that worked at the Philips Mitcham works as it was known in the late 1940's. It was very informative chatting with them. In the end the difficulties were resolved resulting in a fine range of British receivers designed at the Mitcham Works continuing into the early 80's. John.
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