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Old 28th Feb 2018, 4:57 pm   #1
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Default Akai - Rank.

I'm in the process of boxing up my Akai X201D to dispose of and came across the service manual I originally bought with it the early 1970's. The front cover features 'Rank' on it (as in the Rank Organisation etc).

Were Rank the importers and suppliers of Akai machines at the time?
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 5:24 pm   #2
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Akai originally were handled by Pullin, who were of course part of the Rank empire; the Akai operation became part of the whole Rank-Leak-Wharfedale conglomeration/conflagration/juggernaut...
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Akai originally were handled by Pullin, who were of course part of the Rank empire; the Akai operation became part of the whole Rank-Leak-Wharfedale conglomeration/conflagration/juggernaut...
Thank you Ted.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 9:10 pm   #4
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I never knew that. Thanks!
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