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Baird M.648 Television & Cabinet


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A Baird M-648 Television produced by Radio Rentals, London. In a highly polished Walnut cabinet with double doors to close when not in use. The screen is 23 inch and the cabinet has castors allowing movement to different positions. This television is untested and we would not advise plugging the TV into the mains without advice from a qualified electrician. That said, this is a great decorative item that would make a fantastic talking piece. The television and cabinet are in excellent condition.

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Radio Rentals Ltd., 92 Regent St., London W1; Radio Rentals was formed in 1932 initially operating from Brighton, to rent out radio sets. In 1950s it acquired the rights to Baird name for Radios (1954 Baird was taken over by Hartley and released the last new TV model in 1956). In 1961 it acquired the full rights to the now defunct Baird brand name, renaming their own Bradford manufacturing division as "Baird Television Ltd". The Baird name then appeared on all Radio Rental products, not just Radios, but TV and video recorders. In 1968 it was acquired by Thorn Electrical Industries and was merged with the DER chain, and in 2000 it merged with Granada to form Box Clever. At its peak, Radio Rentals claimed it had more than 2 million customers, over 500 shops and employed 3600 technicians, 2700 skilled installers plus a large ancillary staff and it had its own television factory in Bradford until 1978. It had sales and service locations across the UK, the Radio Rentals logo being a common sight on many High Streets.
country of origin England
Height 82cm = 32 1/4 inches
Depth 38cm = 15 inches
Width 71cm = 28 inches
Reference Info A-745
Circa 1965
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