Electronics 1958 - 2000
of the retailers below (in no particular order) were, at one time or another, agents for T Withers (Electronics).
Electrics was located at 52 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester (more or
less across from what were the Daily Express offices). NW was run
by Fred Nicholls G3MAX with, I believe, G3SMI. NW also used to
sell ex W.D. equipment like the PCR3 and R220 receivers plus
'bits' for AR88s & HROs, crystals, keys, components and the well
known (at the time) G3FIF mobile whips. At that time (late 1960s/early
70s) there were quite a lot of radio (particularly ex WD
equipment) emporia in that general area of Manchester including New
Cross Radio, Globe Radio and many others whose names I cannot remember.
GW Smith and Co (Radio) Ltd
Smith and Co (Radio) Ltd was located at 3-34 Lisle Street, London
W.C.2. They were also agents for Codar equipment. Other radios that
were available from them in the 1960's were from Lafayette,
Hallicrafters and the ubiquitous RCA AR88D and LF. The company also
sold a range of other electronic equipment such as panel meters,
silicon rectifiers, relays, field strength meters etc.
Electroniques (STC) Ltd
(STC) Ltd were located in Harlow, Essex and were known primarily for
Qoilpax receiver front end units. They also produced (in the late 60s)
a Hobbies Manual.
Ltd was located at 70 Priory Road, Anfield, Liverpool (very close to
Liverpool F.C.) and was run by G3LRB Jack Stephens and Harry James G3MCN. (The firm moved out of Liverpool
in 1975 and went to 47 Warrington Road, Leigh). They also sold radios
from Eddystone, Codar, National, and RCA AR88s, not forgetting to
mention 'Joystick' antennas.
Chas H Young Ltd
H Young Ltd was located at 170-172 Corporation Street, Birmingham. They
were also agents for Eddystone, National, KW, Mosley Aerials. They also
sold a range of cables, ropes, guys, spreaders, wavemeters, and other
Bobby Lee (USA)
Orbis OY (Finland)
Studio IV (Southern Rhodesia)