Philco in the United Kingdom
Philco began exporting Model 20 Baby Grands as well as other models to the UK in 1930. Philco continued to export Philadelphia-made radios to Britain until 1932, at which time a new subsidiary was formed – Philco Radio & Television Corporation of Great Britain. Carleton L. Dyer served as chairman of Philco (UK) for a number of years.
The new Philco subsidiary wasted no time in building a plant at Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex, although some of its models continued to use Philadelphia-built chassis.
As time went on, Philco of Great Britain gradually took over complete manufacture of its own sets; although certain USA Philco models, notably the Model 16, continued to be exported to the British Isles.
It is known that Philco (UK) exported radios to France. As an example, the author formerly owned a 1936 Model 2620 Baby Grand which had a chassis built in Philadelphia, cabinet made at Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex, and a dial scale printed in French, obviously for the French market.
Officers of Philco Radio & Television Corporation of Great Britain, Limited, mid-1930s
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Philco (UK) Historical Photos and Adverts
A Sampling of Philco Radios produced and/or sold in the United Kingdom