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History: Vintage Technology snippets in the South Wales area of the UK 1953-55
Various bits of information about radio, TV, home electrical goods and events and companies in the South Wales area.   If you have any personal memories of these events or establishments - please let me know.

 

Fire in Thorn Factory (February 1953)
Thorn Electrical Industries state that the production of Ferguson radio and television receivers will not be affected by the fire which occurred at the Hirwaun (Glam) factory on January 10.
Output from this factory is largely connected with the production of Atlas fluorescent fittings, and although considerable damage was done to the property and machinery, it is hoped, says the firm, that by transfer of the production of some of the other factories in the Thorn group, very little inconvenience will be caused to customers of Atlas lighting products.
Elcordia TorchesElcordia Heavy Duty Electrical Lamps and Torches (February 1953)
This advert from the "Electrical and Radio Trading" magazine holds this advert from Elcordia - torch manufacturers that specialised in commercial lamps and torches.

Types:
Commercial - 2 and 3 cell
Mining - 2 and 3 cell
Anti-explosive - 3 cell

Elcordia Ltd., Luma Works, Sanatorium Road, Cardiff.  Telephone 32721, Telegrams Concordia, Cardiff

Caldicot Annual Exhibition ( November 1955)
Caldicot exhibition Caldicot's third annual radio, television and electrical appliance exhibition was held recently at the Labour Hall, Caldicot, Monthmouthshire.
Features of the three-day exhibition staged by D. A. Grimmer Ltd., were large screen television receivers and a "Television Avenue" comprising a row of 22 receivers.  Hoover demonstrators were on duty daily and a wide range of washing machines and other domestic equipment was exhibited in addition to a comprehensive display of radio and television receivers.