This trader advert from
April 1950 is one of the "Nautical" KB adverts from this
period. The winning of a contract to supply radio equipment to the
major passenger ships of the time was used for some time as a marketing
theme. The line drawing is of the new ocean-liner "Cariona".
This advert plays on the bow/bough pun for what looks like a bulky,
old-fashioned record player. Catch the "harmonic
stability..." sentence - pure marketing nonsense at its best!
Britain is still justly
famous for her fine ships and all the equipment that goes into them is
built in the grand manner - for reliability and long service. It was
no accident that K-B Radio Broadcast Equipment was chosen for the ocean
giants "Queen Mary", "Queen Elizabeth" and the new
Model DRP20 an all-electric
high fidelity RECORD PLAYER. A supreme example of modern functional
design. Superb tonal reproduction has been achieved together with
harmonic stability and realistic spacial distribution of sound
factors. A really HIGH FIDELITY instrument at a remarkably low
Prices at £49-19-6 (tax
paid). Add-on radio unit £7-8-9 (tax paid).
Footscray, Sidcup, Kent.