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Valve Ephemera: Brimar Catalogues

Valve Catalogue 1961

This Brimar 1947 price list has a lovely rich blue and black theme, the logo being given a little tilt to liven it up.  Reminiscent of the Warner Bros "That's all folks" velvet curtain look from the art-deco 1920's.  Refers to the purchase tax imposed since October 21st 1940.  Prices range from 5s 6d to 25s plus tax.  Printed in England by The Victory Press, Leicester and London.

On to 1949 and now the designers are going for it.  This price list has it all, stylised semi- transparent logo, 3D arrow, marketing strap "keep sets going" all done in four spot colours. Prices range from 7s 6d to 25s plus tax.
They must have had an argument with the printers as this one says "Printed in England".  This list has 9" and 12" "Teletubes".  Prices range from 9 to 12 plus tax.

This catalogue shows that in 1961 Brimar were still using the Red, yellow and black colour theme.  Typical late 50's/early 60's overlap colour design but notice that they chose to outline CRTs, glass and (the much earlier) metal base valves.

 

Brimar Valves Obtainable from Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd,
Valve Works
Foots Cray, Kent
Telephone: FOOTS CRAY 3333
Telegrams: BRIMAR PHONE FOOTSCRAY

Ref P62/47

 

Brimar Valves Obtainable from Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd,
Valve Works
Foots Cray, Kent
Telephone: FOOTS CRAY 3333
Grams: BRIMAR PHONE FOOTSCRAY

Ref B.2 50m/8/49

 

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