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Old 10th Apr 2020, 11:53 am   #38
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Default Re: B&O Capri 606 TV (17") restoration

Arena was the brand of a Danish HiFi manufacturer: Hede Nielsen Fabriker A/S, of Horsens.
It was bought by the Rank Organisation in 1970, following a serious fire.
Thereafter, in the UK, Arena products were often branded as Rank Arena or Bush Arena.
The recently rebuilt Horsens factory was closed in 1973, following heavy losses.
Rank Radio International (RRI) continued to use the Arena brand, but usually as Rank Arena or Bush Arena. The heavily loss making RRI was closed down in 1982.

H J Leak & Company was taken over by Rank Organisation in January 1969. Production soon relocated from their west London site to the Wharfedale factory in Idle, Yorkhire.

Wharfedale Wireless Work became a part of the Rank Organisation in 1959 and in 1966, it was renamed Rank Wharfedale Ltd. Wharfedale was sold by Rank in the early 1980ís.
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