UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Powered By Google Custom Search Vintage Radio Service Data

Go Back   UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum > General Vintage Technology > General Vintage Technology Discussions

Notices

General Vintage Technology Discussions For general discussions about vintage radio and other vintage electronics etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 19th Feb 2020, 1:59 am   #1
bionicmerlin
Pentode
 
bionicmerlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.
Posts: 209
Default Electrical installation by D. Gedye

I picked up this nice sign a few weeks ago at a flea market. It’s obviously a blank sign supplied by the cable manufacturer for the contractor to put his own name on. I would guess it dates from the later part of the 60s.
I wondered if anyone had any information about this company. It appears doing a internet search that their main business was as Radio and Television Engineers. Andy
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	233149A8-A7C7-4422-A7B1-1AA1716BADBC.jpg
Views:	219
Size:	57.2 KB
ID:	199280  
bionicmerlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Feb 2020, 1:41 am   #2
jamesperrett
Octode
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Liss, Hampshire, UK.
Posts: 1,088
Default Re: Electrical installation by D. Gedye

Up until a couple of months ago I lived in Alresford and Derek Gedye's shop was still at the same address when we moved in. In fact I think it only closed down three or four years ago - it certainly survived much longer than most independent radio/TV shops. I think his daughter then opened a fitness shop in the same premises but that closed down recently too.
jamesperrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th Feb 2020, 1:07 am   #3
bionicmerlin
Pentode
 
bionicmerlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.
Posts: 209
Default Re: Electrical installation by D. Gedye

Thanks for the information James . Any history that goes with things is good to know. Andy.
bionicmerlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2020, 10:32 am   #4
red16v
Hexode
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Winchester, Hampshire, UK.
Posts: 275
Default Re: Electrical installation by D. Gedye

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesperrett View Post
Up until a couple of months ago I lived in Alresford and Derek Gedye's shop was still at the same address when we moved in. In fact I think it only closed down three or four years ago - it certainly survived much longer than most independent radio/TV shops. I think his daughter then opened a fitness shop in the same premises but that closed down recently too.
What a coincidence until a few years ago I lived up the road from Alresford and knew the shop well. As you say it was an independent electrical supply and repair shop. I found the prices quite high, perhaps so did everyone else given the internet era and thatís why it closed. They also had an electrical installation side of the business based in another workshop in ĎThe Deaní down the road and I used them quite often to carry out installation work at our house. Thatís gone too, but the premises are now used (owned?) by another electrical installation company that I also used to use.
red16v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2020, 3:00 pm   #5
bionicmerlin
Pentode
 
bionicmerlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warminster, Wiltshire, UK.
Posts: 209
Default Re: Electrical installation by D. Gedye

Thanks for the info red. It’s always nice to know a bit of information behind the things i collect Andy
bionicmerlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 6:32 am.


All information and advice on this forum is subject to the WARNING AND DISCLAIMER located at https://www.vintage-radio.net/rules.html.
Failure to heed this warning may result in death or serious injury to yourself and/or others.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2020, Paul Stenning.