1984 Radio Rentals

Radio Rentals was formed in 1932 to rent out radio sets by Percy Perring-Thoms with a turnover in the first year of £780. It later moved into televisions and ultimately video recorders. In 1965 it merged with RentaSet, Joseph Robinson’s similarly formed company. Then in 1968 it was acquired by Thorn Electrical Industries and joined with Thorn’s DER chain (founded 1938) as part of Thorn Television Rentals (TTR) though the two companies were run completely separately with different staff and vehicles etc. In 1980 TTR and thus Radio Rentals became part of the mergedThorn-EMI, and in 2000 it merged with Granada Limited to form boxclever. The company still trades as Radio Rentals in Australia.

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1984 Radio Rentals

1984 Radio Rentals advert from 1984.

Radio Rentals was formed in 1932 to rent out radio sets. It later moved into televisions and ultimately video players. In 1968 it was acquired by Thorn Electrical Industries and merged with its DER chain (founded 1938), and in 2000 it merged with Granada Limited to form boxclever. The company still trades as Radio Rentals in Australia.

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Thorn EMI Computer Software

A UK commercial from Thorn EMI promoting the use of their Computer Software from 1985.

Thorn EMI was a major British company involved in consumer electronics, music, defence and retail. It was created in October 1977 when Thorn Electrical Industries merged with EMI to form one of the largest operating companies in the United Kingdom.

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