Gambrell Brothers Cabinet 3 Radio

Contributed by Tim Rich

Gambrell Brothers Cabinet 3 Radio

We were astonished when researching our family history to discover that my Great-grandfather's firm, the Gambrell Brothers, were pioneers in the electronics industry and had made the first radio which plugged into the mains in Britain - the Baby Grand - in 1926. We have been trying to find one ever since - the nearest we have got to getting one is this 1928 Gambrell Cabinet 3 which we bought on eBay! It is now a family heirloom.

Radio has been one of the most amazing inventions ever - news, company, entertainment, sport, educuation etc. We are proud our family has been part of those pioneering radio days.

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  • 1. At 16:22 on 17 May 2010, estre68132 wrote:

    I have a Gambrell cabinet, inherited from my ex-grandfather-in-law, when he died in 1982. I love it!

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  • 2. At 18:51 on 25 February 2011, Nigel wrote:

    My Gambrell is a TP3DC and probably the best looking Gambrell model ever produced. It was copied later on with the AC model (TP3AC) but Gambrell did not keep to the same cabinet lay out which was a shame. I would like mine to go to a museum or stay with the Gambrell family. It can be seen on a well known auction site. This has been in my family since new!

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