Radio Gramophone Development, often shortened to R.G.D, was one of just a couple of British manufacturers specialising in building radio, gramophone and television equipment of the very highest quality. Makers of the 1046 radiogram pictured right with its renowned amplifier, and some of the most advanced high fidelity reproducers from the heyday of radio, this illustrious manufacturer started production in 1929, and was finally taken over in 1952.
This website features pictures of exhibits in the R.G.D. Museum collection, including table radio receivers, console receivers, more than thirty radiograms and a selection of televisions manufactured by R.G.D. before their takeover in 1952. The R.G.D. Museum is a non profit-making private collection, and is always seeking to add further examples. Items sought include service data, advertising materials, accessories, catalogues etc as well as actual radios, radiograms and televisions. Please see the Wanted page for more details.
The buttons on the menu bar (always at the left) access lists and line sketches of most of the models manufactured by R.G.D. You can also view dozens of examples in the R.G.D. Museum collection, contribute to the survival stats register, and read about triode valves which were a dominant feature in R.G.D. amplifiers throughout the life of the company.
"R.G.D. - The focal point of interest and a source of unalloyed pleasure" 1933
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