- This article is about the UK radio manufacturer.
For the South African community radio station, see Bush Radio .
Bush Radio reproduction of 1959 TR82
Bush Radio was a British radio manufacturing
company, and one of the most famous names on early British radios
A design icon of the early transistor radios.
The company was founded in 1932, from the remains of the 'Amplion
' company that made horn loudspeakers, as a
subsidiary of the Gaumont British Picture
. The brand name comes from their Shepherd's Bush
Bush became part of the Rank
empire in the 1940s.
The Bush TR82 transistor radio, designed by Ogle Design
, and launched in 1959, is regarded
as an icon of early radio design.
The first radio to use the Ogle cabinet design was the MB60, a
battery/mains valve set from 1957-59.
The original Bush Radio company merged with Murphy Radio
on 4 June 1962, and the Bush name
disappeared from the British market during the 1980s. However, since the
purchase of the brand by Alba plc
in 1986, it has once again become common, being used primarily on
electronic goods produced in China.