Twentieth Century Electronics Limited 1945 - 1978

industry:
Manufacturer of Geiger-Müller tubes,
Manufacturer of cathode ray tubes,
Manufacturer of optic and radiation sensors
Nationality:
British
based:
Kent, England, United Kingdom

1945 - manufacturer of cathode ray tubes and radiation and optical sensing equipment; founded by Gilbert Tomes and Alec Tidmarsh;

1949 - became limited company in 1949 with Tomes as sole owner;

1953 - moved to Croydon, pioneering work in neutron detectors;

1978 - company name changed to Centronic Ltd;

early 1990s - ceased manufacture of photomultipliers, cathode ray tubes and mass spectormeters;

2000 - management buyout

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