Shirley Laboratories Ltd 1954 - 1979

born in:
Worthing, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Shirley Laboratories Ltd was formed in 1954 by Arthur W. Wayne, a professional engineer, musician (he was a famous concert pianist), broadcasting star, and contributor to popular electronics publication "Wireless World."

Before setting up Shirley Laboratories, Wayne worked as a consultant in the field of acoustics. Wayne used his expertise in engineering, music and acoustics to build high-end, high-quality sound-reproduction electronic equipment, in particular amplifiers, radio tuners and electronic instruments. He mostly designed and built the devices himself.

The company seems to have produced professional and/or public address systems and domestic products.

The company moved to 3 Prospect Place, Worthing, Sussex around February 1957. The company ceased to operate in the early 1970s.