Ericsson Telephones Limited (ETL) was a British telephone equipment
manufacturer based in Beeston.
The company was founded as British L. M.
Ericsson Manufacturing Co.
Ltd. in 1903 as a joint-venture between the National Telephone Company
(NTC) and L. M.
Ericsson of Sweden (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M.
National Telephone Company
National Telephone Company had established a factory in Beeston in
1901, and from 1903 this became ETL's manufacturing site.
After the National Telephone Company's operations were taken over by
General Post Office
General Post Office in 1912, the company became solely owned by
It was renamed to
Ericsson Telephones Limited in 1926.
In 1948, ETL become completely independent of L. M. Ericsson. L. M.
Ericsson then formed the Swedish
Ericsson Company Limited to
maintain a trading presence in the UK (for overseas sales, for example
to the Commonwealth, although in 1948 L. M.
Ericsson agreed with
ETL not manufacture in the UK for 20 years, and sold its ETL
ETL remained an independent company until 1961, when it was acquired
Plessey and ceased to exist as a separate brand.
^ Registered in England, company number 555391
^ Registered in England, company number 416828
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