GATES TURNTABLES: What happened?

We are told ...

Founded in 1922 in Illinois, USA, to manufacture radio receivers for consumer use, but within a few years started to supply the broadcast and professional entertainment markets and exited the consumer market altogether before the end of the decade. While best known for their transcription turntables a concept that the company actually invented in 1926, they manufactured a mind boggling variety of products ranging from microphones and specialised tape recorders to radio transmitters. Bought by the Harris Corp. in 1957 and is now the Harris Broadcast Communications Division, oddly enough the company sometimes uses the Gates name for it's radio transmitters.

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