A British brand famous for the design and manufacturing of turntables throughout the 1950’s, ’60’s and 70’s, The Garrard Engineering and Manufacturing Company was formed in London by the Crown Jeweller’s Gerrard & Co. in 1915.  Moving to Swindon, Wiltshire in 1919/1920, the company went on to develop some of audio’s most iconic turntables, namely the 301 and 401 transcription turntables. Sold to electronics conglomerate Plessey in 1960, the company continued to develop audio products until it was sold to Gradiente Electronics of Brazil in 1979.  R&D continued in Swindon until the mid-90s, when the British company closed its doors.  Since 1997, Loricraft Audio has been using the Garrard brand name under license from Gradiente until April 2018, when the brand was purchased by SME Limited.

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