E K Cole Limited 1926 - 1960
- Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
1926 - EKCO founded by Eric Kirkham Cole (1901-1966);
1960 - Ekco merged with Pye to form British Electronic Industries Ltd.; from 1926 manufactured radios; quickly branched out into Bakelite production (for cases);
1935 - invested in Scophony Ltd, mechanical television system; wartime prodcution of radar and military wireless sets; post war television and car radio production, absorbed into conglomerate in 1973; plastics arm continued as Lin Pac Mouldings Limited.