JMI at the Association of Public Address Engineers' Exhibition, March 1964

The Kings Head Hotel, Harrow

The King's Head Hotel, Harrow, venue for the Exhibition. The halls (upper and lower) are to the left of the main hotel building - far left in the photo above.

In 1964, Jennings Musical Industries took part in the Exhibition (an annual event) mounted by the Association of Public Address Engineers at the King's Head Hotel in Harrow, to the north west of London. The company was at the time in the process of extending its range of equipment.

An insider's view of the booming Public Address business will doubtless have been extremely useful to JMI. Indeed, various new things came into being in the months after the show, made ready in time for the at the Russell Hotel in London, August '64.

The principal item that JMI chose to demonstrate at Harrow in 1964 (and again in 1965) was the Vox Radio Microphone unit (new to the catalogue in 1962).

Vox Radio Microphone, Beat Instrumental magazine, 14th June, 1964

"Beat Instrumental" magazine, 14th June, 1964. See also the page from the catalogue at the foot of this page.

Below, some shots from a copy of the catalogue of the event, tightly bound by the British Library. The pages are uniformly green, not variegated as the photos might suggest.

Catalogue of the 1964 Exhibition.

Vox at the Exhibition of Public Address Engineers, March 1964

Vox at the Exhibition of Public Address Engineers, March 1964

Vox at the Exhibition of Public Address Engineers, March 1964

Vox at the Exhibition of Public Address Engineers, March 1964

The JMI stands were 62-65. Fi-Cord International had 61; 66-69 were Tannoy.

Vox at the Exhibition of Public Address Engineers, March 1964

"Wireless World" magazine, March 1964.

Vox Catalogue (Catalog), February 1964

Above, a page from the catalogue of early 1964. The G.P.O. was the "General Post Office", which regulated use of the airwaves (ie. wireless frequencies).

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