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Request for comments[edit]

Hello. I propose that this article gets merged into an article on the Mullard Space Science Laboratory that I am writing. It would fit well in the History section. I should have the article mostly done in a couple of days. Rob 05:20, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I strongly disagree. I work at a semiconductors factory that in former times was called Mullard Limited. Hiding Mullard in the page for the Space Science lab would be a retrograde step. It would detract from the history of Mullard as a significant British business that was owned by Philips since the 1920s. DFH 18:00, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Also, before making such suggestions, it is always a good idea to first look at the "What links here" link for the article (on the left hand of the window). Similarly, check the article categories, to see whether there is a close enough match with the categories for the other article. I suspect you didn't do either. DFH 18:08, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

The "valves" hyperlink in paragraph 1 should point to the "vacuum tubes" (thermionic valves) article, not to the general article on fluid/gas regulator valves. Just a thought.205.196.178.245 17:44, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Done, but you could have done it yourself. Register and participate. DFH 18:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Also disagree. Mullard has an interesting history as a manufacturer and deserves its own page. --Heron 19:08, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
also Disagree. Mullard was a manufacturing organisation. The two other Mullards that I know of, MRAO CAmbridge and MSSL/UCL are both independent University Research organisations which merely share the name Mullard for historical reasons. Matt Whyndham 16:18, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
another disagree per above. GlassFET 16:16, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Article expanded[edit]

I lived in Rawtenstall during the early 1970s & there was a Mullard factory there which is not mentioned in this article. I am not sure if it was still operating at that time or if it is still there, but you can read a brief article on this web page with backgrund to its origins.

http://www.therossendalefreepress.co.uk/nostalgia/s/206/206856_padded_up_for_first_knock.html

Mullard (under the holding compnay of Philips) history as a manufacturer in the UK has nothing to do with a Mullard Space Science Lab[edit]

Also, the famous Blackburn factory, where the classic EL34, ECC83, EL84, etc. tubes/valves were produced isn't mentioned. Another tube/valve factory of importance that wasn't mentioned is Mitcham. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.152.133.3 (talk) 21:12, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Mullard house[edit]

This is not now the UCL Engineering building. It is 1-19 Torrington place. Where does such misinformation come from? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.132.158.221 (talk) 05:56, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Mullard in Southport[edit]

There were two factories in Southport at one time - neither making the traditional Mullard thermionic devices. There was a small factory in the Blowick area which produced core memory and a larger factory in Crossens producing magnetic materials and components - both permanent magnets and non permanent ones. The core memory factory closed around the time computers stopped using that type of memory, and the other factory operated until about ten years ago. Soarhead77 (talk) 13:07, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

mullard valve in most homes in the uk but no mention here ?[edit]

just a thought

mullard made millions of television crts but nothing in this article

keith the engineer — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.13.86.103 (talk) 04:22, 16 August 2011 (UTC)