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Old 6th June 2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my company. I started in the business working for Drake Transformers, where I completed a full apprenticeship whilst going through collage, before ending up in the design office.

After 11 years, I moved to Dagnall Electronics where I was the engineering manager for 12 years. When Dagnall closed down in 2009, I set up on my own, offering a transformer design service, and I have formed very good relationships with a number of manufacturers.

One of those companies was able to purchase much of the Dagnall manufacturing plant, and employ several of the key manufacturing staff, and together we were able to continue to supply some of the Dagnall customers.

We had Dagnall design, Dagnall materials, Dagnall staff and Dagnall equipment. We were Dagnall in all but name. That all changed a few months ago, when I was able to register the Dagnall Electronics name, and the domain. So we're back, sort of.

I guess a lot of people on here will have heard of Dagnall, and I don't want to pretend to be something we're not. We are not the 50 year old UK transformer company that made transformers in the old dance hall in Cranfield, but we are very close to the 2009 company that administered in the UK and manufactured in Malta.

In the coming months we are planning on producing a standard range of audio transformers, and joining this forum seems a good way of conducting some market research. In return I hope to be able to offer some advice regarding audio transformers.


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Old 7th June 2011, 02:11 AM   #2
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Welcome sir. Always nice to have an(other) expert on hand.
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Old 7th June 2011, 02:18 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum...

Do you have a website?

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Old 7th June 2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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thanks for the welcome.

there is a website, but it's only one page, as we need to build it up quite a bit

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Old 7th June 2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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Was 'Clairtronic' your sister company? We used to buy toroidal output transformers for 100V speaker line operation untll they collapsed. I even had a visit to the factory in Malta.
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Old 7th June 2011, 01:16 PM   #6
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yes, we were a group of three

Dagnall was originally the manufacturing plant, but this gradually moved to Malta. Clairtronic was more the Argos end of the scale, with off the shelf products. Both UK companies ended up in the same building, with the same people answering the phones. it all got a bit messy.

the toroidal equipment/staff/designs are all safe, if you're interested?
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Old 1st November 2011, 03:18 AM   #7
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Hi, I have a Marshall JCM 900 100w high gain, and I need a output transformer ( C 3070) Dagnall number part. Could you tell me the price ? Thanks.
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Old 2nd February 2013, 08:02 AM   #8
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I did my apprenticeship at Dagnalls in Cranfield (now a small housing estate), from 1980.

After qualifying, I became the winding shop supervisor, then set up BS5750 quality system, then went to the design office. (just 2 designers) I did loads of work on the C3070 ! - (heat rise tests mainly) and many of my designs exist today in RS catalogues, and Marshall amps.

What a memory stir....
The older I get, the fitter I was !
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Old 2nd February 2013, 08:07 AM   #9
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Even got some pictures of the original factory somewhere !
The older I get, the fitter I was !

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Old 2nd February 2013, 08:34 AM   #10
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hi, had a look at your site, and all it says is; 'meet us at facebook'....ehh, what is facebook ? please don't tell me we are going to buy specialists tube amp transformers at facebook in the future
I would like to know more about your transformers, but its never going to be on facebook, thats for sure
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