Junior, Westmoreland Road London NW1, 1946-1947
Harold Dummer joined Pamphonic as a 15-year-old just after war ended, and went into the paint spray shop. He remembers well the trademark bright red paint, and the pint of milk a day they were given to counteract the paint dust. He must have been one of the first post-war employees.
He was paid 3d (3 old pence) an hour for a 45 hour week, plus 5 hours overtime. Due to a miners’ strike huge army generators were moved to Westmoreland Road to keep the factory running.
He remembers working alongside Chris Freeman, a boy of the same age, from the same school, who worked assembling the valve amplifiers.
(email exchanges in 2016, when Harold was 85)