This Bush radio was designed by Letchworth design company Ogle.
David Ogle Ltd. was established in 1960 and based on Birds Hill. They designed and produced the Landspeeder and Y-Wing vehicles for the 1977 movie, ‘Star Wars’.
In addition, they were responsible for many iconic car designs, such as the Reliant Scimitar GTE and versions of the Mini, Riley 1.5 and Aston Martin V8. They also designed a ‘Popemobile’ for The Vatican.
In 1970 they designed the ‘Bond Bug’, a small orange three-wheeled car. Over two thousand were built and today they are collector’s items with their classic retro look. Ogle went on to design a more famous three-wheeled car, the Reliant Robin.
Ogle were also behind many iconic design classics, such as the Bush transistor radio, the original Chopper bicycle, the Cindico folding pushchair, the popular children’s game ‘Marble Madness’, and perhaps most importantly, the crash test dummy.