Formed by two young engineers, P. C. Collier and G. H. Beale. Percy Collier was also one of NZ's first amateur radio operators (licenced as 2AP in 1923). Active manufacturers of sound systems and radio transmitters as well as radios. Responsible for the design of the venerable ZC1 military transciever. In 1954 General Electric (USA) gained a majority shareholding. In the late 50's until 1966 C&B manufactured Sony transistor radios under licence as the Sony Pacemaker. When TV was introduced C&B partnered with Admiral in the US but this was not successful and the brand never caught on - production ceased after a few years. By 1973 GEC (NZ) Ltd took over the company and it disappeared.