Roberts is a consumer electronics limited company now based in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England. It has been producing radios for over 80 years. Initially the company only traded in the United Kingdom, but now exports worldwide. The company was initially based in central London, near Oxford Circus and then at Rathbone Place, but moved to East Molesey in 1941. In 1962, the company had a purpose-built factory constructed in West Molesey, and still retains premises in the area. The company has been granted three Royal warrants in its own right, and one via the purchase of Dynatron Radio Ltd, in 1981. The company was founded in 1932 by Harry Roberts and Leslie Bidmead They financed the down payment on a small factory by selling Bidmead's motorbike. The first models featured a distinctive Aladdin's lamp fretwork loudspeaker grille, but by the late 1930s the company had settled on an upright box shape set covered in coloured leathercloth with fabric loudspeaker grille - a style that they would keep to and evolve slowly with each progressive model. The company was the first UK manufacturer to market a radio containing an Integrated Circuit. The RIC1 model of 1968 used the TAD100 I.C. from Mullard. This model's status was further enhanced by releasing limited numbers in special finish leather cloths through dealers like Harrods of London.