Jerrold Amplifier

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The company was founded by Pennsylvania governor Milton Jerrold Shapp (the company name came from his middle name) in 1950. The company was one of the earliest pioneers of cable television. The company headquarters was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Milton Shapp sold Jerrold to General Instrument in 1967 and the Jerrold brand name was still used on equipment into the 1990s.

In the late 1990s, the Jerrold name went out of use, and General Instrument merged with Motorola becoming the Motorola Connected Home Solutions division. Motorola Connected Home Solutions was acquired by Arris in 2012. The equipment was popular with many cable pirates by then and by 2005, most cable companies have discontinued use of Jerrold equipment in favor of digital cable.