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peter_scott 25th Feb 2021 6:31 pm

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and my father holding his camera.
Bolex twin lens standard eight by the look of it.

Twin lens yes but Rolleiflex 2" square format rather than Bolex.

Peter

emeritus 25th Feb 2021 8:28 pm

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I just had a look through my collection of early 1950's leaflets, but the only ones showing a TV in a room setting are these from 1952.

Nb I took the colour ones in landscape mode but they have ended up here in portrait for some reason and I can't get my phone to present them properly.

Panrock 26th Feb 2021 10:25 am

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Across the pond now... to 1939 and the RCA TRK-5.

Someone mentioned to me that the type of chair shown here is also in fashion today.

Steve

peter_scott 26th Feb 2021 11:33 am

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Staying with RCA but a TRK12. Not exactly a domestic environment but with people seated in front of it.

Peter

Panrock 26th Feb 2021 12:06 pm

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Band I for hundreds of miles up there?

Staying in 1939, back to Blighty and this HMV. The 'coming season' was to hold a lot more than the introduction of more receivers into homes...

It often seems strange to me how 'modern' the immediate pre-war designs looked. This set could have been made any time up to about 1952. Though the pre-war sets were heavier to lug about.

Steve

HamishBoxer 26th Feb 2021 1:01 pm

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Rolliflex 2.8 or 3.5 Planar I thought ?

peter_scott 26th Feb 2021 1:26 pm

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Originally Posted by HamishBoxer (Post 1346607)
Rolliflex 2.8 or 3.5 Planar I thought ?

I can't remember but probably the 3.5.

P.

Panrock 26th Feb 2021 1:30 pm

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Back to 1936 now, and this family have got in early, with a GEC in their library...

Steve

peter_scott 26th Feb 2021 1:37 pm

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Critic Alan Hunter (below with his wife and dog) was very pleased with his HMV 901 in March 1938.

peter_scott 26th Feb 2021 2:12 pm

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A Bush TV128 in the first flat that we bought in 1973. I think I pulled the set out of a skip. The stand it's sitting on was the base of a broken office chair.

Peter

FERNSEH 26th Feb 2021 3:21 pm

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It's been in possession almost sixty-one years now and my Pye FV1 still continues to give good service.
The old Pye still keeps going but the Perdio Portorama is a very unreliable set.

The brochure tells us that the Pye FV1 is the TV set everybody wants.

As the set's first owner lived in the Newcastle area it's likely the set was initially tuned to the Holme Moss transmitter.

DFWB.

peter_scott 26th Feb 2021 3:23 pm

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A couple more family scenes.

HamishBoxer 26th Feb 2021 3:37 pm

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A Murphy and an Ekco ?

merlinmaxwell 26th Feb 2021 3:48 pm

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OT for clarification and admitting my mistake, the camera was a Rolleiflex not a Bolex. My excuse is that I had both in the past.

Back on topic (I have mentioned this before, still fun) when I was 12 or so Grandad asked me to look at his telly (some rental colour job) on a Sunday afternoon, the colour had gone so he took the back off and twiddled all the convergence knobs. The picture was a right mess. I had to do a reasonable convergence adjustment from programme material only (fun???) so the hire company didn't charge him for "fiddling".

As it turned out there was a simple fault to find and the service chap didn't mind about the "fiddling", probably down to Grandmas suburb rock cakes and tea (and maybe a drop of Grandpas Whiskey)! I still wonder to this day what went on his timesheet.

Panrock 26th Feb 2021 4:03 pm

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A happy pair on the screen.

They're happy because the awful original insides of this Baird Townsman have been stripped out and replaced with much better ones - from a Bush TV24A.

Steve

mark pirate 26th Feb 2021 6:04 pm

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A Murphy and an Ekco ?
The first picture is an Ultra W570, second picture is a Murphy 136C, I must get back to mine soon....

:beer:
Mark

Panrock 26th Feb 2021 6:25 pm

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Question: What is the set in the second picture of post 32?

Thanks. S

Heatercathodeshort 26th Feb 2021 8:31 pm

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I wondered at that one. My thoughts are Masteradio or a Philips 1502. J.

Heatercathodeshort 26th Feb 2021 8:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Panrock (Post 1346661)
A happy pair on the screen.

They're happy because the awful original insides of this Baird Townsman have been stripped out and replaced with much better ones - from a Bush TV24A.
Steve

That's the way to do it J.

peter_scott 26th Feb 2021 8:43 pm

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Perhaps a Mullard MTS 521??

http://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/mullard/mullard.htm

Peter.


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