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peter_scott 27th Feb 2021 5:26 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by Heatercathodeshort (Post 1347085)
I've only seen one in the flesh, at a jumble sale about the time Apache was a hit record with the Shadows and it was too big to haul home...Happy days. John.

1960, archetypal Shadows number. :thumbsup:

greg_simons 27th Feb 2021 6:44 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by Panrock (Post 1345828)
Here's another, not-so-tranquil, home scene from around 1953. The gent with a pipe is about to throw a brick at the screen, which lies ready by the side of his armchair - so he must have already been expecting the trouble with interference. He also must have a lot of dough... CRTs were not cheap!

Steve

Is that a still from the interference suppressor film?, the brick magically trashes a nearby austin seven!.
Greg.

Panrock 27th Feb 2021 7:10 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
Yes Greg. The very same film you dropped round to collect.

Steve

beery 27th Feb 2021 10:35 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by Panrock (Post 1347091)
£102 18s. Strewth!

That's a ridiculous amount of money for the time.
What did you get with your money for an early Phillips /Mullard set?
Factor "D" apparently...

A pleasing cabinet.
A well designed if unusual circuit.
A good CRT and valves, but no the normal types that a TV engineer would have in stock.
Strange tag strips that break when you try to unsolder components.
Components seemingly randomly joined together with little coils of tinned copper wire.
Those nasty tar capacitors that go dead short.
Obeselete wet electrolytics which leak from the top.
And in the service manual, a component layout diagram that looks like it was drawn by a five year old.

The folks in the picture should make the most of the entertainment provided by the tuning signal, it may be all they get to see before it breaks down!

Cheers
Andy

SteveCG 28th Feb 2021 10:07 am

Re: Television in the Home
 
A fascinating collection of 'photos gents! More Televisors than "you can shake a stick at".

Panrock 28th Feb 2021 10:35 am

Re: Television in the Home
 
... but not 'throw a brick at'. :)

Steve

Panrock 28th Feb 2021 11:00 am

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What type of set is this - causing so much excitement? From 1953.

Steve

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 11:12 am

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TRK12 and RR359

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 11:35 am

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Ekco tsc102.

Sorry, I don't know how to overcome the forum automatic de-capitalisation.

Boulevardier 28th Feb 2021 11:46 am

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by peter_scott (Post 1347299)
TRK12 and RR359

#88 - I notice that the armchair chap in 2nd photo has the brick ready on table beside him.

Mike

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 11:47 am

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Einheitsempfänger

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 11:48 am

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by Boulevardier (Post 1347315)

#88 - I notice that the armchair chap in 2nd photo has the brick ready on table beside him.

Mike

Indeed! Clearly held back by the presence of his daughter.

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 11:56 am

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Telefunken FE VI

Panrock 28th Feb 2021 11:56 am

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Jasmine Bligh on the screen in 1940. By then televisions had become futuristic... ;)

Steve

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 11:59 am

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Who's the guy? Arthur Askey??

Panrock 28th Feb 2021 12:03 pm

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Yes. The film: Band Waggon.

Here are three more, believed to be from 1939. The sets?

Steve

Dave Moll 28th Feb 2021 12:11 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by Panrock (Post 1347283)
... but not 'throw a brick at'. :)

Steve

... nor to set fire to! :-)
(Scroll down just over half way.)

Radio Wrangler 28th Feb 2021 12:11 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by peter_scott (Post 1347319)
Indeed! Clearly held back by the presence of his daughter.

She's using her youthfully acute vision to spot the first sign of interference. Her brother will be out of shot ready to whip the curtains open ready for dad with his brick. Obviously a common family scene of the period.

I must say that not only do these photos show a period when people on the television got dressed properly, their audiences did too!

David

peter_scott 28th Feb 2021 12:26 pm

Re: Television in the Home
 
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Originally Posted by Panrock (Post 1347329)
Yes. The film: Band Waggon.

Here are three more, believed to be from 1939. The sets?

Steve

Bush P63 in the third image?? But what about the first two?

Peter

Panrock 28th Feb 2021 12:30 pm

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Three white knobs and four...

But are these sets of different make?

Steve


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