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Old 27th Feb 2021, 4:29 pm   #77
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Default Re: Television in the Home

Originally Posted by red16v View Post
Originally Posted by Panrock View Post
Back to 1936 now, and this family have got in early, with a GEC in their library...

Would those library books be the manuals that went with it?
That GEC picture from 1936 always seemed 'provincial posh' to me (1st pic - repeated here). After all, it's not every 1930s home that has a library. And you need to be a member of the educated class to have a new GEC. This could be in someone's castle.

But I doubt there'd be room for such a large library in the GEC house from 1939 (2nd pic)... distinctly suburban.

Meanwhile, over at Philips in 1939, we have this upmarket pair 'looking into it'... not provincial, more 'West End posh' (3rd pic).

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