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Old 27th Feb 2021, 5:26 pm   #81
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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.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 6:44 pm   #82
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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!

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Is that a still from the interference suppressor film?, the brick magically trashes a nearby austin seven!.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 7:10 pm   #83
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Yes Greg. The very same film you dropped round to collect.

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Old 27th Feb 2021, 10:35 pm   #84
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£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!

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 10:07 am   #85
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A fascinating collection of 'photos gents! More Televisors than "you can shake a stick at".
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... but not 'throw a brick at'.

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

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 11:12 am   #88
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TRK12 and RR359
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 11:35 am   #89
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Ekco tsc102.

Sorry, I don't know how to overcome the forum automatic de-capitalisation.
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 11:46 am   #90
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#88 - I notice that the armchair chap in 2nd photo has the brick ready on table beside him.

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 11:48 am   #92
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#88 - I notice that the armchair chap in 2nd photo has the brick ready on table beside him.

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Indeed! Clearly held back by the presence of his daughter.
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 11:56 am   #93
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Jasmine Bligh on the screen in 1940. By then televisions had become futuristic...

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Who's the guy? Arthur Askey??
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 12:03 pm   #96
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Yes. The film: Band Waggon.

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

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 12:11 pm   #97
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... but not 'throw a brick at'.

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... nor to set fire to!
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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!

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 12:26 pm   #99
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Yes. The film: Band Waggon.

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

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

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 12:30 pm   #100
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Three white knobs and four...

But are these sets of different make?

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