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Old 24th Feb 2021, 5:47 pm   #21
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A picture of an early 50s Decca in the lounge (not the projection one) and Pye 838 pre-war radiogram in the dining room. Also picture of Pye test card. The Pye is the same year as the house .
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 6:56 pm   #22
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... and Pye 838 pre-war radiogram in the dining room. Also picture of Pye test card. The Pye is the same year as the house .
This is rare indeed! The screen in the Pye 838 cabinet looks intriguingly out-of-its-time somehow. That picture is very good, particularly if the works are original.

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Completely rebuilt and written up in the BVWS bulletin Autumn/Winter 2007.
That's an exceptionally nice example of a TV22, Ian! The nearest I can get to the TV22 in a room setting is this scene taken of the Retrovisor in the Geffrye Museum in the '90s. The man in the white coat is Bryan Webb, much missed since having had a fatal accident a few years ago.

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Old 24th Feb 2021, 7:03 pm   #23
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whats Carol doing on the 838..........

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Old 24th Feb 2021, 9:51 pm   #24
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A bit more modern but my Philips in the Dining room/ cats room
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 9:58 pm   #25
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2nd living room I try to keep everything 1930s- 1970s
Showing my ITT/KB set
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 10:18 pm   #26
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Yes the 838 has a particularly good tube. It's all original apart from the eht rectifier which is a silicon diode as the eht rec heater winding was breaking down (as they always do on that transformer)
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 11:11 pm   #27
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Hi All,
Well I'm not sure I can present a forward view of the lounge just yet with a four year old's detritus everywhere.

However you may be interested to see what has become my zoom background during lockdown!

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 8:24 am   #28
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Here's a well-known showbiz family from 1938 or 9. Name the set.
Ekco TS701.


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Old 25th Feb 2021, 8:42 am   #29
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Despite having over 50 vintage sets, my Alba TR9874 from 1952/3 is my daily driver.


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Old 25th Feb 2021, 10:34 am   #30
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From a 1959 early stereo LP cover. RUSS CONWAY 'Family Favourites'
Columbia EMI.
The TV is an HMV [of course] model 1870. This is the HMV version of the Ferguson 406T. J.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 10:44 am   #31
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From a 1959 early stereo LP cover. RUSS CONWAY 'Family Favourites'
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The TV is an HMV [of course] model 1870. This is the HMV version of the Ferguson 406T. J.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 11:39 am   #32
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John's most recent image, with the set rather naughtily changed to a Bush TV85.

And a traditional family gathering around the new set.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 11:50 am   #33
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Not my family home but an uncle and aunt and my father holding his camera. My aunt receives the signal without a television set.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 11:55 am   #34
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No fewer than two of those subjects are wearing headgear. And the female looks like she may be from Mars.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 12:31 pm   #35
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 1:24 pm   #36
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Here are some more,
The first is an unknown rental set at my late Gran's house in Weymouth. The little girl is my cousin together with my Aunt. The extra legs belong to my Gran.

The second photo is at my parents' place in the mid 80's. Polly that Cat was trying to catch figure skaters on the CVC5.

The third photo is a little different. You can't see much of the room the set is in, but this giant Invicta was found squeezed into the lounge of a small London flat. This was pictured in 2001 when I helped Mikey to recover it.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 1:34 pm   #37
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The unknown rental set above looks very like a 24" Thorn 1400 in disguise.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 3:52 pm   #38
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Here's a confessional photo taken in 1979 or 1980. The GEC 2028?? 22" set was the first colour TV I ever bought (from an ex-rental pile). That's not the embarrassment though. If you look to the right of it below the Christmas tree is the bottom half of an HMV 1808. When as a teenager I gave up trying to get it working I cut the top off and mounted a Collaro Studio tape deck on it making use of a bought in tape recorder amplifier and the original HMV speaker. I suppose there is one other slight confession; the TV stand is an upturned wooden stool of the boxy type with slot for a hand hold in the top.

We got our daughter indoctrinated with masculine toys from an early age but she still didn't turn into a technocrat.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 5:27 pm   #39
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This is in a spare bedroom. Inside the Bush exterior I have fitted the innards from a Thompson battery/mains colour portable plus a Goodman's digibox. The left hand knob is a hard on/off volume control. The right hand control is a rotary digiitisor with a push to make switch. In the neutral position it connects to the digibox 'channel up' switch, when you push it, it operates a relay which selects the 'channel down' . So I can control the basic functions of on/off, volume and channel change without resorting to the remote control- though that works as well. There is actually room in there for a 12v motor cycle battery so with the addition of a 3,3v, 5v and 12v regulators for the digibox, the whole thing could be mains/battery, but that is a step too far perhaps!
I would never resort to gutting a vintage tv to make this, but someone had already done it and was selling the case on Ebay. I suppose I am still accessory to the crime by buying it. In my defence I fitted everything with no mods to the original Bush case so it could always revert back to its former glory one day.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 5:29 pm   #40
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Bolex twin lens standard eight by the look of it.
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