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Old 30th Jun 2020, 9:34 pm   #1
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Default Yet another TV to identify...

Quite by chance I caught an episode of 'Bless this House' this morning. Sid was watching a bit of errm, well, sort of softcore porn, this being on at lunchtime,
But as it was the 1970s I suppose we shouldn't be surprised...

Anyway what was Sid's TV? My guess would be a Thorn either an 950 or an early 1400?
The set isn't a model I recognise though I am just going on the control knobs and the general look of the thing.

The set looks a bit wide in the picture but I think that's down to the aspect ratio of the original programme it looked as if it had been stretched to fit a modern screen rather than transmit it with gaps either side.

Does anyone recognise the set? The programme was first shown in 1973 so either way Sid's telly was a few years old. A lot of viewers had 'gone colour' by then.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 10:32 pm   #2
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Default Re: Yet another TV to identify...

It's a Ferguson branded 1400. That's all I know but I hope it helps

Edit: Possibly a 2497, but not 100% sure

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Old 30th Jun 2020, 11:12 pm   #3
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Default Re: Yet another TV to identify...

He's right you know! (well nearly)

Seems to be a Ferguson 19" 3646

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...34&postcount=1

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Well done: I wouldn't have known myself but the knobs did look a bit 'Thorney'!

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Old 30th Jun 2020, 11:29 pm   #4
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Default Re: Yet another TV to identify...

I would concur, undoubtedly Thorn 1400 chassis. Your Sony seems to be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g 4:3 material to fit the screen!
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 11:31 pm   #5
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That's the set! The 1400 certainly had a lot of cabinet styles, badge engineering must have been at it's height in the 1960s!

The 1400 also seems to have had a fair production run as well. They were plagued with intercarrier buzz which got really bad on the odd occasion that captions were used. Thorn issued a fair few mods to cure this but there was no complete cure, most sets suffered to a degree. Considering how long the chassis was in production you would have thought they would have cured it at some point...
Well I suppose they did on the end, they released the 1500!
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Old 1st Jul 2020, 3:15 am   #6
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He's right you know!
I'm surprised too!

Found this, which is saved as a 2497 (If you look at the tab up top) which is where I got my number from

Had no clue otherwise

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