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Old 17th Jul 2020, 9:38 pm   #21
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Interesting pictures. The MK1 that I referred to also had the control desk, complete with monochrome monitor. The controls on the desk were very limited.
There were a couple of P.O. type lever switches for PLUGE etc, and also for Sepmag/Sepopt switching of the audio. I think there was also an overall lift & gain. There was also a built-in Serviscope,(Part of Tektronix Ltd.) rack-mounted 'scope, used as a waveform monitor.

I can at present only remember one name from the Rank Cintel team, that was Gary O'connor. There are others, but my memory banks are a little tired at this time of the day!

At one point in my long career in broadcast & scientific/industrial TV, I worked for a division within the Rank Organisation that designed/installed/maintained television & audio systems. This was how I became involved in maintaining & installing TK, amongst other things.
I will try & find the Cintel TK brochures if I can.

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Old 18th Jul 2020, 12:19 am   #22
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You could often see the result of the TC operator frantically "tariffing" the colour balance of the lowlights. More often during the final programme of the night. Perhaps it was because I was more likely to see it in a dark viewing room, but just possibly an inexperienced engineer rostered at a late hour? (Granada TV).
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 9:42 am   #23
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I believe another member was John Kerr, who from memory could drink prodigious amounts of Guinness without effect.

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Old 19th Jul 2020, 8:55 pm   #24
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Mmm - Rank Cintel were in Ware. Rank Xerox in Welwyn Garden City.
Only my memory from back then..
I worked at Rank Xerox - photocopiers.
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I presume this would be item 418 in this catalogue?

https://www.ppauctions.com/assets/au...1193332400.pdf

Perhaps if you were to contact them and ask nicely they might give you the information you would like?
I've passed this on. Thanks.
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Old 21st Jul 2020, 7:23 pm   #26
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I believe another member was John Kerr, who from memory could drink prodigious amounts of Guinness without effect.

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Thanks for that, you've just revived my memory!
One of the other names that I was trying to recall, was indeed John Kerr.

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