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Old 10th Dec 2019, 10:01 pm   #1
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Default GEC 405 line TV Factory Coventry 1960

I don't think a link to this film has been posted before, apologies if it has. Subject as per title. All stages of manufacture.

https://www.google.com/search?q=gec+...obile&ie=UTF-8
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 10:37 pm   #2
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV Factory Coventry 1960

I remember going around this factory in Conventry with the Shrewsbury branch for the RTRA on a day trip. If I remember correctly it might have been a year B4 this video was made can't even remember the model being made at that time but I don't remember pc's , all hand wired .
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 10:41 pm   #3
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV Factory Coventry 1960

Great film, love the narrator, doesn't have the foggiest what he's on about but reads the script with due authority, i couldn't help but think of a certain mr harry Enfield doing one of his sketches!.
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 11:33 pm   #4
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV Factory Coventry 1960

covered already here:

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/....php?p=1182152

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Old 10th Dec 2019, 11:52 pm   #5
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV Factory Coventry 1960

One of the many films distributed free to members of the BVWS (https://www.bvws.org.uk/publications/bulletins/dvds.php).

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Old 11th Dec 2019, 10:48 am   #6
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV Factory Coventry 1960

Did you see the chap in final test thump the top of the set. We all did it in the workshop.
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 12:22 pm   #7
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Default 1960 GEC TV production in Coventry

Someone just posted this Utube video on a FB page that I belong to I thought some may find it interesting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGzu...hxa2fzuiZubx4w
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Default Re: 1960 GEC TV production in Coventry

Great film and thanks for the link but I think this has been posted before. J.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 12:50 pm   #9
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Default GEC 405 line TV manufacturing film, 1960

Here's an interesting film I found on You tube, GEC manufacturing of 405 line TV's in 1960.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGzu7vpowHY

Hope it's interesting to others as it was to me.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 1:15 pm   #10
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV manufacturing film, 1960

Yes, very interesting, an insight into a lost world of light engineering. The production line seems very advanced for 1960. The division of labour between men and women is now glaringly obvious in a way it simply wouldn't have been back then.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 1:45 pm   #11
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Default Re: GEC 405 line TV manufacturing film, 1960

Its taken from one of the free Christmas DVDs given to BVWS members.

List of DVD's From the BVWS (GEC one is from 2006)

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