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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 7:57 pm   #1
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Default Mystery 1939 set

What do you make of this picture on the cover of the March 1939 edition of Television and Short Wave World? What is this set? The set doesn't seem to be referred to in the Buyer's Guide.

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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 8:07 pm   #2
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It might just be a mock-up or artwork, the set doesn't look very photographic, Just my opinion.
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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 8:37 pm   #3
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I think it's just because TV&SWW didn't want to show favouritism so they got their artist to create something. It's a bit like the set in the BBC Suppressor Film.

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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 9:25 pm   #4
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... except that by 1953 they also included a brick to throw at it! They cared for their tubes more pre-war.

Well done on the colourising by the way.

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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 9:41 pm   #5
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Not me. Matt Spanner??

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Old 24th Nov 2020, 7:08 am   #6
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It is a drawing so the set need not be real - though the top of it does feel a bit Ekco.

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PS Yes, Matt has been colourising a few videos and still images, does work well as it isn't over the top.
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 11:29 am   #7
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Not me. Matt Spanner??

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=-WeqbDzXuWM

First time I have viewed a colourised motion picture film.

That Picture Page Interference Suppressor Film always suffered from 'density' variation problems. When at BBC Wood Norton, I called up the original, which arrived on the 'Trunker' (BBC lorry) from Windmill Road. All done on a bogus Cost Base. This would only have been noticed if the film had been damaged by me and a cost incurred. Fortunately, it wasn't.

We now see flickering colour casts on the highlights. I think I still prefer the monochrome version.

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Old 25th Nov 2020, 4:42 pm   #8
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Another couple of sets to identify if you please. This time, from "Television Annual" (1950).

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Old 25th Nov 2020, 4:52 pm   #9
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First one: Baird T163.

Second one: An artist's impression loosely based on HMV 1801.

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Old 25th Nov 2020, 6:20 pm   #10
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Matron will have something to say about that aerial wire.
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 6:38 pm   #11
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It might be mains! Didn't the Baird feature a 'mains aerial'?

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Old 25th Nov 2020, 7:16 pm   #12
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I think the Second one may be an HMV 1805 The hospital is the TADWORTH Court branch of the Great Ormond Street. I spent 10 days as a patient in the Country Branch in 1960 and while I was there a brand new Ekco 21" TV arrived. John.
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 8:03 pm   #13
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Ah! Perhaps my "artist" worked for EMI?

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 12:32 pm   #14
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It just goes to show how a family would sit in their relatively large "front room" happily watching a 9" screen - no 65" OLED in there!
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Some of us still do, Edward! (well - 12").

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 4:57 pm   #16
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Goodness Steve the Queen has aged a bit since I last turned on live 405 broadcasting!

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 6:19 pm   #17
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Hi Peter,
is your 901 on castors? Mine isn't and it's a real workout to move it about.

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 7:45 pm   #18
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Hi David,

Yes, it is. They do look original but I think your 901 is much earlier than mine. How about your 702?

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 8:07 pm   #19
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Hi Peter,
The Marconi 702 doesn't have castors. Thankfully, that huge HMV 902 TV radiogram has castors. EHT transformer burned out in that set.

Getting back to the mystery 1939 set. By 1939 many other manufactures were getting in on the act, Alba, Beethoven and I'm sure the Co-op Defiant had one ready for sale.

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Getting back to the mystery 1939 set. By 1939 many other manufactures were getting in on the act, Alba, Beethoven and I'm sure the Co-op Defiant had one ready for sale.

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Pages 28 to 37 of the same edition of Television & Short Wave World magazine set out the complete 1939 range, with many pictures.

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