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Old 19th Oct 2018, 4:51 pm   #1
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Default Radio Servicing 1935

Caution! This film contains some scenes of a distressing nature.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/...ng-1935-online
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Old 19th Oct 2018, 7:46 pm   #2
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That should have an X rating!! Great to see a real radio shop, thanks for sharing.

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Old 19th Oct 2018, 8:00 pm   #3
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Vandalism! The kids could have got hurt too. Judging from the sets, and possible sighting of a wartime headlamp cover, this film was made in 1939 or later.

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Old 19th Oct 2018, 8:04 pm   #4
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Let's face it, we've all been there when you've arrived back from a heavy session at the pub and decided to re-align the IF strip of that round ekco in the hope of picking up Friday Night is Music Night
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Old 19th Oct 2018, 9:58 pm   #5
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Excellent ! No health and safety in 35 so it seems .
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Old 19th Oct 2018, 10:13 pm   #6
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Yes, note the “U can beat the U-boat” poster so presumably it must be war time. Dodgy looking characters to be driving cars at that time though.
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 7:56 pm   #7
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Excellent but is there any sound?
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 9:40 pm   #8
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Kinda like Mr Pastry.
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 11:23 pm   #9
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Great film, thanks for sharing that. I can just imagine the modern day elven safety team having a right blue fit!

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Old 21st Oct 2018, 8:51 am   #10
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Yes, thanks for sharing this, must be 1939 or later from the Little Maestro at one point, the Pye radio at the beginning appears to have no knobs!
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 9:01 am   #11
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I liked the parts where the service engineer was working on sets with that huge, high wattage soldering iron. You can imagine him clumsily touching wiring and components as he delves in to pull out the offending 'bad tooth'. In fact, isn't that just what you see when you open some sets; evidence of a huge soldering iron being waved about like a star wars light sabre. No-one in the film seemed to stand on ceremony when it comes to looking after the cabinets either, chuck em down on the gritty pavement, into the back of the car etc.
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 12:20 pm   #12
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Unfortunately, can't watch it from outside the UK.

Even using a VPN these days is getting harder as more sites are now blocking known VPN IP's.
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 4:02 pm   #13
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Now we know why there are so many valves around which have had their numbers rubbed off lol. I remember I used to have a green jumper in the pattern of the one the little lad is wearing (some years later I might add).
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 4:30 pm   #14
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Brilliant! just like my place!!!

The 'posh' customers cars are a a) a basic Morris 8,and b) a later Morris 8 series E .....

Painful viewing tho' ...................
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 7:16 pm   #15
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That is what happens if you start the polishing mania before yer plug it in! John.
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 9:06 pm   #16
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Thanks for posting that, great to watch.

You can view scenes just like that today - minus the children - in Gripton's Radio Stores at the Black Country Living Museum!
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