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Old 24th Feb 2021, 9:31 pm   #61
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Hi Peter, I believe the radio licence covered it pre-war, but there was a TV licence in 1946, presumably when TV broadcasting started again. I'm not sure what information is available, but if anything is, it could be cross referenced, say with a surname and area? I would think your set would have been in use post war, as a TV was still a rare thing in the 50's where i came from!
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 11:20 pm   #62
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Thanks Tony,

Unfortunately I haven't been able to identify Michael Scott's father (if he was the London area owner) and Scott is just too common a name. Searching Ancestry I can find quite a few Michael Scotts in Cornwall of about the right age but I couldn't find a father who had lived in London.

If my wife's memory of Michael Scott receiving the set from his father is a myth then the other possible London owner might be the gentleman who Mike remembers as having sold a similar set in the late 1970s to a dealer in Redruth (Mr Delves). Although Mr Delves is dead, Lawrence suggested a Facebook route to make contact with the Delves family. Whilst I have made contact with his daughter and she will contact other family members this route has also drawn a blank so far.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 10:42 am   #63
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If someone had sold a TV to Mr Delves they wouldn't have got much for it.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 1:01 pm   #64
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I think Mike's recollection was that the Mr Delves set was part of a deceased house clearance.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 1:20 pm   #65
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I think Mike's recollection was that the Mr Delves set was part of a deceased house clearance.
That would make sense as a lot of stuff that Mr. Delves had in his emporium was from house clearances, the real gems he kept in his house, he showed me around in there once, everyone in the area knew him, there was another secondhand dealer in Redruth back then that I used to visit, can't remember his name though, his emporium was on St. Day Road, at the beginning heading East out of town, in the building where Heath & Arnold is on sat. street view.

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