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Old 8th Apr 2021, 9:43 am   #1
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Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Can you identify

a) the bank of audio oscillators?

b) the oscilloscope?

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 9:51 am   #2
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Heathkit 10-12 oscilloscope.

At 1:35 in.

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 9:58 am   #3
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Jason Kit AG-10 audio oscillators.

At 0:44 in.

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 10:14 am   #4
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At the beginning there's a TV-screen sized demonstration oscilloscope... we had one at Leeds, can't remember the make, it wasn't one of the usual scope firms. Later there's a Cossor 339.

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 10:41 am   #5
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Lawrence: you're a walking encyclopedia!

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 11:00 am   #6
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The large screen Oscilloscope might be an Airmec.

We had a large screen Airmec oscilloscope at college when I did my City & Guilds day release course but I can't remember if it was the same as the one in the video.

EDIT: Yup, I was right, an Airmec 279 is shown in this link:

https://worldradiohistory.com/hd2/ID...h=%22airmec%22

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 12:39 pm   #7
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Yep, Airmec.

Blue trace. Low bandwidth.

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Also views of the Leevers Rich 8 track tape machine supplied to the Radiophonic Workshop in the early sixties - probably the first 8 track tape machine in Europe.

Fascinating film, a tragic genius.
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I watched that video on YouTube yesterday and I've only just seen this thread this very minute, and because it was also mentioned in another thread regarding a computer problem, which I've only read a short while ago. That video kept popping up at me while I was looking and viewing other music related things and had been doing so for a couple of days until I finally clicked on it to view it. YouTube must know something about me and what I'm likely to want to view...probably even knew it was mentioned here and that I'd likely be interested.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 5:06 pm   #10
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It's nice to know that Ron Grainer credited her with her most famous work even if the BBC did not.

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