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Old 9th Feb 2021, 7:19 pm   #1
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I have just watched this fascinating video on Mullard black & white CRT's.
Well worth watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32yY...t=WL&index=100


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Old 9th Feb 2021, 7:39 pm   #2
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Yes BVWS members have had this on DVD for many years.

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Old 9th Feb 2021, 9:31 pm   #3
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A very good watch, note the complete absence of safety goggles on the operatives throwing the pumped tubes about, love the RP diction of the narrator who probably hasn't the foggiest what cut off point and heater cathode insulation is!.
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 12:58 pm   #4
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Excellent Film! What an amazing amount of expensive tooling was involved.

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Old 10th Feb 2021, 1:09 pm   #5
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Being the sad old git that I am I have a collection of these, Mullard, Thorn, GEC, they certainly bring bring back memories of the 50s and 60s. Trouble is I was around, some of the people talking in them crease me, whilst I'm supposed to be educated better queens English you rarely hear these days. INNIT!!!!!!!
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 3:56 pm   #6
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Wonderful to watch. Although automated to an extent, a lot of skill is still required by the various operatives. I wonder if there is anything left in British manufacturing these days that might equate?
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 4:42 pm   #7
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It is a very good film, the BVWS DVDs also has another good one about colour tubes. The nearest we get today is "Inside the Factory", I quite like it.
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Old 11th Feb 2021, 9:23 am   #8
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I find the automated machinery fascinating, particularly the machine used for joining the faceplate to the bowl, the way the gas jets move to the shape of the faceplate is amazing.

All the machines were built by the in house engineering team, long before the advent of CAD & computer controlled machines.

Quality control was certainly impressive, it is amazing how well Mullard CRT's have stood the test of time, I have many sets 60+ years old that still have an excellent sharp & bright picture.


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Old 11th Feb 2021, 9:35 am   #9
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Greg in post #3 is right about the narrator. Years ago we made a corporate video for a chemical company and the voice-over professional sounded so convincing, going on about things that were way over non-chemists' heads. He admitted to not having a clue what he was saying, but saying it with authority made it sound correct to an expert audience. Good trick!
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Old 11th Feb 2021, 8:01 pm   #10
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Wow, I love films like this. For some reason I assumed there was one big vacuum pump and all the tubes were connected to it. Never occurred to me that every tube had its own pump. So the ovens that the tubes were processed in, how hot did they get. Was it just hot or very hot as in200 degrees plus ? So many questions
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 6:35 pm   #11
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That was a very enjoyable film! Sat and watched it on the Murphy V180C, complete with crappy Mazda CRM121 airbag!

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Old 7th Apr 2021, 10:39 pm   #12
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Yes, A wonderful story!. Almost as if you were looking into my dreams .
Although not the 30's, a very dear friend of mine, and my electronics tutor from about age 11 to 17, was recently shuffled into an old folks home. I was given free range in the "shed".

Most of the "good" stuff had already gone, with chassis depleted of valves, "for geetar he said"!! :-0
I wonder how well a converter or mixer valve does in a mudguard, er I mean Fender?

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 9:42 am   #13
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This popped up on YouTube, should be interesting to you TV enthusiasts!

https://youtu.be/32yYfTVIzBE
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