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Old 28th Feb 2021, 12:50 pm   #101
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Bush P63 in the third image?? But what about the first two?

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What about this 1939 Philips - for the first image?

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 1:31 pm   #102
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The Philips doesn't have the full width speaker grill. Perhaps Baird T26 ??

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 2:50 pm   #103
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Indeed! Clearly held back by the presence of his daughter.
She's using her youthfully acute vision to spot the first sign of interference. Her brother will be out of shot ready to whip the curtains open ready for dad with his brick. Obviously a common family scene of the period.

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And the wife needs to have a care too. Any wittering-on from her about knitting patterns or spot-flyback-suppression, and she’ll be the next point-of-arrival for that brick. Incredible the things people will do for the sake of watching a TV programme...

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 2:57 pm   #104
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Three white knobs and four...

But are these sets of different make?

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First picture is from the film "Train of events".
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 3:10 pm   #105
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Back to the present day. This gentleman, who lives in the Home Counties, runs an upgraded Baird as the family set in the lounge. He intends to have an 'H' installed on the chimney when the signal becomes available again in the London area, as is hoped.

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 3:52 pm   #106
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Here's a picture already seen recently on this forum, taken from "Here Comes The Sun", a film starring Flanagan and Allen from 1946.

The set appears to be the larger screened EMI pre-war table set variant (eg. HMV 905, Marconi ) and to have been mounted with the rear poking through a false wall, which could actually be quite a good idea from the point of view of ventilation.

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Old 1st Mar 2021, 7:27 pm   #107
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Marconi 707.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 8:24 pm   #108
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Ah, thanks Peter. Could it be sets like this with radios generally survived the war in better shape?

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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:51 pm   #109
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This illustration is from my late father's copy of the third (1956) edition of Odhams "Radio Television and Electrical Repairs", but I would think it dates from the first (1948) edition.

Does the combined TV and Radio look like an actual model, or is it just a generalised artists' impression? I was always puzzled by this drawing as a child as I had never seen a combined radio and TV.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 9:07 am   #110
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My vote goes to the artist's impression.

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 9:14 am   #111
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Here's a closer look at Emeritus' set (1st pic). Could it be an actual set?

Talking of artist's impressions, here is a 1939 set I also posted in a previous thread (2nd pic). Though someone has suggested it might be a Burndept.

Pipe smoking seems to have been popular with televiewers, especially pre-war. Maybe my uncle Ed was another example... (3rd pic).

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 10:43 am   #112
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With regard to the first attachment in the previous post, didn't McMichael make a similar post-war TV set?

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 10:55 am   #113
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Similar, but not the same.

http://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/m.../mcmichael.htm

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Hi Steve,
Surely the 2nd set in your post no. 111 is supposed to be generic, because given the subject matter, wouldn't it imply that the guide was biased if the set was identifiable?

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 11:29 am   #115
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You're most likely right Andy, though I suppose 'sponsored' product placement is a possibility.

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Another 'is it a real model?' picture from Odham's 1949 "See How It Works" book along with a pipe-smoking looker-in.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 8:02 pm   #117
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An interesting set indeed, that I can't trace. The dominance of "full-sized" valves and "Visconol" style HV capacitors point to mains EHT. It all looks rather 1939.

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I think it's another artist's impression but perhaps they found it easier to draw after seeing the Cossor 902 with the transparent case.

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 8:11 pm   #119
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Spot on, Peter!

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Edit, after you posted the picture: though there are substantial differences in the appearance of the innards. The artist clearly had good technical knowledge.
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That was a good spot Peter!

Going back to the set in post #109
David suggested a McMichael:-

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With regard to the first attachment in the previous post, didn't McMichael make a similar post-war TV set?

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However it is also similar to two sets from 1949. See the Cossor 914:-
https://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/cossor/cossor.htm

Or the Ferguson 945TRG:-
https://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/...n/ferguson.htm

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