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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 3:38 pm   #161
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Default Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (not anachronisms)

Also, we live in an era where there may well be pressure (pun not intended) on cylinder suppliers to keep "frangible containment vessels" coralled and out of malevolent hands.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 9:18 am   #162
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I spotted an interesting-looking wire recorder in 'The Sound Barrier' the other day. No ID or screenshot yet.
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Old 16th May 2018, 11:42 am   #163
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Did anyone else notice the rather nice R1155 shown during the closing credits of Channel 4 "Four in a Bed" (series 11)?
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Old 16th May 2018, 11:45 am   #164
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Looks like it's been got at.

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Old 16th May 2018, 11:45 am   #165
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It has been got at quite a bit though.

Agh! crossed with Lawrence.
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Old 16th May 2018, 12:57 pm   #166
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Didn't see it but they normally manage to make them work without a PSU!
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Old 29th May 2018, 12:44 pm   #167
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A nice Marconiphone record player on Antiques Roadshow on Monday, which was on the Royal Yacht!
No value given of course!
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 11:58 pm   #168
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Default TV in Broaden Your Mind

Does anyone recognise the TV used in one of the remaining sketches from Broaden Your Mind?
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 12:38 am   #169
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Pye model TV13, 23 twin panel CRT, all valve dual standard chassis, circa 1963/4.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 9:34 am   #170
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11U chassis.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 9:36 am   #171
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I think it's the same model that appeared in Monty Python's "Penguin on top of your TV set will now explode" sketch, and in 1971 Doctor Who serial "The Daemons", both as a TV in an army barracks and as a pub TV! If Broaden Your Mind is a BBC programme, it might even be the same set, assuming the BBC didn't have several of the same model as props.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 10:04 am   #172
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Here is the set’s ID plate screwed to the chassis.

I have five of these, all removed from model 13s that I’ve dismantled over the past 45+ years!

In days gone by, I often saw this model in BBC TV programmes.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 10:48 am   #173
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Here are two photos of a Pye model 13 chassis; front and rear views.

This particular set was fitted with the basic chassis, that used direct line sync.

The third picture is of another chassis, but fitted with the flywheel line sync "piggy back" PCB.
The model 13 would then be a 13F (F=fringe).

Sets fitted with a UHF tuner were designated 13U and sets fitted with a UHF tuner and the flywheel sync unit were 13UF.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 1:27 pm   #174
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Thanks for the feedback, I knew it would be quickly identified.
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 11:19 am   #175
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A Model 47A Avometer appears in the background then later on takes centre stage:

Danger UXB, 1978,Thames Television, Ep.11 of 13. 'Dead Letter'.
Available on DVD and very much worth watching. The air of authenticity was remarkable, and original equipment and methods shown.

A pre-immunised 25B (Y) fuze is being experimentally frozen with liquid O2 in the lab., with the declining output of the battery shown on the meter.
The Avo is a healthy looking Admiralty 47A with aluminium back-box and Model 40 legend on the facia, and nickel plated Z screw. All contemporary with it's serial number, which is as legible as we could hope for-

Appears to be 8517-642

Is it of course, being used with handle uppermost- but the shot wouldn't have worked nearly as well otherwise. We were very ad-hoc in the early days, with kit improvised,begged and borrowed, and the presence of Admiralty equipment being used out of context effectively escapes being an anachronism!

Now then, where is this meter now....!?

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Old 21st Jul 2018, 11:31 am   #176
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Additional- Fortunately, any attempt to clone 8517-642 and sell at inflated price would be immediately apparent and immediately exposed. 'Nuff said!
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 11:37 am   #177
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In the picture The Green Man recently shown on Moving Pictures, Alec Guineas was carrying a KB Portable Radio hidden inside a suitcase, he was swapping it with another identical KB Radio, part of a plot.
Incidentally the Moving Pictures channel is the place to spot old Radio etc.
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 7:05 pm   #178
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Talking of Alec Guinness the tv adaptation of tinker tailor soldier spy has operative sam Collins watching a small b/w set while on a night monitoring shift- mostly a football match with Ipswich town playing
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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 12:07 am   #179
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In the picture The Green Man recently shown on Moving Pictures, Alec Guineas was carrying a KB Portable Radio hidden inside a suitcase, he was swapping it with another identical KB Radio, part of a plot.
Incidentally the Moving Pictures channel is the place to spot old Radio etc.
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Wasn't it an Ultra Coronation Twin?
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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 12:41 am   #180
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Also - Alec Guineas (Alec Guinness) should be Alistair Sim and the channel is "Talking Pictures".

Sorry to be so pedantic.
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