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Old 26th Nov 2020, 10:19 pm   #21
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The Burndept has quite a lot in common with the front cover picture.

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 11:41 pm   #22
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Might be worth seeking out their 1938 range?
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 12:16 am   #23
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And the Burndept models were also marketed as Vidor.

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Old 27th Nov 2020, 5:54 am   #24
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It's going to be hard to find this.

Incidentally, how to pronounce Vidor? I've always said "Vye-dor" but should it be "Vee-dor"?
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 9:59 am   #25
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I have always pronounced it "Vye-dor" or occasionally "Vye-der" when in my West Cornwall accent mode which is rare these days.

I don't recall anyone pronouncing it otherwise but it doesn't mean it isn't correct look at Cyldon I was pronouncing that incorrectly as Cly-don until my late teens.

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Old 27th Nov 2020, 12:49 pm   #26
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Might be worth seeking out their 1938 range?
In TV&SWW October 1938 "Principal Features & Prices of All Commercial Sets" there is only one Burndept television listed, a 10" x 8" console priced at 50.

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Old 27th Nov 2020, 1:26 pm   #27
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And Jon's site lists a ten-inch console for 1937.

If this is indeed an artist's impression of an imaginary set, are there any other known pre-war examples (other than cartoons)?

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Old 27th Nov 2020, 2:32 pm   #28
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One that springs to mind is on the front cover of Andy Emmerson's 'Old Television' book. Possibly an early post war piece of artwork however.
Any thoughts on this one!?
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 3:58 pm   #29
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Ferguson? 983T? Help!!

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Old 27th Nov 2020, 4:13 pm   #30
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Perhaps modelled on the HMV 1805 that John posted in #12.?

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Old 27th Nov 2020, 6:07 pm   #31
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Not forgetting the 'Teddy Tail' set, mentioned on here some time ago, which turned out to be real after all.
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