1980 Ferguson 3852

Thorn 1615B Chassis

Model: Ferguson 3852

Year:1980

System:625 Line

Original List Price : £000.00 ( to be ascertained)

Valves: None

Transistors: Yes

Intergrated Circuits:

CRT: 24″ TMT61-101

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The CRT

I was warned when I collected this TV that CRT  was low,  I decided to get the CRT tester out to have a look. The B&K 467 was pressed into service, adapter 6 was used and immediately I could see the tube was indeed low (in the yellow) and what’s more it had a grid to cathode leak/short. I used the remove shorts function and that cleared that fault. Next was a clean and balance, this again had spectacular results and now I have good emission.

1980 Ferguson 3852 6

Switched the set on after years of dormancy, tuned into the workshop test signal, adjusted brightness and contrast.

1980 Ferguson 3852 7

 

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malcscott
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3 years ago

Rediffusion had a number of these out on rent, not a bad set at all. I remember the CRT in most of them were made in Poland by Unitra, Quite rough phosphor coating with a slight green tinge, Malc.

RichardFromMarple
Member
3 years ago

It’s interesting that I mention this as being a potentially rare set & 1 turns up!

Any idea on it’s history?

EmleyMoor
Member
2 years ago

My neighbour had one of these – working for much of the 1980s. Eventually it was handed to me as a “get it working or scrap it” present. Unfortunately I never did manage to correct the line collapse it had.

acj1980
Member
2 years ago

Nice television set, but isnt a little late for those B/W television sets? in Denmark we only have small B/W sets for camping or for vacation house

RichardFromMarple
Member
2 years ago

Yes these were the last large sized monochrome sets made in the UK, but Philips & Grundig made similar sized TVs into the mid 1980s.

Some East European & Far Eastern manufacturers we still making big B/W sets into the 1990s.

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