Memories Of The TV Trade

Submitted By Member: rbmt20a I started in the television trade in 1968, leaving school on a Friday and starting work the following Monday. At that time I had no particular interest in electronics; it was just a job and a way in which I could help my family as another wage earner. However I soon …

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Crazy house

Submitted by member: Nuvistor One customer we had lived in a house that had subsided probably due to mining. It was not noticeable from the outside but interesting when you went inside. On my first visit the boss said just be careful when you walk thorough the door, and he said no more, and he …

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Dirty TV screens

Submitted by Member: Nuvistor   When the direct view Mullard Panorama CRT’s were introduced around 1965 they quickly attracted dirt to the screen. The owners cleaned the screens but like windows didn’t get into the corners. More than one occasion I had to go on a call to confirm to the embarrassed owner it just …

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The Winter of 62/63

Submitted by Member: Nuvistor The winter of 1962/63 if you remember was a long and very cold one. Ice on the pavements and side streets that didn’t get any sun stayed for weeks. This was my first winter at work and I was working with with an aerial rigger, basically cheap labour, I was supposed …

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Mishaps In The Trade

Submitted by member: Nuvistor A couple of tales that I found out about from other TV repairers, most of the chaps knew each other in the local trade and tales were passed around, not invented, well you couldn’t make them up. These two were from the same shop, this shop would tackle many jobs Tale …

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