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1936 Baird T5 TV Receiver restoration  

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Till Eulenspiegel
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The loudspeaker installed in the Baird T5 which is the subject of this topic.

Baird T5 Rola Spk

The loudspeaker in the Baird T23.

BairdT23 Rola Spk

Till Eulenspiegel.

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Posted : 30/06/2020 3:48 pm
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irob2345
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Guess that figures. Rola later became Plessey. Always thought they were an Australian company and that the Plessey deal in the 60s was a UK buyout. Rola even used to make their own winding wire here in Oz.

That's a serious piece of restoration you have there. I'm mightily impressed.

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Posted : 30/06/2020 11:59 pm
Cathovisor
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A short history of British Rola may be found here

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Posted : 01/07/2020 11:11 am
Till Eulenspiegel
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Posted by: @irob2345

That's a serious piece of restoration you have there. I'm mightily impressed.

Thank you very much.  I'm hoping to restart the restoration of the set at the end of this month.  

The electronics have to be finished off properly.  First job to attend to is the damaged line output transformer.

Till Eulenspiegel.

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Posted : 01/07/2020 8:45 pm
irob2345
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@cathovisor

Thanks, that explains a lot.

So Rola UK were gone by 1949. The Australian company were more successful and continued well into the late 70s. They made speakers, winding wire, TV components and even electronic road signs.

That design of ED speaker may have originated in the US because apart from the paint colour it's identical to a model made here in the '30s.

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Posted : 02/07/2020 1:10 am
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