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B&W TV This TV set wasn't so lucky!

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Till Eulenspiegel
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This picture was found on the net. The Pye FV1 was saved from the dog bed brigade, but this one wasn't so lucky.

Cat or Dog bed

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Posted : 27/03/2023 9:03 pm
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Unfortunately this is an increasingly common practice. Putting 'Vintage TV cat (or dog) bed' into google images brings up all sorts of horror pictures. Looking at the sets it looks like this is mainly an American practice at the moment. But as we all know American practices and 'fads' soon find their way over here....

 
Posted : 27/03/2023 9:29 pm
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On an Irish selling site some time ago there was a single standard G6 turned into a drinks cabinet. I messaged the seller straight away, asking what had they done with the workings... skipped they said. Arsehole I thought. Told them to look up sold ebay listings for Phillips G6...

There seems to be a TicTok/Instagram/Facebook trend for turning sets into useless junk. Then there's the other cohort, the Facebook types who buy up all the rare sets. Can't get them going, condemn them and smash them up.

Better off not thinking about it really..

 
Posted : 27/03/2023 10:36 pm
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@linescan87 

Taking the internals out of console TV cabinets is nothing new, we were tasked with this in the 60’s and 70’s with BW TV’s that were BER. The customer had bought a new TV and wanted the old one for a drinks cabinet, most of the time the drinks cabinet never materialised and the cabinet was skipped a few years later.

The TV wouldn’t have fared any better if taken in PX, any useful parts would be salvaged and the rest skipped. The salvage parts rarely got used and would be skipped. Thats how the business was, there were lots of old televisions about and no thought of saving them.

Perhaps heresy to say on a vintage TV site but that’s how it was.

Frank

 
Posted : 28/03/2023 9:12 am
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@nuvistor My first job entailed scrapping ex rental sets in the early to mid nineties. But back then there were loads of Dodos around... These days it's a different story altogether.

Seeing perfectly good survivors being butchered or scrapped now is appalling. 

Ah well as the man says "it's only an old telly"

 
Posted : 28/03/2023 11:01 am
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Today This happened on the Tv programme aptly named "the Tool Club".... Vintage TV enthusiasts of a nervous disposition look away!

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Posted : 29/03/2023 4:00 pm
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Surely a cat would equally enjoy a restored telly (particularly a valve one), as its a source of warmth and many used to lie down on top of the set for this reason?

 
Posted : 29/03/2023 4:20 pm
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Ugh.. that poor old Philips! Does anyone actually buy these things once they have been turned into pointless crap?

I’m going to see if our cat fancies sleeping in an empty TV cabinet next time I’ve got one in bits.. I can imagine he’ll not be the slightest bit impressed!

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 Lloyd 

 
Posted : 29/03/2023 5:26 pm
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Mrs. Linescan just put on "money for nothing" guaranteed to raise the oul blood pressure!!  A microscope turned into a bluetooth speaker robot..  in the gobbers workshop I spotted in the background a reel to reel player with an upside down Avo 7 stuck on for a head. 

 

 

 
Posted : 29/03/2023 6:02 pm
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I still have a Mullard bluetooth speaker that I intend to gut out and fit some valves into...

I guess at least it still had some similar function to what it was created to do! Just a shame it was really poorly done, they replaced the speaker with what looked like a 6" mid range unit, and to enhance it's bass output they drilled holes in the metalwork.. then used a 30W bluetooth amplifier board and powered it with an old phone charger which was massively under-rated for the job, the resulting sound quality made those 'made in hong kong' radio's of the 70's look like audiophile grade Hi-fi kit..!

I know where there are a couple of console TV's in antiques shops round here, one a PYE, the other a Bush TUG24. They have doors on the cabinets, which make them look rather dull when they are shut, which has probably saved them from the fish tank/ cat bed people, since they just look like another old cupboard in amongst all the other old cupboards in the shops. One day, I might go and rescue them, if I ever manage to get some more space in which to put them.

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Lloyd

 
Posted : 29/03/2023 7:06 pm
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Remember this one? In 2017 I bought this unfortunate Decca 121 projection TV set from a charity shop in Newcastle. The innards had been discarded but after stripping off the horrible green chalk paint the set lives on as a Decca 101 which is a 12" direct view TV receiver. Chassis is the correct Plessey Mark 1 which was removed from a Defiant TV set.

Green Decca 121

 Till Eulenspiegel.

 
Posted : 30/03/2023 12:21 pm
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