Defiant colour TV sets?
Has any Forum member ever come across a Defiant branded colour TV set? Starting with the model 900 in 1966 a good number of Bush Radio sourced monochrome dual standard sets with the Defiant name were made. All had that unmistakable Bush look about them. Didn't the "Co-op" brand on TV sets come in about 1970? So it follows between 1967 to 1970 there must have been both dual standard and a few single standard Defiant colour TVs for sale in Co-op stores. I've never seen a Defiant colour TV set.
Never seen any. Seen Co-op on RBM T20/22 and Philips K35.
I've never seen a Defiant badged colour set either. Rank did indeed use the name in the late '60s, the A640 model covered in this site recently is a good example.
Defiant were distributed by the Co-Op as we know, perhaps the name was wound up by the time the A823 chassis was introduced with Co-Op sourced models being badged Co-Op?
Anyone know if any CTV25 and CTV19 models were manufactured with the Defiant badge?
I used to own a Co-op badged Rank Z718 chassis set which I passed onto Neil but nope, never seen a Defiant badged colour set.
Hi Mikey 405 posted something in the filed on this forum about available colour sets in 1968 . I'm pretty sure that there was a defiant colour set there .
Hi Chris I must have mistaken the co-op one for a defiant .
it may be a false memory but I am sure I repaired a defiant set fitted with a T20 chassis.
So the CTV1901 is likely to be the first colour TV set to be marketed by the Co-op and it was not badged as a Defiant, just Co-op.
The set is very similar to the Bush-Murphy CTV174D.
I can't remember any Defiant colour sets. I have a 20" dual standard A640 chassis set which is branded Co op so that suggests the Defiant name had been dropped by the mid/late 1960's.
Sorry ! My above statement is wrong!
I have both a 20" and a 24" dual standard A640 sets, they are badged Co-op on the front. On closer inspection they are labelled Defiant on the back and there is a tiny printed "Defiant" right at the bottom of the tuner trim.
I hadn't seen it on the 20" set in my workshop. I didn't realise they were badged both coop and Defiant on the same set!
It wasn't until I dug the 24" out of my lockup a few days ago that I spotted it .
I think the 20 and 24in " Square screen" tubes were released in 1969 So by that the Defiant name was certainly still in use when colour sets were in production...
Way back in 1969 we were driving through Middleton-in-Teesdale in the Mark 2 Zephyr. Then the Co-op store had the title "Middleton-in-Teesdale Workers Wholesale Provident Society Ltd". A magnificent name and all in great big gold letters. A year or two later all that was changed. The store was simply called "Co-op". What a shame.