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Till Eulenspiegel
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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.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/06/2015 6:36 pm
malcscott
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Never seen any. Seen Co-op on RBM T20/22 and Philips K35.

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Posted : 01/06/2015 6:43 pm
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I have a Co-Op K35 in my collection https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/?page_id=750 not seen any earlier examples though

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Posted : 01/06/2015 6:51 pm
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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?

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Posted : 01/06/2015 6:52 pm
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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.

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Posted : 01/06/2015 7:07 pm
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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 .
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Posted : 01/06/2015 7:46 pm
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There's an article on my site showing all the colour sets available in 1969 https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/?p=9485 with the Co-Op 19" CTV1901 on the first page.

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Posted : 01/06/2015 8:03 pm
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Hi Chris I must have mistaken the co-op one for a defiant .
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Posted : 01/06/2015 8:10 pm
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it may be a false memory but I am sure I repaired a defiant set fitted with a T20 chassis.
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Posted : 01/06/2015 9:34 pm
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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.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/06/2015 9:47 pm
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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.
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Posted : 02/06/2015 8:04 pm
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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...
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Posted : 12/07/2015 10:40 pm
Till Eulenspiegel
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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.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/07/2015 11:52 am