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denis
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Hi,

I'm Denis and I write from Trieste.

I found this Iskra panorama in Slovenia which should be a Thorn Chassis 9000. This TV is quite rare in my part of the world and I have not found any documentation.

Unfortunately when I opened it, i saw that the T701 transformer is missing.

Would it be possible to find one?

Thanks, Denis

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2020 11:35 am
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denis
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This is the board on which the transformer was.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2020 7:56 pm
Nuvistor
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I don’t have one but is that the Syclops transformer?

Frank

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Posted : 25/08/2020 8:48 pm
Jayceebee
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Hello Denis, it comes as a big surprise to me to see a 9000 chassis turn up with an Iskra badge. I’m sorry I can’t help with a replacement transformer either, if the original was in fact faulty then it would have been a quite rare occurrence as I’ve only known a couple of failures.

I can only suggest you check eBay.co.uk regularly as boards have turned up before.

Best of luck with it.

John.

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Posted : 25/08/2020 9:25 pm
RichardFromMarple
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@jayceebee

I didn't know Thorn sets were exported were exported with different names.

Any idea if it's just a rebadge, or was it licence build by Iskra?

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Posted : 25/08/2020 9:57 pm
Jayceebee
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Of course badge engineering in this country is well known, Thorn sets have been rebadged as Alba, Philco and of course Logik for Dixons/Curry’s. I’ve not seen one but believe some 850s were  produced for Decca, Iskra was a surprise. Thorn also had rental outlets in Scandinavia using Skala as a brand name.

As to whether Iskra were licensed to manufacture them I wouldn’t know, a picture of the rear cover may help. If there is a small sticker with something like E or G7/43 would denote UK production, E for Enfield, G for Gosport. From what I can see from the stickers on the PCBs and chassis it looks UK produced but may have been sent out it kit form and assembled abroad.

John.

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Posted : 25/08/2020 10:17 pm
RichardFromMarple
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@jayceebee Thanks for filling me in.

When did Thorn stop making Philco branded devices? I know they were numbered 1xxx in the BRC sequence.

I know a lot of 1970s Albas were sourced from various other manufacturers without much to disguise their origins.

I didn't know Decca had rebadged some 850s.

Some early Thorn colour sets were Granada branded.

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Posted : 26/08/2020 9:35 am
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Posted by: @richardfrommarple

Some early Thorn colour sets were Granada branded.

and Baird, and D|E|R, and MultiBroadcast, and Rediffusion to name but a few.

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Posted : 26/08/2020 9:43 am
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Posted by: @richardfrommarple

I didn't know Decca had rebadged some 850s.

I’m not absolutely certain of this having never seen one, it’s just heresay and there was a Decca chassis that did have a passing resemblance to an 850. A trawl through the red RTVS books may confirm an 850 based Decca model.

John.

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Posted : 26/08/2020 10:05 am
denis
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Thanks for the replies. These are the photos of the labels on the back side. Yes, that's the syclops transformer, from which all the auxiliary voltages came out.

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Topic starter Posted : 26/08/2020 1:10 pm
RichardFromMarple
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Posted by: @crustytv
Posted by: @richardfrommarple

Some early Thorn colour sets were Granada branded.

and Baird, and D|E|R, and MultiBroadcast, and Rediffusion to name but a few.

I knew about the first three as they were connected with Thorn, oddly Rediffusion later on made sets for Granada.

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Posted : 26/08/2020 10:26 pm
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We did get at least one Iskra branded set here in the UK- a distinctive wedge-shaped monochrome portable with a tinted plastic front, which I think was also sold under the 'Classic' brand- and possibly others. There are still a few knocking around to this day.

Steve

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Posted : 28/08/2020 12:17 pm
RichardFromMarple
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@colourstar

These sets sets turn up on eBay every now & again.

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Posted : 28/08/2020 9:34 pm
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Lloyd
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I’ve got one of those little black and white sets! I find the plastic is brittle on mine, I picked it up by the handle and it cracked! It still has an inspection tag from the factory hanging inside it.

 Regards

Lloyd

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Posted : 28/08/2020 9:41 pm