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Note: Game over :

John - Jayceebee correctly guessed what was in the box.

Thread now moved to the correct forum section and the title now reflects the TV  and there's a blog page in my collection section of the website  https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/1968-ferguson-3700-serial-no-1816/

A box just turned up....

No ordinary box, a ponderous box...........

A box of gargantuan proportions, a box that takes liberties with the description, box!

A box designed to ensure no matter how large the oafish courier is, he would not be able to chuck this one about.   ?

Would it fit through the front door? No
Would it fit through the rear gate? No
Would it fit through the rear door? No

The contents would have to be extracted on the drive. But wait a minute, I can't even lift the contents out of the box due to the depth. ?

Nothing for it a saw to cut one side out.

What's in the box?  ?

Box approx 4.5ft x 5ft

P.S. only one person cannot play as he knows what's in the box.....

box

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2018 3:03 pm
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A large CRT?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 4:06 pm
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Mmm, could it be a box in a box ?

Or perhaps a box in a box in a box ?

Or maybe a box in a box in a box in a box in a box in a...............

Well it would make it the best packed 1/4W resistor....EVER !  ?

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Posted by: Chris

A box just turned up....

No ordinary box, a ponderous box...........

A box of gargantuan proportions, a box that takes liberties with the description, box!

A box designed to ensure no matter how large the oafish courier is, he would not be able to chuck this one about.   ?

Would it fit through the front door? No
Would it fit through the rear gate? No
Would it fit through the rear door? No

The contents would have to be extracted on the drive. But wait a minute, I can't even lift the contents out of the box due to the depth. ?

Nothing for it a saw to cut one side out.

What's in the box?  ?

Box approx. 4.5ft x 5ft

P.S. only one person cannot play as he knows what's in the box.....

box

Lucky it wasn't raining!

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Posted : 29/01/2018 4:27 pm
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Hmmmm....curious indeed.   ?

I'm assuming it is TV related, an actual set maybe.... or a piece of test equipment?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 6:38 pm
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Hi Chris, When you say only one person knows whats in the box, ie the sender, I gather you must know!

Can we play 20 questions and you answer yes or no?

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Posted by: PYE625

I'm assuming it is TV related, an actual set maybe.... or a piece of test equipment?

A box "that big" for test equipment, it is not. You're on the right track with your first assumption and you can now see why its such a big box

Some more teasers....... Its not been touched in many a year

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2018 7:31 pm
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Q1,Did you not pay your car tax and the DLVC have had it crushed and returned to you in the cardboard crate?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 7:34 pm
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I am thinking Thorn now, possibly even a rare Baird?

The certain colour of the metal plate housing the aerial sockets is shouting Thorn to me.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 7:47 pm
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Well, that's got to be the biggest RF modulator in the world!

Have we been importing exotic spiders again? - With or without a licence?  ?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 7:56 pm
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Another pointer to why the box was so big

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2018 8:05 pm
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Hehehehe....  Now I wonder what make of CRT Thorn often use?

This is exciting !!

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Posted by: PYE625

Hehehehe....  Now I wonder what make of CRT Thorn often use?

This is exciting !!

And, looking at that spider's bed of dust and web, there would seem to be a whole mess of those resistors much preferred by Thorn - the ones with the metal end caps/solder tags.

It would seem clear that there's darned big Thorn telly in that warehouse of a box, but don't ask me to identify the model - because I can't! ?

BUT, assume it's a dual standard?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:15 pm
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You're all too good nerdy TV types, I'm impressed thus far with your powers of deduction.

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2018 8:19 pm
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Oh my!  the CRT is a corker, no warm up, just slapped the B&K on and emission tested straight away. I was worried about this, no need thank gawd!

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2018 8:26 pm
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Gonna stick my neck out and say BRC2000.

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:28 pm
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HMV colourmaster  ?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:32 pm
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I think the BRC2000 had a different type of aerial socket connection?

Could it be one of those never seen all valve BRC1000?

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Posted : 29/01/2018 8:39 pm
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Could it be one of those never seen all valve BRC1000?

I wish it were Dave, I wish it were....

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2018 8:43 pm
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It could presumably be any of the following??

HMV 2700, FERGUSON 3700, MARCONI 4702, ULTRA 6700 or ULTRA 6702.

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