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crustytv
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Stumbled upon this today, I've never seen it before. No sound but plenty of great views of the assembly and production of the colour CTV25.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-rank-bush-murphy-expansion-1968-online

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Topic starter Posted : 10/11/2021 3:16 pm
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Goodness, what a load of gibberish accompanies that film... colour in 1949?! Even after the 1962 merger the combined company wasn't immediately called RBM, Bush and Murphy kept their identities and products separate for a short while. 

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Posted : 10/11/2021 3:51 pm
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I've seen it before 😀 but like most of these types of films they're never long or detailed enough for me.

 

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A nice snippet of film. No safetly goggles when fitting the CRT and I feel for the poor sod near the end of the film tasked with getting it working long enough to leave the factory. 😋 

 

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Pictures of the CTV25 chassis brought back a few memories. The PCB’s hanging from the gantry look like they are from a TV161u or similar.

Thats 53 years ago, where did it all go?

 

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Well, only last Friday I remarked to a colleague that it was 50 years to the day that I was taken into hospital with appendicitis - I remember pleading with my father to let off a few fireworks before I was taken there. 

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Posted : 10/11/2021 5:02 pm
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Goodness, what a load of gibberish accompanies that film... colour in 1949?

I know, shockingly bad, but sadly all too prevalent these days. Sloppy lazy journalism and researchers, the world is getting dumber, not smarter! I'll stop there for fear of going off-topic and descending into a rant.

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What is bugging me is that I can't be certain what chassis the boards Frank mentioned are for. One too many valves for a TV141 IF panel, and far too many for a later TV161 A640 chassis. Unless they are for earlier A640 versions.

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Posted : 10/11/2021 8:21 pm
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@pye625 

Yes it couldn’t be the 161, that used transistors and the 141 was also different. So a cable tv version, or export? There is what appears to be switch down the centre of the PCB so different European standard TV?

An interesting mystery but I did enjoy watching the film.

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Posted : 10/11/2021 9:38 pm
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The panels hanging at the start of the film are for the A591 chassis as used in the BUSH TV141U/TV148U and the MURPHY V153U/V159U. as i have a TV141U a TV148 and a V159U here waiting to be repaired 🙄 🙄.

 

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Posted : 11/11/2021 10:56 am
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Ah-ha ! The mystery solved.

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