Memorabilia Trade Shop Signs
On the subject of Telefusion, this billboard poster jumped out at me whilst watching some amateur cine film footage of Leeds city centre in the 1960s. What a great ad!
After a little bit photoshop work:
Nice work Till! Not bad considering the original was a Youtube freeze-frame originating from some 8mm home cine footage. I'm impressed how you've managed to make the Telefusion girl lie straight when the original image is on a perspective. The wonders of computers eh?
Hi Steve, thanks for the compliment. Both my computers are now pretty well clapped out now so I'll have make sure Photoshop facilities or something similar are included in the replacement computers. Come October the Dell computer in the shop will be fourteen years old and the laptop I'm writing this will be ten years old in November.
Adding to the shop memorabilia, I've been looking for something like this for absolutely ages. Just managed to acquire this for my workshop, cost me a small fortune but seeing as Thorn and Ferguson feature heavily in my collection, I just had to have it. It's in mint condition and working.
You've reminded me that before long I should really get my Bush neon sign rebuilt, proof that no good deed goes unpunished.
I should really get my Bush neon sign rebuilt
From that description I guess we're talking 40s/50s?
I think it could actually be earlier - pre-war. Which made its destruction all the worse...
I have a number of Bush "dealer aids" but my favourite is the huge illuminated sign designed to hang outside a shop - which, from the font and styling is early 1930s. An illuminated pelmet for a shop window is rather lovely too.
It looks good Chris! I hope you have a higher ceiling than I have!
I like the sound of the Bush sign, there was an Ekco double sided glass sign on eBay a while back which I quite fancied, I don’t think it was a light up one, wasn’t cheap either!
I added a further Trade shop sign to what's now becoming my TV museum and workshop. Accompanying the Telefusion and Ferguson to represent my interest in continentals, now a Grundig sign.
As you are aware from this thread, I'm slowly trying to recreate a period 70s/80s showroom look and feel, to what I'm now calling my museum come workshop. This week, I had another stroke of luck, which resulted in me finding some ex Granada Television Rental showroom items.
These were advertising boards from 1970, I believe this date to be accurate as it included the Mexico board, which perhaps relates to the world cup of that year. Fourteen promotional boards in total, now to set about installing them properly in the shop, for now just strewn about to take photos.
They look very good. Now are you going to give us you’re rendition of the Granada jingle on your YouTube channel?
Altogether now. “It’s great service you get renting your colour set……#” 🤣🤣
These were advertising boards from 1970, I believe this date to be accurate as it included the Mexico board, which perhaps relates to the world cup of that year.
It is - the typeface is identical to the official FIFA logo for that competition.
are you going to give us you’re rendition of the Granada jingle on your YouTube channel?
Altogether now. “It’s great service you get renting your colour set……
My poor attempt
The brochure stands also arrived today, should you care to browse over your complimentary coffee whilst you decide which TV you have, sir!
Bagged a late 70s D|E|R brochure today, lots of TV's I've not seen before, it'll be added to the section on the website in due course.
In the brochure stand picture, what is the one with the pm5544 on the cover for ?
No self-respecting TV shop would wish to be caught not offering the latest (1970s/1980s) Audio & Visual leads for its customers.
Thanks to a kind guest contact and donation, a chap sent me a whole boxful of Audio/Visual leads from his father's closed TV shop. Fortuitously, a couple of packs of leads to connect a Stereo VCR to a Stereo TV, should come in handy for my recent Super Stereo TV acquisitions. A whole raft of period AV leads, speaker leads, DIN, Phono &, Computer (period) etc.
@crustytv I can see ITT in the box now, was this for broadcast equipment, it seems strange to use the PM pattern as this was rarely seen in the UK, although the BBC used it in the regions during programme transfers from London.