Early 1970’s ITT/KB Monochrome Sets

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6 thoughts on “Early 1970’s ITT/KB Monochrome Sets

  1. What an amazing advert, they certainly seem to be making up for the lack of colour in the televisions with that advert!

    I remember televisions from that era with stands, the television with the legs looks rather retro/old-fashioned to my eyes, and more something you would see in the 60s. Maybe due to my age when I see a television with legs I can’t help thinking of Evil Edna.

    • We have two of the 20″ versions down here in Cornwall,if anyone is interested they can possibly go to a new home. One as pictured, the other has the black old English vinyl effect front. I had the same set when I was a lad back in about 1982 probably a council tip find!

  2. Just the other day I was thinking about TVs changing from having 4 splayed legs to trolley like stands or pedistools with an x shaped base, which seemed to happen at the end of the 1960s, though the SV054 / SV154 was a later example.

  3. The KV034 is an interesting set. How rare are these. I know that many smaller TVs had filter screens like the Sony 9-90UB and some other Japanese brands, but not large screen sets. This type of filtered screen didn’t make a resurgence until they were used on computer monitors to enhance contrast. In other terms the control panel looks like a conventional screened ITT set I had in 1982, with the same dual standard capability. I’m hoping to do something similar with a home-brew monitor to TV conversion soon. with the hope of making the outline of the screen totally invisible when not illuminated!

  4. I can remember trashing a KV034 as a teenager… I think I might still have the big bit of perspex somewhere. I seem to recall the channel numbers were illuminated from behind when the set was running.

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