Late 60’s Early 1970’s Philips Monochrome Sets


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  1. These TVs look really great, but I don’t think that they sold as well as our Gosport-produced 1500s and 1600s. Theoretically they should have been more reliable being solid state (although 1600 was solid state but known to have fire issues with its dropper catching fire.) Thankfully by 1985 the TVs and monitors were extremely reliable.
    An ex work colleague of mine used to work at the Philips UK factory; he told me that it was a really great company to work for, with great pay and conditions. He told me that once the requisite number of tellies were produced, they could sit and watch TV whilst the TVs were on burn-in. The bosses had a good relationship with their workers. So these sets were put together with great pride and care! There are not many companies like that nowadays, and this probably explains why modern stuff doesn’t last as long!

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