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Where's the 405 Brigade gone?
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July 10, 2017
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An earlier console version - the 841T - was in the custody of the man behind the Dinosaur, but now resides at the Wireless Museum in Dulwich.

My last surplus Bush TV1 set off to its new home here on Saturday.

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July 10, 2017
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Cathovisor said

My last surplus Bush TV1 set off to its new home here on Saturday.  

Well it's certainly found a fascinating home to say the least !

Marc.

July 10, 2017
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My strange sense of humour....'My last surplus Bush TV1 set off for its new home here on Saturday.....'. You mean it set off on it's own? Mental picture of Bush TV thumbing a lift.......

July 12, 2017
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marc said

Good luck with your 941 hunt.

Marc  

The last one I saw was on eBay about a year ago but ended up going for silly money. Fond memories of the 941 we had in the mid-late 50's (although I didn't know it was a 941 then of course). My brother (who was in the trade) brought home a converter and it sat on top of the TV so that we could watch the 'new' ITA channel (1956 so I would have been about 4). The signal from BBC was so strong that it caused severe cross-mod with ITA and we had herring bone patterning. When I started school I was very proud of the fact that I could watch Popeye and a lot of my friends started to ask if they could come round and watch it. The herring bone pattern didn't bother us at all and neither did the fact that you could sometimes see the BBC logo floating in the background of ITA...... Eventually my brother sorted it out by using better screened leads and an attenuator (so I'm told).

One thing that really stands out in my memory...the day he brought the converter home and set it up. We were amazed at being able to see the 'new channel' but then we saw our first commercial...a toothpaste advert for Pepsodent. We just thought it was funny...commercials were something completely new to us since everything was BBC orientated otherwise. I still remember the jingle that went with it....' You wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent'....I'd love to find some of those early commercials.

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sideband said

I still remember the jingle that went with it....' You wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent'....I'd love to find some of those early commercials.  

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We had a HMV BBC only TV bought in 1953 to watch the Coronation, transmitter was Holme Moss Ch 2 about 30 miles away but a good signal. ITV started from Winter Hill on Ch 9 in 1956 about 8 miles away. 

We used a Stirling converter to receive ITV, due to the different signal strengths we didn't suffer the patterns etc that could occur and had good pictures. This TV was replaced by a Bush in around 1958.

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July 22, 2017
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Focusdiode said
I believe they were 25" Pye models too. I remember seeing one in use in the '70s(sure it was a Pye, not 100% sure though).

Quite likely as Dynatron sold them in period-style cabinets and they were fitted with the Pye chassis. The Dynatrons had a beefed-up sound stage, sealed speaker enclosure and optional remote control. Prices started at 157gns though so I don't imagine they sold very many.

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