Brian Cuff

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Retired from the Broadcast TV industry. Interested in TVs from 1936 up to 1950, especially pre-war models.I live near Reading and have been retired for 8 years after selling my company. Now I have time for what I really like doing - messing about with old TVs. I started in TV broadcast in 1959 with the BBC and after 11 years joined industry as an engineer and later as a product manager. I started my company in 1986 with an ex- colleague and worked within the company until retiring in 2007. My TV collection comprises about 20 sets, with about 4 from after 1950. My prize item is a Marconiphone 703 Mastergram which I bought at the famous Bennet-Leavey auction a few years ago. I have 7 prewar sets with one, a Marconiphone 702, undergoing restoration. My biggest project to date is the filling of an empty, prewar cabinet for a GEC BT8161 mirror lid set with electronics as similar to the originals as possible. I would say that I am about 85% through - just the hard bits to do. In fact Mike Izyki has undertaken to finish the BT8161 and has taken all the bits and bobs to work on. It is my hope that when finished, the set will end up at the museum in Dulwich.Administrators Note: Brian passed away in 2017, sadly no longer with us but always with us. Brian left a legacy of work within the pages of the forum, no better examples of this than his pre-war restorations. The link below takes you to a section dedicated to all his fine work, so you see in a way he still speaks to us, shows us how a true engineer tackles challenges. For as long as there are those wanting to read his words, they will continue to educate..
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Forum Topics Started

Getting Stuck Knobs Off Shafts.

In forum Black & White Television

Brian Cuff Till Eulenspiegel Cathovisor 6 Posts4 years ago
The restoration of a Pre-war HMV 900 Mirror Lid.

In forum Brian Cuff: The "Pre-War" TV Master; Memorial Archive

Brian Cuff crustytv Till Eulenspiegel 47 Posts4 years ago
Rear Panels for EMI MKI TVs

In forum Brian Cuff: The "Pre-War" TV Master; Memorial Archive

Brian Cuff Nuvistor crustytv 11 Posts4 years ago
RGD consol radio type 628 - please note this is a DC radio with a converter.

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff mendipviews Cathovisor 10 Posts4 years ago
2 boxes of TV Valves foc

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff Nuvistor Marc 11 Posts4 years ago
A Marconi 702 Mirror-lid TV restoration: Part 2

In forum Brian Cuff: The "Pre-War" TV Master; Memorial Archive

Brian Cuff crustytv Marconi_MPT4 158 Posts5 years ago
Valves for my Marconi 702 mirror lid.

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff 1 Posts4 years ago
EMI Sales & Service Ltd. Component Bridge

In forum Test Equipment

Brian Cuff crustytv Nuvistor 7 Posts4 years ago
NEC Colour Display Tube

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff Lloyd Red_to_Black 18 Posts4 years ago
Radio & TV Servicing Books FS

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff Katie Bush PYE625 22 Posts4 years ago
Pre-war (1937) Radiolympia TV Receiver Survey

In forum Black & White Television

Brian Cuff Cathovisor peterscott 5 Posts4 years ago
RCA Broadcast news Magazine - No. 77 Color (sic) TV in 1954

In forum Trade Talk

Brian Cuff Cathovisor Lloyd 5 Posts4 years ago
What to do with over 200 Technical Wireless & TV Books

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff Cathovisor 2 Posts4 years ago
Marconiphone 701 wanted

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff 1 Posts4 years ago
A Premier Radio TV Kit using a VCR97

In forum Black & White Television

Brian Cuff Cathovisor 2 Posts4 years ago
1" square IFT cans with 1/4" formers

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

Brian Cuff Cathovisor Katie Bush 11 Posts4 years ago
Black and Green Television!

In forum Black & White Television

Brian Cuff Katie Bush peterscott 4 Posts5 years ago
Another Practical TV Argus is born - hopefully, not still-born

In forum Brian Cuff: The "Pre-War" TV Master; Memorial Archive

Brian Cuff crustytv Katie Bush 37 Posts5 years ago
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