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Interested in old technology in general but especially that from the 1930s.
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RE: The Truth about the TV Trade

I fully agree with Trevor's comments about the TV servicing trade, it certainly wasn't an easy means of making a living. Get to 6pm you think all the service calls have been cleared up, but then retu...

In forum Trade Talk

7 days ago
The Truth about the TV Trade

Hi. I think it time to actually expose the real truth of the TV Servicing trade. Some think it's a bed of roses but from my own and many others experience it was at times a pretty awful job and many t...

In forum Trade Talk

7 days ago
RE: Wartime Civilian Radio Receiver.

Crustytv. Thank you for the very kind words and for pointing out my website and glad you enjoyed it. Till Eulenspiegel. As has been said already, although they were made to a set standard (British R...

In forum Radio

3 months ago
RE: Wartime Civilian Radio Receiver.

One of our members @wartimesounds who rarely visits and has never posted here, has a very good site covering these civilian utility receivers. In his absence, I will point you to his fine website It'...

In forum Radio

3 months ago
RE: 1936 Baird T5 TV Receiver restoration

It's getting close to the stage where a CRT must be fitted in the cabinet to confirm that all the new parts are in the correct positions. But it would be certainly unwise to use the original tube for ...

In forum Black & White Television

2 months ago
A kick up the cathode?

We all know that a CRT may sometimes have it's cathode emission improved when treated on a CRT rejuvenator, or by a small DC current passed through the electrodes by alternative means. So, I thought t...

In forum In The Workshop

6 months ago
Making repro 1930s style can electros

Sideband's post about restoring the Philips radio reminded me of this idea. I'm not sure if anyone on the other side of the globe will find it useful but here goes. 1930s radios usually had "wet" can ...

In forum Radio

6 months ago
RE: Is The Future is Not Always Brighter?

Well the 70’s for me were very difficult, probably many others had the same feeling, the 80’s onwards were fine for myself but the 80’s for some were as bad as the 70’s. We probably all have a favouri...

In forum General Technical Discussion

6 months ago
Is The Future Not Always Brighter?

What happened, why is it the past to me is more attractive than the present or the potential dystopian future we face. Am I alone in this feeling? I certainly think and feel my parents lived through b...

In forum General Technical Discussion

6 months ago
RE: Composer of the Month: Cecile Chaminade.

It been a long time since I posted a topic about not so well known composers and compositions. Here's a piano composition by Parisienne composer Cecile Chaminade titled "Themes and Variations" From Yo...

In forum Music & Media Formats

8 months ago
A chap from Bavaria uses (mostly) only analogue tech at home (auf Deutsch)

Got sent a link to this by a friend in Germany (from a short documentary from the Bayerischer Rundfunk), very impressive collection of items and all in regular use too (including a Siemens telex machi...

In forum General Technical Discussion

9 months ago
BBC Training

Continuing yet further BBC behind the scenes, here's another couple of gems. The first 1960s the second late 80's

In forum Trade Talk

9 months ago
EMI 2001 Broadcast Camera Training Video (BBC) Part 1 &2

Another fascinating look behind the scenes

In forum Trade Talk

9 months ago
RE: HMV 1826

The new CRT was installed into the mask and support assembly and finally fitted into the cabinet. I fitted the scan and focus assembly and tested the set. I had a good bright but extremely poorly focu...

In forum Black & White Television

11 months ago
Cap & Board Swappers Nightmare; Component Level Debugging!

One of my go-to channels I mentioned in this lounge thread, is CuriousMarc. Nothing better than grabbing a coffee, sitting back and watching Marc and his team at work. If, as I mentioned in that loung...

In forum General Technical Discussion

11 months ago
RE: Stella ST8617U

Thanks John, I must admit it has come up better than expected. Most of the scratches were only into the original finish and the veneer is unscathed. The first application of Liberon finishing oil has ...

In forum Black & White Television

12 months ago
RE: 1963 Ever-Ready experimental all-transistor TV set.

The attachments show the latest results. Noteworthy is the very low power consumption which varies between 0.25 to 0.3amp. Receiver will perform on supply voltages between 8 to 12volts. ...

In forum Black & White Television

12 months ago
RE: Getting older and the Age old question; what to do with your collection

I have been thinking about this for quite a while.Almost all the gear i've got has come from ex repairmen who sadly today are no longer around.Some of it would have even been skipped and lost to time ...

In forum General Technical Discussion

1 year ago
RE: Mystery Ferranti Set

For me, @peterscott's excellent page linked above was invaluable in getting a working 405 line source, as was this 405 line modulator kit, which was cheap and easy to build. If you build a modulator s...

In forum Black & White Television

1 year ago
Modern gadgets - 1959

Isn't it amazing how much we take for granted these days? So here's a look at the future, as seen from 1959. . A telephone answering machine.

In forum General Technical Discussion

1 year ago
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