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Herald1360 13th Dec 2018 9:53 am

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Are those probes with the overall shroud at the meter end period correct for an AVO 7?

Diabolical Artificer 25th Dec 2018 8:53 am

Scopes used on The Prisoner- Roband RO50
 
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In an episode of the Prisoner recently I spotted this scope, see pic, but can't find a lot about them. Anyone familiar with them at all? This one looks a bit HP ish but others that have come up look like Tek copies..

Andy.

AC/HL 25th Dec 2018 12:08 pm

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If advertisements count, the current one exhorting people to use actual shops for shopping starts with a glimpse of the Sony radio that was de rigueur when I was working in Saudi Arabia. Mine still works and always accompanies me when holidaying.

turretslug 25th Dec 2018 12:25 pm

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Originally Posted by Diabolical Artificer (Post 1104351)
In an episode of the Prisoner recently I spotted this scope, see pic, but can't find a lot about them. Anyone familiar with them at all? This one looks a bit HP ish but others that have come up look like Tek copies..

I recall a Roband 19" format 'scope very much like that in the physics lab at school in the early '80s, with interchangeable modules secured by long studding with chrome heads, it was a hybrid and looked very well made. One of the bigger valves, presumably a regulator, had thin metal push-over finning around the envelope, the first time I'd come across this. It just sat in a remote cupboard and never seemed to get used, possibly if I'd had a quiet diplomatic hint with the right personality, I might have been able to secure it. I suspect it became land-fill long, long ago,

Colin

stitch1 3rd Jan 2019 8:01 am

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Not the first vintage radio spotted on Coronation Street but I don’t think this one has been posted before, apologies if it has.

Whilst not really watching (honest) I caught a glimpse of a radio so took a screen shot from ITV hub, it’s an Alba and presumably a 472.

John

M0SOE_Bruce 10th Jan 2019 8:40 am

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From the sci-fi series Sanctuary starring Amanda Tapping (Stargate). I see an AR88, a SX28, above that a HRO and far right is a National NC100 series.

SiriusHardware 10th Jan 2019 11:31 pm

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Originally Posted by dazzlevision (Post 1095867)
On Sunday evening, Talking Pictures TV showed the 1961 British Transport Films' "Terminus"

I've just caught up with that. For extra points, did anyone spot that the back of the magazine or paper being carried by the eccentric old lady had a 'Pye' logo on it?

Unsurprisingly also a good film for those of us who are also steam buffs. Everything in it looks to me like ancient history but in reality the film is just... one year older than I am. :-[

Richard_FM 12th Jan 2019 10:08 pm

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I've just finished the film version of Quatermass & The Pit which I recorded off Talking Pictures TV.

This features a very early Bush colour TV in a pub & some ATV OB cameras & other equipment.

rambo1152 13th Jan 2019 12:59 am

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In the original "The Quatermass Experiment" there are no less than three R1155 receivers and three T1154 transmitters dressing the space-ship interior.
We saw a lot of wobbly cardboard sets on TV at the time, but this clearly wasn't one of them.

Restoration73 13th Jan 2019 5:50 am

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The BTF "Terminus" film shows a scene where PA announcements are being spoken.
On the desk is a free standing Elliott audio voltmeter used to monitor output.

kirstyd 13th Jan 2019 10:26 pm

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The Talking pictures channel is great for spotting old equipment .Lots of mainly Bush tellies and DECCA radiograms.record players and radios als well as other domestic apps .Vacuum cleaners washers ect.Its funny when watching some of these old programmes how all this equipment looks lovingly familiar even though its long gone

Richard_FM 14th Jan 2019 2:18 pm

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I was given the Yes Minister box set for Christmas.

Some episodes have a TV in the office, as well as some scenes where Jim Hacker is being interviewed on TV, complete with studio equipment in shot.

I'll try to get some screen shots when I can.

Richard_FM 1st Feb 2019 2:55 pm

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Here's a screenshot from the Yes Minister episode Big Brother.

This set looks early - mid 1970s, I guess Sir Humphrey has departmental finances on a tight budget!

I think the same set is used in a few different episodes.

emeritus 1st Feb 2019 10:05 pm

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In an episode of Poirot a couple of nights ago there was a brief shot of the villain unplugging a light bulb. It was very brief, but I am pretty sure it was a genuine pre-war bulb where the brass bayonet cap is longer than the modern ones, having a wider extension about twice as wide as the bayonet itself, into which the bottom of the glass bulb is seated.

Richard_FM 3rd Feb 2019 11:05 pm

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Here's the TV I mentioned previously in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

petervk2mlg 20th Feb 2019 6:16 am

Radio in "The Price"
 
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Seen on The Andrew Marr show 17.02.19
Looks like a Philips 830A from 1932

SiriusHardware 20th Feb 2019 11:31 pm

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Early on in the first episode of the new CH4 series 'Traitors' set just after the war, a character turns on a wireless which may or may not be appropriate for the time: But it comes on instantly.

petervk2mlg 20th Feb 2019 11:34 pm

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Maybe it was a battery set. :-)

petervk2mlg 20th Feb 2019 11:39 pm

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Here is a screenshot of the radio in episode one of Traitors. Strangely enough it's an Australian model. A Kriesler 11-20 from 1948/49.

Neutrino 2nd Mar 2019 11:19 am

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For those with Netflix there is a Japanese animation about a television. There’s no dialogue.

“In the 1980s, a recently discarded television set from the 1960s refuses to accept its fate and tries to break out of the junkyard.”

The title is: Golden Time

David


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