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rambo1152 29th Apr 2020 12:24 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
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The League of Gentlemen (1960)
I'm watching it right now on Film 4

Richard Attenborough plays a radio & TV repairman. Can anyone identify anything in his workshop, particularly the SW set in the first image?

Mr Etronic 29th May 2020 7:58 pm

Radios from the movies.
 
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Ok I'm a mind to buy radio's from films I love. The first is 'Halfway house 1944'. Does anyone have any idea what it is? It looks like a battery portable. Someone mentioned the display is bright. I assume this was painted on as the feed would have been recorded so the radio may never have been on.

Paul_RK 29th May 2020 8:14 pm

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That'll be a Gordon Elf Cameo ABX. Good luck with finding one, the company was small and in fifty years I've not met any of their models in the flesh: you never know, though, someone right here may have an example of this set looking for a home.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rees_mace_cameo_abx.html

Interesting that the set's label says 55 Rathbone Place, while RM.org gives the company's address as 78 Rathbone Place, and Roberts' radio factory at the time was at 41 Rathbone Place.

Paul

Mr Etronic 29th May 2020 8:23 pm

Re: Radios from the movies.
 
Thats brilliant. I can start my search now. You never know.

Richard_FM 29th May 2020 10:52 pm

Re: Radios from the movies.
 
Bullet features a radio in the hotel room of the witness Bullet is trying to protect.

It looks like quite an old set for the late 1960s, possible something from the late 1940s - early 1950s.

Andrew2 29th May 2020 11:04 pm

Re: Radios from the movies.
 
This is going to make me sound like a miserable old boot, but haven't we already got a thread on this over in 'general vintage'?

AC/HL 29th May 2020 11:07 pm

Re: Radios from the movies.
 
We have indeed, these posts will be joining during the interval.

Paul_RK 30th May 2020 10:49 am

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
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Originally Posted by rambo1152 (Post 1240240)
The League of Gentlemen (1960)
I'm watching it right now on Film 4

Richard Attenborough plays a radio & TV repairman. Can anyone identify anything in his workshop, particularly the SW set in the first image?

Can't help with that one, but the fourth still includes a Murphy B31.

http://www.classicwireless.co.uk/Murphy_B31.htm

Paul

MurphyNut 20th Aug 2020 1:03 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
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Watching an early Hitchcock movie (Sabotage) from 1936 on Talking Pictures recently and spotted a Bush Sug 31, I've actually got one.
The film is very good and can be found complete on youtube.

Richard_FM 20th Aug 2020 9:46 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
I recently bought the DVD of Pennies From Heaven, I've seen two sets so far, one being a Pye (I think) with a Sunray grille, and an unknown radiogram.

I will upload some pictures in time.

its ur aerial 7th Sep 2020 3:58 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
Watched a repeat of Allo Allo, last night, can any one identify the Transceiver in Lieutenants Gruber's "Little Tank", looked vaguely familiar to me, and if it was it must have been British, as I have no knowledge of German equipment.
Ken G6HZG VMARS.

Heatercathodeshort 7th Sep 2020 8:47 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
Can I have that 9" tube please? Looks like a CRM92..J.

Andrew2 23rd Sep 2020 10:20 pm

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A nice pair of discones in The Avengers series 4 story 'The Hour that Never Was'.

rambo1152 24th Sep 2020 12:54 am

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
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A nice pair of discones in The Avengers series 4 story 'The Hour that Never Was'.

RAF Bovingdon apparently.

Still used as a film & TV location.
I wonder if the radar head (and discones) were there, or just stock footage?

Andrew2 24th Sep 2020 8:10 am

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
I think our intrepid pair were shown walking by the installation (a trailer I think, maybe an outbuilding) so it was definitely on-site. In fact the whole site seemed festooned with antennas of various types.

SeanStevens 16th Oct 2020 11:07 am

Old TVs spotted in a film
 
Not a particularly good film - considering the quality of the writers and cast - BUT, quite a few 50's and 60's TVs.

Two or three early on in the movie.
(I especially like watching Arthur Lowe watching cricket)
Odd shaped thing at 0:48:00
A big wooden one at 1:01:00
TV Studio at 1:04:00


The film title:

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer 1970 Full Movie

Available on Youtube


Sean

Andrew2 16th Oct 2020 1:29 pm

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I hope this falls within the definition of a radio..

Here's Trevor Bannister in the Avengers arranging a secret audition for 'Are You being Served' over his secret walkie-talkie. I've trawled the 'net but can't ID it.

Andrew2 18th Oct 2020 10:18 am

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A better view of the same walkie-talkie from a later episode. I would imagine the user is trying to contact the supplier of his toupee, which is a real corker.
Sadly the maker's name seems to have been removed from the area just under the speaker. For some reason I can imagine the word 'Midland' there, but it's purely a guess.

Andrew2 1st Nov 2020 11:28 pm

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Back again with another item from The Avengers, this time a chunky AKAI X-IV cross-field tape recorder. From the Ep 'My Wildest Dreams'.

Electronpusher0 2nd Nov 2020 6:39 am

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
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Originally Posted by Andrew2 (Post 1300755)
A better view of the same walkie-talkie from a later episode. I would imagine the user is trying to contact the supplier of his toupee, which is a real corker.
Sadly the maker's name seems to have been removed from the area just under the speaker. For some reason I can imagine the word 'Midland' there, but it's purely a guess.

Looks more like something the props department cobbled together, the speaker grill looks more like the diffuser from a torch or lantern.

Peter


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