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Old 20th Jan 2021, 8:47 pm   #41
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Ventilation was important and louvred slats could be opened in the side walls and also the wooden floor boards that were tarred on the underside had half inch gaps between adjacent boards to aid the passage of air. The fire is thought to have started in an office on the north side of the central transept and with a strong north westerly wind that evening it quickly made its way south.

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Old 20th Jan 2021, 8:56 pm   #42
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Oh dear yes-sort of an accidental blow torch Nowadays we manage the same thing with cladding despite a regulatory system [because it's ignored and not inspected!] At least there was some excuse re relative ignorance back then. I have Radio 4 programs about the history of [largely wooden] Theatres. The number of times they burn down is pretty shocking and much worse than say Football Grounds or Railway Stations etc. I suppose all that tar and the ventilation gaps might actually make the CP Arson theory more credible.

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Old 22nd Jan 2021, 11:49 am   #43
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Further to my search for information about BTL's premises at the Crystal Palace I came across a rather interesting photo showing the South Tower that BTL used for their aerials when testing the experimental 180 line and 240 line transmissions. What do you think is happening in the photo?

The answer is not obvious but none the less interesting.

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It would appear that the periscope was a German device. There is more about it here.

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Old 12th Feb 2021, 8:56 pm   #44
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Another one for your diary.

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How Television Works 01 Mar 21 17:45





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Old 13th Feb 2021, 2:36 am   #45
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Thanks Charlie!

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Old 13th Feb 2021, 3:37 pm   #46
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I saw that periscope, or one like it, when we took the kids to the Imperial War Museum a couple of decades ago. I had forgotten its origin.
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To my surprise, a 1956 edition of 'Sir Lancelot' (just shown) was in colour. But then, on the credits, NBC Television was mentioned. This must have been a Sapphire Films export for the very early US color service.
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I like "Public Eye". Takes me back to my teens.

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Cheers Dave apparently from 1951 so should be interesting.
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Tuesday 23rd, 1030, a 10 minute 1968 film "All done by Electricity."
Outlining dangers of electricity in the home.
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Thursday 25th, 1455, School for secrets. A repeat, discussed on here before, about WW2 radar development.
If you missed it before, now is your chance.
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 9:22 pm   #52
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Monday, March 1st,
How Television Works (1951) at 5.45pm. Fascinating early public information film explains everything from cameras to control rooms, from tubes to signals.
TPTV should know!!
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 3:24 pm   #53
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TPTV CH 81. On again today at 17-45pm if, like me, you've missed it previously! 15 mins. Talking Pictures now mentions that it's 5, 10 or 15 minute short insert films are often not listed in schedules other than their own!

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Agreed Dave, I have a link to their programme schedule on my tablet. Gives full details of all programmes, maybe up to 2 or 3 weeks ahead, can't remember. Usually at the weekend I review the following weeks programmes and set up my recorder for them. Currently have a backlog to view of maybe 20 hours recorded!
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