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Old 29th Nov 2019, 10:46 pm   #1
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Default Name the dual standard monochrome meeting a sticky end?

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I was watching a 1980 vintage Eric Sykes comedy film called "Rhubarb Rhubarb" about a vicar and police chief having a round of golf and trying to cheat each other. A very good comedy!!.

Part of the way through a husband drops a television set out of the bedroom window after his wife throws a golf ball through his cold frame! I have been trying to identify the set. The picture of the set isn't great though it looks like it is a dual standard mono set as there are 2 large round silver knobs below where the speaker is on the right hand side.

Surprisingly it looks as if the CRT survives being dropped from the upstairs window (no dark patch appears in the centre of the CRT where the phosphor gets blown away when the neck gets knocked off) though the cabinet certainly falls apart!

See the pictures below!! This is good as I can get the pictures to be.

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Old 29th Nov 2019, 10:58 pm   #2
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Default Re: Name the dual standard monochrome meeting a sticky end?

Hi Christopher

I've also seen this remake of 'Rhubarb'. The original was filmed in 1969, two years after Eric Sykes' other (semi) silent classic 'The Plank'. Both were re-made in 1980 with different casts for Thames Television.

I had a frame-by-frame look at the footage and came to the conclusion that the tv that Roy Kinnear is dropping from the window is a GEC...

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Old 30th Nov 2019, 12:12 am   #3
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Hi,
The rear cover brings Pye or Ekco (or Ferranti) to mind.
In the 70s & 80s if anyone was watching telly on a TV programme, it was often a Pye of some sort. (Monty Pythons Flying Circus comes to mind for one.)
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Default Re: Name the dual standard monochrome meeting a sticky end?

I would agree with it being a GEC (or a Sobell) I have a 23" in my collection with the same front control layout. Also the controls on the back are grouped together in a line at the bottom on the right.
Like the set on this posting.
https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/communit...o-tvs/paged/2/
On the Pye dual standards the rear controls were dotted about the back cover the contrast usually towards the top the hold controls lower down.
It look as if the bottom of the cabinet is painted white which seems strange?
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Hi,
The rear cover brings Pye or Ekco (or Ferranti) to mind.
In the 70s & 80s if anyone was watching telly on a TV programme, it was often a Pye of some sort. (Monty Pythons Flying Circus comes to mind for one.)
Cheers, Pete.
The BBC seemed to have a supply of Pye dual standards in the late 1960s-early 70s for use in programmes, though I did capture a picture of Frank Spencer watching a Baird single standard.
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 2:20 pm   #6
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Here's the link to the full show so you can judge for yourselves.

The tv drop happens at 7mins 40secs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOiwJkMvIYI&t=463s
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 2:38 pm   #7
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Default Re: Name the dual standard monochrome meeting a sticky end?

Yes, a GEC or Sobell 1018 series. J.
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It would have been a very old set by 1980. I used to get them from the local TV shop in 73/74 around 25 pence or less ! A lot of dual standard mono sets were coming in due to the colour boon.
They were usually fairly easy to fix, dropper sections, resistors in the frame circuit and the occasional LOPT..
My Grandad had one in his holiday caravan for a few years . I have a couple of 23" GEC sets in my collection and a 19" Sobell.
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