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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 4:09 pm   #381
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There was a Dynatron 'Queen Anne' style 70s stereogram on Bargain Hunt today - I didn't get a good look and am not a Dynatron expert, but it looked like an SRX20 with a Mk4 or 5 SP25. Nobody seemed to have a clue what it was, including the original trader AND the professional auctioneer who eventually catalogued and auctioned it! One of the 'experts' described it as a 'Garrard record player' - 'Garrard, yes, that's a good make'. The seller confessed that it 'might need attention to the speakers', whatever that meant.

The BH contestants bought it for £32 and it sold at auction for £50, which seemed about right to me despite the universal ignorance on display.
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 10:21 am   #382
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Default Machines used in The Ipcress File

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I've been enjoying The Ipcress File and despite a couple of anachronisms, (a 'blink and you'll miss it' Grundig TK141 and what looked like a flat-bed Revox) the hero machines were pretty much on the money, including one of those little Japanese toy recorders.
However I was puzzled to see what appeared to be an industrial Brenell 5-series playing away with the take-up spool turning clockwise. I didn't know they did that! Any idea what the machine was?
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 11:57 am   #383
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I haven't seen it on the film but the EMI TR50 series had the take-up spool running clockwise giving an oxide out wind.
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 12:26 pm   #384
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Saw the ubiquitous Revox A77 fairly recently in both the John Hurt film The Shout, and the Hammer House of Horror episode Witching Time (along with other gear I’m sure some here could identify easily).
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Old 26th Mar 2022, 9:53 am   #385
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As referenced in this linked Thread the paranormal investigators in "The Conjuring" and also in "The Conjuring 2" are shown using a Mayfair FT-305 and a Uher 4000 Report (not sure which exact model) portable reel to reel tape recorders.

https://www.google.com/url?client=in...fV1f-NfM8B4dDG

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Old 28th Mar 2022, 5:48 pm   #386
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I watched The Ipcress File (again) only last week, and was once again reminded that the tape of the Ipcress noise was pulled from a stove which was 'still warm'.
Surely the recording would have been erased by the heat?
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 9:25 am   #387
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Default VRC52A in film.

A Marconi 10" VRC52A featured in a 1952 film on Talking Pictures TV this morning. '13 East Street'.' The TV appears quite a number of times in a flat. It would have been barely two years old when the film was made. John.
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Old 4th May 2022, 9:09 am   #388
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'It's A Wonderful World, 1956 TPTV this morning. Product placement by DECCA, Bush and Brunswick [Decca] like you have never seen!

Bush DAC90A in cream, Decca radiogram model 98/99, Decca DMCD17 television, Decca Deccalian record player, Decca wind up gramophone, an unknown tape recorder, adverts for Decca and Brunswick records, and the Decca recording studios. You can watch the film on TPTV/encore. John.
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Old 4th May 2022, 9:10 am   #389
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A few more pics. J.
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Old 4th May 2022, 11:26 am   #390
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Ha ha, that is just a Decca advert with a storyline shoehorned in!
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Old 4th May 2022, 11:50 am   #391
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I think there was more but life is too short! I think they managed to squeeze in just about every Decca model except the 'Double Decca' but I suppose it was not a current model, neither was the wind up! You can see the mess that sound box is making of that record when run backwards....J.
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Old 5th May 2022, 6:18 pm   #392
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I've been enjoying The Ipcress File and despite a couple of anachronisms, (a 'blink and you'll miss it' Grundig TK141 and what looked like a flat-bed Revox) ...
Isn't The IPCRESS File in a contemporary setting?
Can't see how items from the future managed to get themselves on-set?
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Old 10th May 2022, 9:48 pm   #393
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Default Spotted this in the recent ' Ipcress File' on ITV

Couldn't believe my eyes! I had one of those in 1962, bought from Henry's Radio, Edgware Road (?) London for £4.19/6d. Came with a crystal mic, had 3inch spools and no capstain, which didn't bother this 12 year old! Was a Christmas present. Where DO the props suppliers get their stuff from..... where has it been all those years and in such good condition?
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Old 11th May 2022, 8:55 am   #394
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I haven't seen the Ipcress File in years, and the gear probably
wasn't vintage when I last saw it.

The Picture posted by nicam49 though, jumped out at me.
I have the exact same RIM drive Tape Machine.


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The Decca 98 radiogram featured in the film. [6L6G output] J.
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Old 14th May 2022, 10:16 pm   #396
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I haven't seen the Ipcress File in years, and the gear probably
wasn't vintage when I last saw it.

The Picture posted by nicam49 though, jumped out at me.
I have the exact same RIM drive Tape Machine.


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Hi Ian, the Ipcress File being mentioned is the ITV serialised version of it... shown earlier this year. That tape recorder of yours is in amazing condition for its age!
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Old 18th May 2022, 12:03 pm   #397
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One of the benefits of not having Television is that I don't hear about things I mistakenly might want to watch!
A serial of The Ipcress File sounds good. If it comes out on DVD, I'll investigate whether to buy it.
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Old 18th May 2022, 2:57 pm   #398
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One of the benefits of not having Television is that I don't hear about things I mistakenly might want to watch!
A serial of The Ipcress File sounds good. If it comes out on DVD, I'll investigate whether to buy it.
If you have internet access it is available on the ITV Hub website - no cost involved.
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Old 18th May 2022, 4:29 pm   #399
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I don't know which film, or even if it was in a film, but I like it.

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Old 18th May 2022, 5:05 pm   #400
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Pathé, but I don't know what model.
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