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Old 04-05-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Britains oldest working television

Britains oldest working television up for auction.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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Very cool. Now let's guess who will buy it.

I'll guess Sir Richard Branson
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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In Great Britain, televisions are a lot older than ours. We've only been a country for what, 235 years? Our old televisions are nothing in comparison to Great Britain's old televisions!
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:05 PM   #4
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Our old televisions are nothing in comparison to Great Britain's old televisions!
Not yet offered for auction is George Washington's telly.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #5
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Not yet offered for auction is George Washington's telly.
Ahhh yes, made entirely of wood, wasn't it? The TV was hard enough to move around, but the wooden cable was a real bear, or so the legend goes.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
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Not yet offered for auction is George Washington's telly.
I'm sure you can find an auction featuring a TV from the CVN-73...
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:37 AM   #7
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That TV looks awesome!!!!

I wonder who bought it,they didnt update the article......


What kind of TV is that??? It does not look like a CRT!
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:15 AM   #8
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I'm not 100% sure but I think that early TVs had an upward facing CRT showing the picture in reverse and a mirror in the open lid displaying everything the right way round.
It might have been a somewhat more sophisticated method, ie using optics of one sort or another, but you get the drift.
Early CRTs were very long devices and would have been difficult to accommodate horizontally.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:16 AM   #9
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Pretty dang cool.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:37 AM   #10
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I'm not 100% sure but I think that early TVs had an upward facing CRT showing the picture in reverse and a mirror in the open lid displaying everything the right way round.
This was the blueprint for later projection TVs.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #11
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I just discovered it sold at auction for $27,000+

MZTV in Toronto was the buyer.

Wow 27k!!
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:38 PM   #12
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Won't receive a picture. Doesn't have a digital tuner.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:14 PM   #13
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Won't receive a picture. Doesn't have a digital tuner.
...and it would have only worked on the original 405 line standard in VHF Band 1 both of which were abandoned decades ago.

Apart from that, it's perfect in every respect.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:17 PM   #14
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MZTV wanted it for display in the museum.
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:12 AM   #15
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Very nice...... I wonder if they would ever let it go? (If someone offered them enough $$$$$$)
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