From the photo you'd be forgiven for thinking this was just another
average sized console set. However it is difficult to describe just
what a monster this thing is; it may not be quite as tall as my fridge-freezer
but it is certainly as wide and definately deeper ! The pictures opposite
will hopefully give some scale to it - note that the CRT sticks out
the back by half a foot (152.4mm in new fangled units).
The design is split into three chassis. The upper chassis is a radio
chassis covering LW, MW and SW, below which is the main television chassis.
Finally, buried in the bottom, is the PSU chassis which is also home
to the audio output valve (a directly heated triode) that is shared
between the TV and radio chassis's.
|SERVICE DATA||Yes thanks - you can download it on the Cossor
Interestingly, Cossor recognised that removal of the radio chassis, which is mounted right above the CRT, would be fraught with danger and the manual recommends removal of the CRT before attempting to remove the radio, with a footnote "many service engineers will prefer to leave the tube in position, and take due care not to drop any of the chassis fixings on it". The fixings !? Be afraid ... be very afraid 8-o
|CURRENT STATE||Pretty much untouched. However one of the valves in the radio looks particularly new and the set came with it's original mains lead fitted with a modern 13-amp plug. Er ...|
|Bought privately for £3K [que sounds of jaws hitting floors]. This is a pre-war set price, but seems I've been mugged with a post war set.|
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5th December 2004