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  • July 1950
  • Single channel Band I T.R.F.
  • 9" Osram 6505A Aluminised C.R.T. with 7KV E.H.T.
  • 15 Valves plus metal H.T. rectifier
  • A.C. / D.C. mains
  • Original cost £36 17s 5d + £8 5s 7d tax
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This bakelite set appeared about the same time as the TV22, however it is far rarer. Whilst not as decorative as the TV22 it is still quite cute in it's own way.
SERVICE DATA The Trader service sheet 976/T8 is available on the Telly Data CD.
Beautifully shiney bakelite - shame about the ***** camera :-( - however there is a chip out of the underside of the cabinet which you can't see without lifting the set.

The bottom cover should be held on by four hexagonal bakelite chunks, internally threaded. These have felt attached to them thus doubling as the feet of the set. However directly threaded bakelite was never going to be very rhobust and indeed one foot is missing with a second held on only by the use of some carefully stuffed cardboard.

There are signs of comparatively recent work, such as the metal HT rectifier having been bypassed by a modern semiconductor diode in series with a resistor.

The C.R.T. has been replaced with an equally ancient Ferranti part.
WHERE FOUND December 2003 Wotton Bassett bash for £130. This would be an exceptionaly good price if the cabinet were perfect. As it is, it was just a good price !
Chassis View [28K] Timebase panelMain receiver panelLine output stagePower Supply
The twin chassis layout, with power chassis above the R.F.
chassis, is also rminiscent of the Bush TV12/TV22.

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J.Evans 2003
Last updated
8th December 2003