Band III Type 184 Television Adaptor

Made:
1955

A Band III (ITV) Type 184 adaptor, sold by Howells Radio Ltd, Manchester, 1955.

Such units cost £7-17-6 (tax free) when new. When ITV started in September 1955, it broadcast on a completely different set of channels to those used by the BBC. These new channels were in Band III and existing TV sets could not receive them. Instead of buying a new television set, many viewers opted for a band III converter - a 'set-top box' which allowed both BBC and ITV to be received. Some models of these converters were on sale well into the 1960s.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1987-5043
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
television adaptor
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
John R Huntingford