GEC 1091 television receiver

Made:
c. 1949 in United Kingdom
maker:
General Electric Company Limited

GEC 1091 9 inch television receiver, about 1949 A GEC 1091 9 inch television receiver from about 1949. It cost £54-2-8 (including tax) when new

GEC 1091 television receiver, 1949. 9 inch TV with bakelite cabinet. Screen and loudspeaker side by side and of equal size.

A GEC 1091 television receiver with a 9 inch screen, made in England c. 1949.

The advertising for this set explained that viewers did not need to crowd together to watch (because the screen had a wide viewing angle) and that it was not necessary to draw the curtains - as it had a clear bright picture. The bakelite cabinet was more to deal with post-war timber shortages than for design aesthetics. The 1091 cost £54-2-8 (including tax) when new.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1988-5058/3
Materials:
bakelite, electronic components, glass and white metal (unknown)
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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