Alba TRG097AC Combined Radiogram Television Receiver

Made:
1951 in United Kingdom
maker:
Alba
Alba Television Receiver

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Alba Television Receiver
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Alba TRG097AC combined radiogram and television receiver, 1951.

Combined Radiogram Television made by Alba in 1948.

The combined radiogram television had a 5 channel television on a 15 inch screen, as well as the radio it had a three speed record player, and storage space for records. A contemporary Alba leaflet gives the price for the radiogram television as 220 guineas, or 225 for an AC/DC version. The leaflet stated 'It's 'TELEWISDOM' to buy ALBA!'

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1994-5020
Materials:
bakelite, cotton (textile), glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), wood (unidentified) and wood veneer
Measurements:
Turntable base: 140 mm x 370 mm x 320 mm,
Radiogram front: 810 mm x 460 mm x 380 mm,
turntable: 250 mm,
television screen: 270 mm x 385 mm
radio channel display glass: 95 mm x 220 mm
television overall: 810 mm x 450 mm
inside cabinet measurements with doors open: 950 mm x 2040 mm
radio channel display with dials: 180 mm x 380 mm
type:
radiogram and television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • component - object
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford