HMV model 1892 television receiver

Made:
c. 1959 in United Kingdom
maker:
Gramophone Company Limited
and
Electric and Musical Industries Limited

HMV 1892 television receiver An HMV 1892 television receiver, from about 1959. This set has a 13 channel tuner which also includes VHF radio
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

HMV 1892 television receiver An HMV 1892 television receiver, from about 1959. This set has a 13 channel tuner which also includes VHF radio
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

HMV monochrome television receiver, Model 1892, manufactured about 1959. The set has a 13 channel tuner which also includes VHF radio. The cabinet is made from a single piece of veneered steamed plywood.

An HMV 1892 television receiver, made in the United Kingdom, c. 1959.

This set has a 13 channel tuner which also includes a VHF radio. The cabinet is made from a single piece of veneered, steamed plywood. The wood is placed in a steam-filled chamber until it becomes soft and flexible. It's then curved round to create the cabinet shape and allowed to cool and 'set' in that shape. This was a quick and cheap way of producing TV cabinets.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1986-5017
Materials:
electronic components, glass, plastic (unidentified), wood (unidentified), wood veneer
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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