'Channel' Band III television converter, type C2, 1955-1960

Made:
1955-1960 in Burnham-on-sea
"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. "Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. "Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. "Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. "Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, "Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset,

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"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset.
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"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Channel" Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Channel' Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, made by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, England, 1955-1960.

Until 1955 the BBC transmitted the only television service in the UK, transmitted on Band I. However, in 1955 the commercial channel ITV launched, transmitting on Band III. Many people already owned televisions that were only designed to receive the BBC’s Band I service. Conversion boxes, like this example, allowed those users watch the new channel on their old television. Convertors were not perfect and the picture could be affected by unwanted patterns interference from electrical signals.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1984-1652
type:
television components
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by Thorn-EMI Central Reseach Laboratories