Pye Band III converter, type F124, 1955-1960

Made:
1955-1960 in East Anglia
maker:
Pye Limited
Pye Band III converter, type F124, c. 1955 Pye Band III converter, type F124, c. 1955 Pye Band III converter, type F124, c. 1955 Pye Band III converter, type F124, East Anglia, 1955-1960.
      
      Pye Band III converter, type F124, East Anglia, c. 1955.

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Pye Band III converter, type F124, c. 1955
Science Museum Group Collection
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Pye Band III converter, type F124, c. 1955
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pye Band III converter, type F124, c. 1955
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pye Band III converter, type F124, East Anglia, 1955-1960. Pye Band III converter, type F124, East Anglia, c. 1955.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pye Band III converter, type F124, made by Pye Limited, East Anglia, 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:
1984-1654
type:
television components
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by Thorn-EMI Central Reseach Laboratories