Marconiphone 706 television receiver

Made:
1938 in United Kingdom
maker:
Electric and Musical Industries Limited
Marconiphone Model 706 television receiver
      A Marconi Marconiphone Model 706 (?) television receiver with a 5 inch screen, from about 1938

Marconiphone Model 706 television receiver A Marconi Marconiphone Model 706 (?) television receiver with a 5 inch screen, from about 1938
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Marconiphone 5-inch tabletop combined television and radio receiver Model 706, 1938; incorporates 'Emiscope' picture-tube (1981-474).

A Marconiphone Model 706 television receiver with a 5 inch screen, from about 1938.

Unusually for a 1930s television, this receiver had a screen that was viewed directly, rather than on a mirror lid. The small, circular 5 inch screen is on the right of the cabinet, with the speaker on the left. It also had a built in radio. Not only was it quite cheap for a pre-war television set (29 guineas), it could also be paid for in installments.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1986-715
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), textile, wood (unidentified) and wood veneer
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford