Keracolor B722 television receiver

Made:
c. 1976 in United Kingdom
maker:
Group Systems (Keracolor) Ltd
and
Decca Radio and Television Limited
Keracolor B772  television receiver
      A Keracolor B772 spherical  television receiver from 1970

Keracolor B772 television receiver A Keracolor B772 spherical television receiver from 1970
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Keracolor B722 television receiver, c. 1976. Keracolor colour television receiver based on Decca's `Bradford Chassis' design, 1969-1971. This example has a remote control feature. Designed by Arthur Bracegirdle.

The name Keracolor was derived from the Greek word Karaunos - meaning thunderbolt. Described as 'A colour receiver for the connoisseur' there were a range of models available, ranging from a 12 inch monochrome portable through to a 26 inch colour set with a built-in 8-track stereo cartridge player and a model which could hang from the ceiling.

Looking very 'space-age' (the first moon landing had caused huge excitement six months earlier) these very expensive sets hid the fact that the internal electronics were much cheaper standard units supplied by other manufacturers. This set has a Decca 'Bradford' receiver inside (so called because the set was designed in Bradford).

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1999-5017
Materials:
electronic components, glass and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 880 mm x 800 mm x 660 mm, 35kg
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford