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These unique objects date back to the origins of radio and television broadcasting. Mainly related to the British professional television and radio industries, explore the technologies and engineering of broadcasting represented by these objects.
Film Can Labels and Negative Report Sheets used in 1980s Television Production
Selection of film can labels and negative report sheets used throughout the 1980s during television production.
Calrec assignable sound desk
Calrec assignable sound desk with Hewlett Packard computer and monitor, 1986; Control desk. Calrec Audio Ltd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Desk Type: CCA24/8 24 T16. Serial Number: 365. In 5 parts; Control desk, Unit, monitor, keyboard, hard drive. Connecting wires included; two boxes of connecting cable. Also two wooded trays for the monitor and hard drive to sit in on the top of the desk.
Orion Videomovie Compact Video Recorder
Orion videomovie compact video recorder in original case.
NEC 2022 satellite television receiver, c 1995
NEC 2022 satellite television receiver.
Amstrad SRX200 satellite receiver, 1989
Amstrad SRX200 satellite television receiver in original packaging. This was the first-ever dedicated Sky satellite system.
BBC 'Bijou' Crystal Set Receiver Type 6
BBC Radiola 'Bijou' crystal set Type 6, 1923. Made by British Thomson-Houston Co Ltd, Rugby. 'BTH' logo in gold paint on top of lid. 'BBC' logo in paint on front of box. Serial No R23301.
Carton for Lumex 'Standlens' Television Screen Magnifier
Carton for Lumex 'Standlens' television screen magnifier with height adjustable stand.
Five lenses for Marconi Mark III television camera, c 1960
Collection of historic television artefacts, 1950-1970: five lenses for Marconi Mark III television camera, in box
Panasonic colour television with fastext
Panasonic colour television receiver with fastext, model number TX-3370GR.
Murphy television receiver, c 1952
Monochrome television receiver, made by Murphy, 1950-1954.
Plastic ring from sE Electronics sE2200A microphone
Grey plastic ring with two elasticated bands, part of the sE Electronics sE2200A microphone, from the Yogscast gaming YouTube channel studio.
Tripod, used with Logitech HD pro webcam C920 camera, from the Yogscast gaming YouTube channel studio.
Asus HD monitor
Asus HD 1920x1080 widescreen monitor, 2012, from the Yogscast gaming YouTube channel studio.
Ikan LED studio light
Ikan IB508-v2 bi-color LED studio light from the Yogscast gaming YouTube channel studio.
Razer Anansi wired computer gaming keyboard
Razer Anansi expert MMO gaming keyboard, model RZ03-0055, from the Yogscast gaming YouTube channel studio.
Remote Control for Labgear 7056 Satellite Receiver, 1995
Remote control unit for Labgear 7056 Colourtext satellite receiver.
Pye 13 channel Model F124 television receiver adapator, 1955-1960
Pye 13 channel Model F124 adapator for use with Pye Band I television receivers from 1955 onwards. Enables ITV reception, 1954-1958.
Legs For Pye Automatic Model V210A television receiver, c 1959
For wooden legs for Pye 'Automatic' Model V210/A black and white television receiver,1958-1960.
Sony video camera kit, VCK02400ACE
Sony video camera kit, VCK02400ACE, 1980-1985
Ear Receiver for 'Watchman' Miniature Television Receiver
Ear receiver MDR-62, with ear hook, for Sony 'Watchman' miniature television receiver, c 1989.
Sony colour video camera
Sony colour video camera, model BVP 300AP Serial no 21408 with shoulderstrap, power pack BP2A, cable, lens hood, replacement components, printed circuit, hood, covers, viewfinder.
Mixing Desk from 'North West Tonight' BBC studio
Desk support from sound mixing desk used in the gallery of the 'North West Tonight' studio at BBC Manchester. Cast from a single piece of metal and painted black. Includes adjustable feet.
`Gallery 2000' Digital Stills Storage System for Broadcast Television
`Gallery 2000' digital stills storage system for broadcast television, developed by BBC, 1990-1995
Gretag Eidophor Model 5170 colour projector
Gretag Eidophor Model 5170 colour projector with ancillary equipment, 1984
Framed poster for Channel 3 Regions
Framed poster for Channel 3 Regions by Independent Television Commission (ITC).
Equipment for Marconi Heli-Tele aerial television
Equipment, leads and controls including Joystick control box assy, serial no 101 and Junction box assembly serial no 101, for Marconi Heli-Tele gyro-stablised ball turret aerial television camera rig for helicopter as used by the BBC, c 1975-1985.
RCA 6" tabletop television receiver, 1948
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: RCA 6" tabletop television receiver, 1948.
Digital Light Processing Optical Semiconductor Chip
One of three Digital Light Processing optical semiconductor chips (digital micromirror device), manufactured by Texas Instruments, 2007.
Westinghouse 19" tabletop television receiver, 1950
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: Westinghouse 19" tabletop television receiver, 1950.
Remote Control for Drake ESR 250e Satellite Receiver and Decoder
Remote control unit for Drake ESR 250e satellite receiver and decoder.
RCA 8" tabletop television receiver, 1950
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: RCA 8" tabletop television receiver, 1950.
Drake ESR 250e Satellite Receiver and Decoder
Drake ESR 250e satellite receiver and decoder. Motorised analogue satelite receiver.
RCA Model #6T53 16" tabletop television receiver, 1950
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: RCA Model #6T53 16" tabletop television receiver, 1950.
Philco Model 50-T1404 10" tabletop television receiver, 1950
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: Philco Model 50-T1404 10" tabletop television receiver, 1950.
RCA 21CT785 "The Westcott" Colour Television Receiver
RCA 21CT785 "The Westcott" mahogany console colour television receiver, 1956. Chassis CTC-5, 21" diameter picture (overall). Acquired as part of the Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers. Badged as an 'RCA Victor 'Special'', 'The Westcot' was one of the most economically-priced colour sets available at the time, part of the a line-up of several sets sharing the CTC-5 chassis, and accompanied by a new, more vigorous and expensive sales campaign by RCA to sell colour TV to the American public. Sales never met expectations.
Ampex AVR1 2" Quadruplex video tape recorder, 1975-1979
Ampex AVR1 2" Quadruplex video tape recorder, 1975-1979
Movie Channel lapel badge, c 1988
British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) Movie Channel lapel badge. Yellow 'M' on pale blue diamond with white edge, on black background. The Movie Channel was one of five satellite channels provided by BSB. Launched in 1989, the Movie Channel survived the merger with Sky until 1997, when iot was renamed 'Sky Movies' and split into a number of different strands.
3 of 6 rotor blades from BBC Global Video Unit hexacopter drone
3 of 6 rotor blades from Hexacopter drone kit and digital video camera. The kit was built by the Global Video Unit and used to collect video footage for the BBC's news platforms worldwide.
Image intensifier, Type IM15, McLennon Marine Limited. Serial Number 5202, BBC no 18105. Used for filming in very low-level light. Used with Arriflex 16mm film camera.
BBC AMC/2 microphone amplifier
BBC AMC/2 cabinet mounting microphone amplifier. Part of the standard Type-A studio equipment, it was designed to raise the output level of the Type-A ribbon microphone previous to mixing. 1 valve (AC/SP3A).
BBC OBA/9 Spares & Component box
Spares box for the OBA/9 rack. This box contains interconnecting cables as well as remote cue lights for use at the microphone position plus an extension peak programme meter (PPM).
Outside Broadcast Audio Amplifier
Outside Broadcast Audio Valve Amplifier, 1936 used by the BBC.
Canovision EX1 Hi-8 Camcorder kit
Canovision EX1 Hi-8 Camcorder kit, manufactured by Canon, 1980s. Kit includes 2 x zoom lenses (3x and 15x) and all accessories in fitted case.
Vinten HP 419 I television camera pedestal
Two Vinten HP 419 l camera pedestals. One original and one replica
Images received at first public demonstration of radio-telephotography
Two original images received at first public demonstration of radio-telephotography in Selfridge's department store in London, 6 September 1926.
Avocet 333 Type IV electronic valve tester, 1960-1969
Avocet 333 Type IV electronic valve tester, 1960-1969.
Received at First Public Radio-telephotography Demonstration
Original image received at first public demonstration of radio-telephotography in Selfridge's department store in London, 6 September 1926. Illustration of man and woman with handwritten inscription: `Photograph transmitted on W/T on 400 metres and received at first pub lic demonstration of radio-telephotography at Selfridge's, London. by LS Harley Apparatus J J on telectograph vi:ix:1926.