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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:46:02 PM on 16 April 2014.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
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Hi all,

I remember this idea was discussed a while back, but nothing much really came from it. Is there still any interest in running a "Vintage Television of the week" alongside the current "Vintage radio of the week"?

I now own about ten tube chassis sets from between 1956 - 1971, which would be usable for this, and there are plenty of other television collectors on here who could also contribute. Luckily, the Radiomuseum website, while not the best source, does have a lot of technical information on the sets I own. I (like most collectors) also own a digital camera - perfect for good quality photos of sets.

I'd be intrigued to see if this is still a feasable idea?

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:57:28 PM on 16 April 2014.
TV Collector's avatar
 Location: Ballarat, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2011
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I'm interested in seeing this happen as well. I have a few sets that can "pose" for pictures.

Providing technical specs for the various models is not going to be a problem as I can provide them if not known.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:26:46 PM on 17 April 2014.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Whilst I am still committed to accommodating this on a new version of this website (photos will be larger and more information included), due to personal circumstances, I am not able to devote time to finishing that project for the time being.

However, if anyone is able to supply high resolution photographs that are sharp and have good contrast and provide some basic information I will be happy to include, say, twelve televisions on the current site and will place any material provided in weeks where certain radios appear more than once (and there are a few of these).

I need to be firm with picture quality though. Digital cameras should be used - not phones or tablets and sufficient space should be around the subject so photos are easy for me to centre, crop and shrink as necessary to fit into the current (and future) site template. The lenses fitted to phones and tablets simply do not provide the depth that a traditional camera can. Use current ROTW photos as a guide as to what is needed although I'd admit that even some of these are due for replacement.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:32:53 PM on 17 April 2014.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Hi Brad, I'll send you some stuff when I get back home from holidays on the 24th. Thanks!

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:08:55 PM on 20 April 2014.
Sue's avatar
 Sue
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
 Member since 13 January 2011
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Good idea!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:17:35 PM on 22 April 2014.
TV Collector's avatar
 Location: Ballarat, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2011
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Do we get to see your Astor Plymouth as a TV of the week Sue? It would be a perfect candidate!
I can send my copies of the Plymouth pictures to Brad if you want to save trying to send them yourself.

Chris, will you be doing any photos of your AWA P1? If not I'll take some of mine.

I'll have to arrange for some good pictures of some of my sets. I need to find a nicer setting for them than a shed wall.Perplexed


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:11:06 AM on 23 April 2014.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
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Your P1 might be a better candidate Andrew! Mine is pretty rough, complete with bolts fitted though the front bezel of the set to hold the CRT in place! Frown Unless you're handy with photoshop that is.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:51:04 PM on 23 April 2014.
TV Collector's avatar
 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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I agree, yours has suffered some unwanted attention! I'll take some nicer pictures of my P1 this weekend.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:55:27 PM on 26 April 2014.
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 Sue
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
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I wouldn't mind that, Andrew. I've since taken some shots of the Plymouth in sunlight to display the colour of the gold trim and woodwork. I'll send them to you for your consideration.


 
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