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 Design of the AWA P4 17 inch black & white TV
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:38:57 PM on 28 October 2016.
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 GTC
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"A rare insight is provided into the history of Australian industrial design and in particular the AWA P4 television project in the film produced by the Industrial Design Council of Australia in the early 1970s."

Apart from a tour of the P4 design process, this film contains some interesting images of Sydney in the 1970s, and there's also vision of the World Trade Centre being constructed.

http://ianwongresearch.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/awa-p4-television-archive-video.html


 
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 Sue
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Thanks for this link. I'm wondering if the P4 design was slightly too radical and plasticky for consumers. The P5, although contained in a modern lightweight plastic shell with an integral carrying handle, had the speaker and controls in a conventional arrangement, and quite a bit of chrome.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:54:10 PM on 9 November 2016.
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Jobs in manufacturing paid better than today's service-sector economy because manufacturing creates wealth by 'value-added' to raw materials. At least Victa (in film) still in business.


 
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