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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:29:18 AM on 19 January 2014.
Shane's Gravatar
 Location: Gorokan, NSW
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My shed contained an old BGE TV from the Selex decal company NO. 5223.

Also dose any body know any thing about it?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:02:41 PM on 19 January 2014.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Hi Shane,

How old is it? Could you email me a photo please - my email should be on my profile if you click my name.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:00:37 PM on 20 January 2014.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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BGE - British General Electric (Australian Brand)

Cannot be too sure without seeing a picture of it. It sounds like a mid to late 1950's era TV. Probably based on a STC (Standard Telephone & Cable) TV chassis as BGE was just a badge name.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:43:13 PM on 20 January 2014.
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Ha, that's only a few years off what I thought! I was thinking BGE was some cheap and nasty "off-brand" manufacturing equally cheap and nasty televisions in the 2000s... Maybe I got it mixed up with DSE?

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:26:36 PM on 21 January 2014.
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BGE (British General Electric) was a British radio manufacturer back in the dim dark past. They later became GEC and then later absorbed into Plessey which then became part of Siemens.

BGE had no relationship to General Electric (GE) or their Australian subsidiary, the Australian General Electric Company (AGE).

BGE made the famous Dapper Five squared-off tombstone radio of 1933 or thereabouts.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:52:54 PM on 27 January 2014.
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Hi Chris I will email you a photo


 
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