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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:15:36 PM on 31 January 2019.
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Can anyone identity this set from the picture, its Australian and thats all I have to go by and would like to know, picture coming by stagecoach in the next day or so, cheers.

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:39:09 PM on 31 January 2019.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:40:48 PM on 1 February 2019.
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It's a Pye, probably has the all solid state T26 chassis which makes it 1968 to 1973 approx.

The size of the channel knob rules out the Astor tuner so it can't be a T23. The Astor turret was too "clunky" for a small knob like that.

Philips had a vaguely similarly styled TV but I don't think this is it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:29:25 PM on 1 February 2019.
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It is a Pye but the model eludes me, I believe the picture is 1966 ,I didn't mention Pye so you know your stuff,if its 66 as I suspect it would be a t21 chassis?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:44:37 PM on 1 February 2019.
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Someone must have come across it once,I want one for my collection ,it looks like a sim card.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:28:35 AM on 3 February 2019.
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Yes, if it is really a 1966 model it would still be a T21 chassis but with the EIL / Astor tuner. by then.
Pye used a bigger channel knob with those tuners as I recall.

They had a problem with the Pedigree channel knob being too small when the EIL turret replaced the UK-sourced incremental tuner.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:11:07 AM on 3 February 2019.
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Thanks for the replies Ian ,its pretty damn hard to get any replies on here, just posting a simple picture is a pita , so I'll concentrate elsewhere with my search ,I'll still check in occasionally which is I suspect the norm here, cheers


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 2:33:01 PM on 3 February 2019.
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pretty damn hard to get any replies on here

I'd say that the great majority of regulars on here are into valve radios rather than TVs. Those with TV experience are usually pretty quick to respond when they can.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 2:25:31 PM on 4 February 2019.
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David, I was a TV field and bench service tech from 1967 to 1976, for most of those years about half my work was warranty repairs on new gear. Did E&C Cert at night. Now a hardware design engineer.

How many Pyes do you have in your collection?

I knew the engineers at Pye in the mid-late 70s. With the closure some Pye people came to work for my company.

Yes there aren't many TV collectors in Oz. I have a small collection, would be bigger if I had the space.

My email is unhidden btw.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 4:42:50 PM on 9 February 2019.
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Are you sure it's a T21 chassis because I thought that the T23 hybrid chassis was introduced in about 1966 and that set would be using the T23 chassis.

The T26 fully transistorised chassis IIRC came out in either 1970 or 1971


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 8:05:02 AM on 12 February 2019.
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My Chancellor is 1966 with a t21 chassis


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 10:57:46 AM on 12 February 2019.
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Pye were known in my experience to run different chassis simultaneously, particularly if a cabinet design was nearing end of life or to use up stock. I could well understand the reluctance to change the control heads, chassis mounting points and backs in cabinets that were made outside, for a small volume model that was in runout.

Easier to do another run of the old chassis on the 2nd line or allow a small stockpile.

I can visualise the meetings that would have happened, memos generated etc.

So during 1966 both T21s and T23s were made.


 
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