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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:43:05 AM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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One of the things we can do as collectors is raise the profile of what we are doing by helping TV and movie producers with period-correct, working TVs.

Here is one example in the upcoming series on 7. (Pic was screen grabbed from the trailer)

Thanks Brad, Pete.

Pye Pedigree Valve Television


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:00:33 AM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Ive had that set for years and I originally got it from anther tv collector called Dany and we have been friends ever since.
In the 20 years Ive been interested in vintage Tvs ,I have only known and met 2 others who share the interest, Ian , Dany, and myself! Not alot of us in the world.
Looking forward to seeing the photos!!!
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:48:41 AM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Penrith, NSW
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Hi Pete.

As for finding other collectors of TV's, don't forget me, and also TV Collector whom lives near Ballarat.

I can count seventeen TV's in the room from where I am writing this entry.

Ian. Is there an update on the Bush Simpson TV ?
I would love to see that one being used in a local TV series/movie.

Best wishes to all the Vintage Radio and Television Community.


Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:16:35 PM on 9 February 2019.
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Hi wayne,,no not forgetting you,there is also Stephen now in Albury!
Bush ?? Who's doing that? Dany had one he scraped, may have parts ,i would need to ask him to know


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:11:00 PM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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And me! Just wish there were more resto candidates out there. I prefer late fifties sets just because the cabinets were so much nicer then.

It's just so hard to find good examples at a reasonable price. Ebay is not our friend unfortunately. It has bumped the price of collectable tellies up to unreasonable levels.

As a radio apprentice back in the 70's I saw so many sets go onto landfill when colour came along. How I wish I had some of them now (sigh).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 2:42:05 PM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Penrith, NSW
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Hi Pete. Ian Robertson is doing the Bush Simpson, and a H.M.V.

Both donations. Quite simply, I haven't the room.

I am about to begin the restoration of two HMV C211 colour sets. I will take photos of the restorations, and post them on the forum.

I have been away from my workshop for a while. The temperature in Penrith has been around 38 degrees for weeks on end. I have been living within the range of an airconditioner as much as humanly possible.

Stay cool.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:36:20 PM on 9 February 2019.
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 GTC
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Blingbling in QLD has (had?) a pretty large collection.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:58:33 PM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hot wayne?
Oh yes ! I'm working doing a labouring job! As a rule I fine with the heat and I dont mind labouring work. But the key is to drink ,drink drink .. water only and wear a good hat,
Ionly had one day that really knocked me flat and it was 39d, and I had been on a shovel and matock all day. I came home and felt 1000 years old! And the next morning 2000 years old!
But mostly I'm fine with it if I drink drink drink ,lots of water


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:19:25 PM on 9 February 2019.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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I agree with what Irext was saying.

Not enough candidates from the 50's & 60's for sale and those that are on eBay & Gumtree are mostly way overpriced.
There are sometimes exceptions. I have picked up a couple of bargain HMV's from sellers with realistic prices.

I often wish Australia got colour TV in 1966-68 like the US and UK. I much prefer the cabinet styles from this era (Mid Century Modern or Eames) rather than the mid 70's
I would love a vintage colour set but am not that keen on the cabinet styling of the Australian sets ! (I will however be interested to see Wayne's HMV C211's)

Can't wait to see the Pye Pedigree on TV !


Ian....have you got another HMV to restore......is it the E1 that the guy in Tassie had (I hope it is). It deserves your expertise !!
He offered it to me but I had no idea how to get it from Tassie to Albury lol


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 1:39:25 PM on 11 February 2019.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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Wayne. Best of luck with the C211's.

I cut my teeth on them but boy were they unreliable.

A very ambitious design but poorly implemented.

Lots of heat problems in the SMPS and underated PCB contacts on the Hor deflection PCB which burnt up frequently.

They made a nice pic when all of their many ill,s were sorted.

Watch out for the chassis hinges. They spontaniously let go when hinging the chassis up and many CRT,s were necked that way.

I'll be watching your progress with great interest. (Lots of pics please Smile )


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 6:48:28 PM on 12 February 2019.
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Photo uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 7:27:39 PM on 12 February 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Bit of fun Ian!!! Beats mowing the lawn!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 6:08:05 PM on 13 February 2019.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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When I was a kid, our family had a PYE TV set just like the one in the photo, complete with the black stand.

It worked well, but did require service from time to time. The one fault I remember is that the volume would slowly increase by itself over a period of hours.

I don't know what happened to the set; one day it was replaced with a colour TV.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 6:54:22 PM on 13 February 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Yes Robbert,
That model was the best selling tv set.
You would also find them in schools, doctors etc.
Very robust set and pretty reliable.
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 7:46:45 AM on 14 February 2019.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
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The PYE Pedigree was a winning design.

It was compact, reliable, performed well and fitted the decor of the modern sixties home perfectly.

It was also reasonably portable as well. Two people could easily grab a handle each and move it to another room.

They got that one right.


 
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