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 Return to top of page · Post #: 16 · Written at 6:12:29 PM on 14 February 2019.
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I am sure there is still one of those tellies at Mitchell Road Antique Centre in Alexandria if any Sydneysiders are interested. This shop is now located on Botany Road, despite the name carrying over. Also available is Parker and Chiswell furniture made for that classic 70s look.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 17 · Written at 6:38:29 PM on 14 February 2019.
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Did you mean to say relocated to Bourke Rd?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 18 · Written at 8:13:49 PM on 14 February 2019.
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It use to Gavens Auctions, It was 2 stories, They held about 4 Auctions per week . In the morning it was Antiques and up one floor you had the Design Auctions which was held once per month and it specialised in only 50s 60s 70s design, I use to sell huge amounts through there and I did that for years.
Gaven run the best Auctions in Australia and was quite a character. They use to have vintage Radio and Electronics Auctions about once a month, then books ,photos , Records,
They had musical instruments Auctions , vintage cameras,
Art and paintings.
These Auctions were all devided into specialty Auctions, so all radios or all 50s 60s 70s furniture.
I was selling there for many years and I would stock that design Auction with my mid century furniture.
It was a wonderful place full of characters and I can honestly say that, my time there was the happiest of my life .
Gaven inherited some money and he closed the Auction down and bought a big farm up north, The Auction rooms were then devided and all the sellers and dealers became stallholders , it became like a giant antique center for 50s 60s 70s mid century Items. After the Auction closed I did not become a stall holder because at that stage I already had my own mid century business here in Sydney called fab60s .
But Gavens Auctions were a wonderful place to be!!! Gosh it was a different world than now

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 19 · Written at 6:32:34 AM on 16 February 2019.
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Hotel/motels of the time pretty much all used the pedigree in rooms, the government also used them.more a space saving move,also the price and locally made.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 20 · Written at 12:28:10 PM on 16 February 2019.
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ALL TVs were locally made then!!

Yes the Pedigree was a very successful design that actually saved the company. A very good example of good industrial design, it was everything that the US "Predicta" (the inspiration for the design) wasn't - very reliable, a good performer and very easy to service.

For many years, the biggest selling TV in Australia.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 21 · Written at 9:46:25 AM on 22 February 2019.
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Looks like next week's episode has some pictures taken off the screen of the Pedigree.....


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 22 · Written at 8:57:14 AM on 27 February 2019.
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Don't forget us folk up north. myself and I know two other members, Toby up on the Sun Shine coast and Matt in Stanthorpe.
I purchase a few TV's off Matt Last year.
Biggest issue, I have with collecting the TV's, is the space, more so with things like the Astor 3in1's.
Having to rearrange the shed again to better display the TV's and the Radios and to give us a better area to work on them. It's hard to turn away offers of more items...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 23 · Written at 6:24:06 AM on 28 February 2019.
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Ian, did you supply them with a modulator, or are they injecting the video direct ?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 24 · Written at 1:07:45 PM on 28 February 2019.
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Yes I supplied a modulator. One of my Vintage TV units. Actually it was the same one that came back from Silicon Chip after they ran the article.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 25 · Written at 8:13:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
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Thanks Ian.
I haven't got around to building your design, Yet...Was a very interesting article, and I learnt a lot from it, many thanks.
I was lucky and picked up two units with 8 modulators in each, off the net for $40.00 a few years back, so haven't had the need at the moment.
Thinks they came out of a Pub or club, so far I don't have any real issues playing content from the DVD or the DVB_T or DVB_S STB's, on most TV's, But using video from a card in the computer, does cause a few issues.
the series on 7, is not too bad, better that the last TV that was on the politically biased and factually devoid Anabel Series on the ABC.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 26 · Written at 9:59:36 AM on 1 March 2019.
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I watched the episode last night, great seeing all the vintage cars/mobikes and "channel 8" TV video and audio gear!
I always laugh a bit at the cars, yes I drive a crappy 60's Morris Elite, the cars on the show all looked like 100 point pebble beach contenders, in real life they would be lucky to see a bucket of Persil in a year. Love the big AH I bet the owner gets a fright every time the talent slams a door!
You have to suspend belief a bit with these series and just enjoy the action, i'm sure the experts would spot something was a markIV and not a markII or some nit picking thing. I'm just glad someone is funding some Aussie TV with Aussie made radios, TVs, and electrical gear shown.
Loved the "Technical Difficulties" screen shot on the Pye, its little details like that help the narrative. Ms Fisher is a break of fresh air from Midsomer, Poroit and Father Whatsy!

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 27 · Written at 11:47:13 AM on 1 March 2019.
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I agree with you on that Fred, something fresh, and doing the Aussie thing, taking the P out of ourselves...
picked up Silicon Chip yesterday, Interesting article Fred, Good reading, well Done.


 
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