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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:36:15 AM on 4 November 2011.
Glenz75's Gravatar
 Location: Wellington, NZ
 Member since 4 November 2011
 Member #: 1029
 Postcount: 5

Hi everyone, a new member here from NZ, I found this forum quite by accident and decided to join up.

I collect and restore old New Zealand made TV sets, mainly 1960's valve black and white but I do have colour sets also. Valve radios are another hobby too.

Have been doing this now for a number years and since there is very little information on NZ made TV's I thought it was time to put some information up on the internet about them.

I have about thrity or so sets currently of varying makes/models like Pye/Philips/AWA/Majestic/Dreco/Admrial and I've also created a blog page on my TV's also.

Here is the web address for those that might want to have a look at some of my sets. There is a write up on all of them and restoration notes/photos on the sets I have started repairing.
The address is - http://nzvintagetvradio.blogspot.com/.

Would like to hear from other TV collectors here also as these old sets need to be preserved and kept going.
I remember reading that atricle in the 1999 Silicon Chip magazine and agreeing with the comments about this aspect of electronics that should be saved.
Hope to stick around these parts and post/start new threads and reply to future topics.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:22:37 PM on 4 November 2011.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6268

Welcome Glen.

That's a great website you've assembled.

I'm not into TVs myself, but respect anybody who restores any such gear.

I noted the digital watches. I still have a Seiko that my mother brought back from overseas and gave me as a birthday present in 1970. It cost $140 back then (which is $1,374 today)! It still works although I can't get a wristband for it anymore ... and I can't read it without glasses Smile

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:32:52 AM on 5 November 2011.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2011
 Member #: 803
 Postcount: 456

Hi Glen.

Welcome, nice to see another TV person on the forums.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:08:28 AM on 7 November 2011.
Glenz75's Gravatar
 Location: Wellington, NZ
 Member since 4 November 2011
 Member #: 1029
 Postcount: 5

Thanks for the welcome guys...Yes the old Seiko and Casio watches, I like the old digital ones, they're neat and good to
wear and some of them have super loud alarms too!

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:52:42 AM on 7 November 2011.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6268

some of them have super loud alarms too!?

They sure do, and they used to go off in cinemas and meetings and libraries. They were the most annoying thing for years, until beepers and mobile phone ring tones arrived.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:35:40 PM on 7 November 2011.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6663

You know you had a watch if it billowed a Westminster chime at high noon...

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 2:11:34 AM on 13 November 2011.
MonsieurTelevision's Gravatar
 Location: Düsseldorf, DE
 Member since 11 August 2009
 Member #: 531
 Postcount: 43

Hi Glen,

Welcome on board, best wishes from the german member.
I enjoy your web-site, would like to see more TV-sets.
Which NZ-companies made TVs?
I don`t talk about Philips, Admiral and other domestics.
I own only some NZ-TV guides from ebay.
Would like to fresh up my international TV collection
with an early set from New Zealand, made by a NZ
My collection is the biggest international collection of TVs
in the world.
I own vintage TVs from 24 countries around the world,
I cannot hit country no. #25!
My sets were made by more than 136 different companies.
In total they are around 200 TVs.
Don`t ask me for my other stuff, radios, jukeboxes....

Best regards,

Monsieur Television

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