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Equipment for period: full 1960's decade.

Click to see large picture Marconi Mk III
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   10 specimens available

The Marconi Mk III 4.5 inch Image orthicon 4-lens turret camera, appeared first in late 1954 and soon was used by most major broadcasters. Using an innovative tilting viewfinder, this large and heavy tv camera was highly reliable, especially on outside broadcasts (up in planes, on board ships). This camera was most famously used as the opening credits of BBC Televisions' 'Grandstand' programme. Larger picture shows the cameras 'dressed' on set for a recent production.

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk II
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Marconi Mk II TV camera appeared first in 1951. A 3"inch Image Orthicon, this camera type was used mainly on outside broadcasts by the BBC until the early 1960s. Notably, this camera type covered the 1953 Coronation broadcast. Also, the camera was used by Associated-Rediffusion in their London studios & CBC TV in Canada. The larger picture shows the camera 'dressed' for a recent production.

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Click to see large picture Vinten OB DOLLY
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   1 specimens available

VINTEN OUTSIDE BROADCASTING DOLLY. This compact camera dolly, designed by Bill Vinten, appeared in late 1958 and was used on the second Queens' Christmas Day Speech, broadcast live from Sandringham. (the Queen-via the BBC- had asked for a less intrusive dolly-the lumbering 'Paddock' had been used the year before). The Vinten dolly runs on solid or pneumatic tyres. The central column elevates and the camera and seat rotate 360 deg (as does the rear steering). In operation the front wheels extend outwards for stability. (Many photos exist of this dolly in BBC & ITV operation without the front wheels extended. Of course, requirements of Health and Safety held no urgency back then...)

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Click to see large picture Newman Sinclair Auto Kine Model G
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Newman Sinclair 'mute' model G 35mm movie camera had a clockwork drive and used a pre-loaded film cassette. The camera was used by newsreel companies during the Second World War (the evacuation of Dunkirk etc) and the Korean War. Television used the camera to shoot programme inserts, documentaries and early tv news footage. The camera pictured is in untested working condition and could be used to shoot footage.

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Click to see large picture EDMONTON Camera crane
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The 'Edmonton' crane was based on the ca:1936 US Fearless 'Panoram' movie studio dolly. The distinctive Edmonton was built for the Rank Organisation and used mainly in British film studios. The crane had a central jib that could be raised 7ft and the turntable rotated 360 deg. The crane could be adapted, with the addition of cable guards, to operate in tv studios. Another version designed exclusively for television studios by Vinten was called the 'Pathfinder'.

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Click to see large picture Arriflex BL
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The ARRIFLEX BL is a double or single sound system 16mm movie camera using a mirror reflex viewfinder and a zoom lens. This camera was used throughout the world for tv news, drama and documentaries. GA-TV has a complete correct-period film rig including 'gun' microphone, headset, sound amp, tripod, body harness and battery. Click to see another image, this shows the camera on location for a recent '1970s' feature film 'news scene'. The camera pictured has it's magazine fitted with a 'barney'.

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Click to see large picture Pye Mk 3
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   3 specimens available

An innovative camera, the PYE Mk 3 was a 3-inch b/w Image Orthicon with several automatic (if problematic) features (iris control, turret turning). First in operation with the BBC in 1951, and ITV (notably ATV)from 1955, the Pye Mk 3 was used for nearly 20 years by most major tv stations throughout the world. Camera badging optional.

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Click to see large picture EMI 203
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The EMI 203 was a 4 1/2" image orthicon camera used in the UK by BBC Television and ITV. European broadcasters included RAI(Italy)and MTV(Hungary). The camera had a four-lens mechanical turret with a blanking plate which could be removed. This enabled the camera image tube to be inserted. A special plate could hold also a fifth lens or diascope. Larger picture shows camera rear with functioning viewfinder and cue light.

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Click to see large picture Wall 35mm
Period:   from the full 1940's to the end of 1970's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The WALL 35mm camera was a 'single system' optical sound camera. Robust with four lenses, this camera was designed for mainly newsreel work (Movietone News etc). The camera first appeared in the mid-1920s and a sound version, in 1935. The camera continued in use until the late 1970s. Larger picture shows our Wall dressed for a 'news scene' with our Bell & Howell 2709, a Newman Sinclair plus period microphones and stands.

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Click to see large picture Sony TV 110 UK
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   2 specimens available

12" monochrome portable receiver. Can be fed a baseband video signal via a modulator. Cream plastic casing. Still displays good pictures.

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Click to see large picture CINTEL Picture monitor
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   2 specimens available

CINTEL monochrome monitors had distinctive red control knobs. Housed in restored vented gold cases, GA-TV has two examples with 15" inch screens. Used originally in 1959 by Anglia Television at their Norwich studios, one of our monitors has an implanted modern CRT, enabling a high quality video image from an external source to be displayed.

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Click to see large picture Hewitt Mic Boom
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A restored example of a lightweight Hewitt microphone boom with a 13ft arm. Film, tv and recording studio use.

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Click to see large picture EMI 2001
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The EMI 2001 was a late-1960s four-tube colour tv camera used by most British tv broadcasters-and in particular-for over twenty years by BBC Television. This camera was used in studios and on outside broadcasts. Integral zoom lens. Liked by cameramen.

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Click to see large picture Wall Showcase
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   Re-creation
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Lord Attenborough poses above a GA-TV Wall movie camera. Apposite promotion material for BSKYB's Millenium Movies season

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Click to see large picture Bolex H16
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

High quality 16mm silent movie camera used by tv news, wildlife photographers and the well-heeled amateur. Through the lens reflex viewfinder. Three-lens turret or zoom.

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Click to see large picture Arriflex ST
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Arriflex ST is a silent, battery operated 16mm camera with a off-set three-lens turret and a mirror-reflex shutter. The camera is 100ft spool-loaded with an additional fitting, if needed, of 400ft magazine and torque motor. This camera was much used by tv news and for documentaries. The matte box (see larger image) is removed when using telephoto or zoom lenses

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell 70 DL
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Bell & Howell 70DL was a high quality, lightweight but very rugged 16mm clockwork silent camera with a three lens turret and corresponding lensed viewfinder. The camera used 100ft of spool-loaded film. With the facility of through-the-lens critical focussing, this camera was an ideal choice for tv news, wildlife, and documentary film makers. The larger picture shows the correct hand-held 'shooting' position and also gives an idea of camera size.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Solar Spot
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   8 specimens available

Mole-Richardson 2K fresnel spot with barn doors, used extensively in theatre, film and tv studios. Very heavy item.

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Click to see large picture ECLAIR Crab
Period:   from the full 1940's to the end of 1990's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   3 specimens available

The ECLAIR 'Crab' originated in French film studios, pre-war. Purely mechanical with steerable linked tri-wheels, this pedestal could be elevated in two stages to a height of 6ft. Used from the early 1950s in tv studios and particularly on obs. Still used.

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Click to see large picture SHURE 55S
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This big silver 'rock & roll' microphone type is seen often in promos and '1950s' recreations, usually featuring an overchromed reproduction. GA-TV has an original Shure 55S microphone, in brushed aluminium (better for the tv lights). Our well-worked example was used during the 1950s & 1960s by ABC Television in Hollywood for musical 'spectaculars'.

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Click to see large picture Vinten HP 419
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Vinten HP 419 'Hydro-Pneumatic'gas-balanced pedestal appeared first in the mid-1950s. The pedestal was a boon to tv cameramen who could now track and jib all at the same time without losing sight of the viewfinder. Many thousands of the HP 419 design were sold worldwide. Very few remain in production use, supplanted by the later Vinten Fulmar. Our picture shows a GA-TV HP419 with one of our EMI 203's.

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Click to see large picture Vinten Mk 3
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   12 specimens available

Still in use somewhere, the innovative Vinten Mk 3 Pan & Tilt head used risers and cams only (no fluids) to maintain the centre of gravity. This made the tilting of heavy cameras relatively easy. Indeed, if correctly mounted, a camera could be left at any tilt angle without lock off. Our picture shows designer Bill Vinten inspecting an example of his invention.

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Click to see large picture STC 4033A
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Large ribbon/cardioid microphone, used by BBC radio & television and on tv studio microphone booms. Notes: The 4033A was produced as a direct result of the needs of the 'talkies', which required a microphone that could eliminate unwanted sound from the camera and other noises off. It contains two elements, a ribbon and a moving coil (similar to a 4021 minus the biscuit). The microphone incorporated a screwdriver-operated switch that allowed either or both elements to be routed to the output. The switch was marked P. R. C. P - (Pressure) - omni directional - moving coil only. R - (Ribbon) - bi-directional (figure of 8) - ribbon only. C - (Cardioid) - uni-directional - combining both elements. The 4033A was somewhat of a compromise as it tended to be "toppy" in all three positions. Nevertheless, it was the standard TV Boom microphone for many years and was also used on Radio OBs where its cardioid response was useful for rejecting colouration from PA. (Chris Owen-Senior BBC sound engineer)

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Click to see large picture EMI LA 2A
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Tape recorders
Quantity:   1 specimens available

EMI produced in the early 1950s a battery operated portable tape recorder referred to as the 'Reporter'. This machine had three record speeds. The original models had valves. Much used by BBC documentary makers and news, the picture shows also an STC 4032G moving coil hand mic (ca:1955). Recorder non operating.

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk IV
Period:   from the full 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   6 specimens available

1960s classic turret four-lens image orthicon monochrome television camera. Used extensively by BBC and ITV and notably CBS in America. A world wide best seller in its class.

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk V
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Black and white 4.5 inch Image Orthicon zoom lensed camera. Similar in style (but smaller) to the colour Marconi MkVII

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk VII
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   7 specimens available

Very large 4 tube plumbicon colour TV camera for studio and OB use. Used by BBC, ITV and numerous countries around the world.

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk IV black and white monitor
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   4 specimens available

14" high quality all valve black and white monitor. Four fully working avaialable (see also the associated Marconi Mk IV Picture & Waveform monitor). Picture shows all four working on location for 'Showbands' (RTE production).

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk IV PWM
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   5 specimens available

Mk IV series all valve picture AND waveform monitor all in one case. Five fully functioning units available. Excellent pictures. Found in production galleries, OB trucks and engineering areas.

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Click to see large picture Marconi MkV PWM
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1980's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   11 specimens available

Following in the tradition of the Mk III and Mk IV picture AND waveform monitors in one case, the Mk V is an all transistor design capable of very good results. Currently 6 out of the stock of 11 are in good working order.

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk IV commentator monitor
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small screen Marconi Mk IV series black and white monitor. Ideal as a commentator's monitor or for desk top use. The one example in stock is fuly operational

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Click to see large picture Marconi BD851
Period:   from the full 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   3 specimens available

General purpose black and white monitor from the early 1950's. Two in good working order, a third unit is available as 'simulated practical' if required. The larger image shows the monitors 'dressed'for a recent production

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Click to see large picture Ekco TC315 TV
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large, console model, with doors, dating from 1960. This set (originally supplied by Harrods) is a real luxury model from the time. Can have a modern 'implant' monitor imperceptibly fitted to give a convincing picture.

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Click to see large picture Ekco TMB272 Portable TV
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Battery/mains VHF 405 line portable television with VHF radio. Watch me while I flatten your car battery! Circa 1956. BBC Television used a considerable number of these sets as monitors, usually on obs.

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Click to see large picture Pye Small monitor
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

All valve,tinted faceplate monochrome small screen 60/70's. One only, fully operational.

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Click to see large picture Marconi 'Yorks - Tyne-Tees', Unit 3
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   TV OB Units
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Built by the Marconi Company in 1967 as one of a pair to start off Yorkshire Television in colour, this unit now belongs to Golden Age Television and has been fitted out with a view to facilitate re-creations from the early 1960's to the early 1980's by changing out some key items (mainly monitors). Now operational and available with a selection of monitors and cameras the unit has already been used in 'The Royal' for ITV and is currently in blue/white/silver and 'Tyne Tees' logos (removable). The vehicle is fully road legal, is 32 feet long and weighs 12 tons. Packed full of vintage equipment in four areas, production, sound, engineering control and engineering racks. The production areas lend themselves very well to gallery reconstructions with views through. Please enquire for further details.

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Click to see large picture Marconi 'Southern' Unit 1
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   TV OB Units
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Believed to be the first colour outside broadcast unit in service with ITV. Built by Southern Television Ltd. in 1968, coachwork by Del of Southampton, electronics mainly by Marconi, this vehicle retired in 1995 after several refits. Now restored to 1968 operational status with four working Marconi Mk VII colour cameras, this is a window into early colour TV operation in the UK. The vehicle (a Bedford VAL) is 34 ft long, weighs 11 tons and is fully road legal. Unusual 'longitudinal' layout with sound, production and engineering laid longways in the manner of a corridor train. Wood panel interior. Comes complete with 30 ft pneumatic mast. Now in original 'Southen Television colours and logos. Logos require separate negotiation. Please enquire for further details.

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Click to see large picture Uher Report Monitor 4000
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1980's
Type:   Tape recorders
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Portable 1/4 inch reel to reel tape recorder, typically as used by news reporters but also some sound recordists. Fully operational.

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Click to see large picture Studer Field recorder
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Tape recorders
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Heavy duty 'transportable' 1/4 inch reel to reel audio recorder. Operational condition.

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Click to see large picture GEC 2010
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Black and white, dual standard (405/625, VHF/UHF)19" table model, but also looks fine on a stand. Fully operational on 625 lines and very representative of mid 60's monochrome TV in the UK. Available with optional legs

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Click to see large picture Thorn 'Ultra' hybrid portable
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

First in the series of similar looking 'Thorn' portable TVs. This one is fully operational on 625 lines and is a very early one being largely valve with only a few transistors (hybrid). Later models in the 70's progressed to all transistor and on to integrated circuits. Externally the appearance remained similar. This one dates from the late 60's.

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Click to see large picture Ampro Stylist
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

16 mm 'Stylist' film projector in good working order. Classic 'whirr' from the mechanism and an interesting design.

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Click to see large picture Cinetechnic Sound Projector
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Heavy duty 16mm sound projector. Military/industrial applications and use.

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Click to see large picture Marconi BD510 audio mixer
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Amplifier
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Portable all valve microphone mixer. Still works very well! Lights up and the VU meter needle flicks in response.

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Click to see large picture Pye Mk 5
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

A high quality 4.5 inch image orthicon monochrome tv camera with an offset 4-lens motorised turret. Produced in 1962 and first used by ATV at their Elstree studios, this camera was used also by Anglia Tv in Norwich and BBC tv at the Television Theatre and Riverside studios in London. A total of only about 60 cameras were sold.

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Click to see large picture EPO P10
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Evershed Power Optics P10 pedestal was a lightweight nitrogen-balanced pedestal with linked steering. This pedestal was based on the 1950s Win Strumpell US design which had six wheels and a wider base. The EPO version had a cut end making it only 27 inches across. Approximately 12 of these pedestals were made, used mainly in the UK by Thames and LWT.

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Click to see large picture Zoomar Universal Zoom
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   1 specimens available

During the late 1940s, the US company ZOOMAR produced a range of zoom lenses suitable for Image Orthicon tv cameras. The 'Universal Zoomar' pictured (fitted to an RCA TK 10A camera) is mechanically operated and fully typical of the period. (The images are sourced from a GA-TV Ikegami HL 79A camera)

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Click to see large picture RCA TR70B
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   2 specimens available

2" Quadruplex VTR, very large, very heavy. One unit in full working order. Excellent multi standard machine. Transfer work considered - please enquire.

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Click to see large picture Marconi V321
Period:   from the full 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   CCTV/Caption camera
Quantity:   3 specimens available

General purpose 'Drainpipe'caption/CCTV/Industrial/Military 1" vidicon TV camera. Currently, one fully operational unit. See also roller caption machine.

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Click to see large picture EMI CCTV camera
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   CCTV/Caption camera
Quantity:   1 specimens available

All valve industrial CCTV or caption camera. See also roller caption machine.

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Click to see large picture Pye Lynx
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   CCTV/Caption camera
Quantity:   2 specimens available

CCTV camera for security, industrial, scientific and medical applications. Sometimes used as a caption camera in budget installations.

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Click to see large picture Philips Peto Scott monitor
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   5 specimens available

All valve monochrome monitor. Three fully working ones available. Appears under the brand name of 'Peto Scott', actually a Philips company. The one in the picture still wears original markings!

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Studio logos & captions
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Re-creation
Quantity:   1 specimens available

GA-TV can accurately recreate camera badging and studio ident logos. Important items for which we have an extensive reference library. The example shows 'Associated-Rediffusion' from circa 1958.

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Click to see large picture KB Kolster Brandes CONSOLE TV
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Kolster-Brandes console 405-line tv receiver was at the 'posh' end of the market. Our example is dated 1953 (bought for the Coronation Broadcast). This 15-inch set is not in original working condition. It has been 'implanted' with a modern monitor (monochrome or colour). The monitor fits exactly the original screen mask so there is no tell-tale modern screen 'squaring' of the edges (a common fault). Also, note that although monochrome tv sets look to the naked eye, 'black & white', they in fact have a 'blue' cast due to the screen's phosphor. This blueness is apparent when re-photographed by a film or tv camera.The larger image shows the KB 'dressed' for a recent production.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON SCOOP
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The SCOOP was a 1k soft light source used originally in film studios. In the 1950s Scoop lights were used extensively worldwide in Image Orthicon monochrome studios.

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Click to see large picture RESLO Ribbon Microphone
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   4 specimens available

This small silver ribbon mic can be used on tables or floor stands. Popular use in the 1960s on tv pop shows etc. Several in working condition.

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Click to see large picture RCA Lavalier mic BK6B
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Small (6cms x 2cms) moving coil neck-worn mic, engineered to reproduce speech from an angle. Can also be hand held or desk mounted. Items are in working condition. Used in studios and on location from the mid-1950s. XLR plug.

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Click to see large picture Vinten 459
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Vinten 459 pedestal- seen in the picture with an EMI 201 vidicon camera- was designed as a lightweight 'cost effective' item. The pedestal has chain-linked wheels and a spring operated column. Used originally in small presentation studios-news/weather reports etc. The larger picture shows an additional 'steer ring', added by GA-TV.

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Click to see large picture Uher M517
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Dynamic pressure gradient microphone designed for use with newsgathering tape machines such as the Uher Report 4000.

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Click to see large picture MASHPRIBORINTORG LH 7
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Imaging Tubes
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This Russian LH 7 (if we have successfully translated) was an IMAGE ICONOSCOPE type high velocity tv camera pickup tube. This example was used during the 1960s by Hungarian TV.

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Click to see large picture EEV 4.5 inch IMAGE ORTHICON
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Imaging Tubes
Quantity:   10 specimens available

The famous 4.5 inch Image Orthicon monochrome camera tube was devised originally (1947) in the USA by RCA. The prototype was perfected by EEV and Marconi in the UK and the first production models went into service in the mid-1950s. Later versions used the 'ELCON' target glass, making the EEV 4.5 inch I.O. the tube of choice for tv stations throughout the world. EEV I.O. tube manufacture closed in 1982 after sales of over 250,000 units.

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Click to see large picture EMI CPS 10764 EMITRON
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Imaging Tubes
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The CPS (Cathode Potential Stabilised) EMITRON 10764 was an Orthicon-type monochrome low velocity imaging tube devised originally by RCA in the mid 1930s. A forerunner of the Image Orthicon, the Orthicon design first saw US tv service in 1941. The UK-built EMI CPS 10764 was installed at the BBC's Lime Grove studios in 1956.(Earlier CPS Emitron Orthicon types had been used by the BBC since 1948). The CPS 10764 image quality was much admired in the production gallery although on the home receiver the picture always looked 'soft'.

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Click to see large picture MILLER UNIVERSAL
Period:   from the full 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Light weight fluid drag pan head, 75mm bowl fitting usually on a Miller Tripod. Useful for 16mm or ENG cameras.

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Click to see large picture Newman Sinclair Pan head
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

All metal pan head and tripod, (extended to 8 ft). First devised for use with the NS Model G 35mm clockwork movie camera. Later use with Auricon 16mm cameras on tv news.

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Click to see large picture Films & Equipments Pan head
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small friction pan and tilt head, used with Auricon or Arriflex ST cameras during the 1950s & 1960s.

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Click to see large picture Taylor Taylor & Hobson VAROTAL 1
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The TTH Varotal Mk 1 zoom lens was designed in the mid-1950s for use with Image Orthicon cameras, (Marconi Mk III, Pye Mk 3 etc.) The Varotal Mk 1 had an optical range of 4" to 20" inches and with an adapter, 8" to 40" inches at f/4.5. The zoom was mounted using a dedicated camera bolt-on front plate or sledge. Controls were by enclosed linked rods fitted to each side of the camera. The example pictured was owned originally in 1955 by Associated-Rediffusion at their Wembley studios. Initially, A-R only had this one zoom, which was shared between the studios and ob dept.

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Click to see large picture Taylor Taylor & Hobson Studio Varotal 2
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   3 specimens available

The TTH 'Studio Varotal' 2 appeared in the late 1950s and was designed for use with Image Orthicon cameras. It could also, with an adapter be used on Vidicon cameras. The zoom range was only 2.5" to 8" inches at f/4.5 and as the name suggests, this zoom was for use primarily in studios. The zoom was manipulated mechanically by using Bowden cables (sometimes with jerky backlash) attached to the pan head, or could be powered electrically by using a servo add-on unit. The basic mechanical unit with controls cost approx 800 UKP in 1960. The larger picture shows the lens fitted to a Pye Mk 3 camera.

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Click to see large picture Taylor Taylor & Hobson ORTAL
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   20 specimens available

The ORTAL range of TTH lenses were designed for 4.5" Image Orthicon cameras. All fixed-focus, a usual Ortal turret set of four would be 2"inch 3"inch 5"inch & 8"inch. The lens pictured in the larger image is a 5"inch f/4. Lenses were attached with a TV88/2 bracket and lock-mount. The lens had a rim iris cog connected to a dedicated iris motor mounted on the turret. These lenses were usually inscribed 'Taylor-Hobson' or later as 'Rank Taylor Hobson. Leicester'

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Click to see large picture KODAK TELEVISION EKTANON
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   6 specimens available

Kodak adapted and provided their range of high-quality Ektar photographic lenses for use in post-war RCA 3"-inch I.O. tv cameras (TK10A etc). These now quite rare lenses, were specially fitted with turret screw mounts, and were fully colour-corrected (for infrared).

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Click to see large picture Dallmeyer SUPER SIX
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Dallmeyer made a range of lenses for tv cameras. The image shows a 'Super Six' 4"-inch f/1.9. To complicate matters, each brand of tv camera needed a dedicated lens mount. The one pictured is for a Pye Mk 3 camera. Note the four studs on the top of the mount. These were used to automatically or remotely adjust the iris when the 'taking' lens was positioned in front of the image tube. The two red marks on each side of the lens are a colour code to indicate, in this instance, 'Camera' One, (BBC Bristol OBs -MCR 12 circa 1955).

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Click to see large picture EPO-ANGENIEUX Servo-Motor Driven Lens Unit
Period:   full 1960's decade
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The EPO Angenieux 10x35B servo-motor driven studio zoom lens was designed to fit turret image orthicon cameras. The lens had an optical range of 35-350mm at f/3.8. The controls consisted of a focus servo module and a zoom servo module with a 4-push button shot box. The main servo amplifier box was a separate unit attached to the side, usually of a Vinten Mk3 pan head. Cameras using this zoom included Marconi MkIII and IV, EMI 203, RCA TK 60 & Fernseh KOD

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Click to see large picture STC 4037 (B)
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The STC 4037(B)was named the 'Stick'. Popular with Alan Whicker type reporters. Notes: The 4037B is a neat and unobtrusive omni directional hand held microphone designed specifically to meet the needs of television. With a frequency response described by STC as 'sensibly flat' from 30 to 12000 c/s. Finished in black shrivel enamel paint. Used extensively on both radio and TV OBs until the late 1970s when they were gradually replaced by the Electrovoice 635A and RE50. (Chris Owen)

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Click to see large picture STC 4032G
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large hand-held moving coil microphone. Notes: Designed specifically as a light (12ozs) hand held microphone for commentators and interviewers. It was capable of working in all weathers including marine and tropical conditions. A moving coil transducer was mounted in a black Bakelite body with a stainless steel mesh screen. The handle incorporated a switch, which could be wired to provide muting or remote start/stop function for a tape recorder. In this photograph the switch has been replaced by the BBC logo. The 4032 was often issued with the EMI Midget reel to reel recorder and was also the star of many "This Is Your Life" programmes when it was thrust under the nose of the unsuspecting victim! (Chris Owen)

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell 613H
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The GB Bell & Howell 613H was a 16mm 'silent' amateur movie projector of good quality with variable speeds. Our example is in almost mint condition and fully operational.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Microphone Boom
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Mole-Richardson Type 103B microphone boom was a familar item in both tv and movie studios from the 1940s onwards. The boom arm extends to approx 17ft and the base 'pram' has wheels, steerable from the rear. A certain skill was required to manipulate this equipment, not least to avoid hitting the talent or falling off. Our example, (pictured on a recent period production), is in full working condition and can be manipulated as desired.

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell EYEMO 'N'
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Bell & Howell EYEMO range of 35mm cameras included a turret version called a 'Spyder'. The version pictured is from the early 1940s and has 1-inch, 2-inch & 3-inch Cooke lenses plus a matching optical viewfinder using a simple but effective system of masks and flip-over optics within the viewfinder tunnel. There is also a critical focus device. The basic camera takes 100ft of spool-loaded film, with an additional 400ft magazine and 12v motor attachment. The camera type was used extensively in WW2 for war footage and for newsreel work around the globe. Working condition.

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Click to see large picture Strand Polestar
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   8 specimens available

2kW fresnel Spot for pole operation of pan, tilt and focus. A mainstay of television production lighting at BBC Television Centre in the 1960s and 1970s. All eight of our examples are fully practical with new wiring and lamps.

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Click to see large picture AUTOCUE 804 VTR CLOCK/ANGLIATV
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   VT CLOCKS
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Two VT clocks pictured, both either studio floor, or ob use. The 'blackboard' wooden vt clock has a fully practical countdown arm. This vt clock was constructed around 1960 by Anglia Television (Norwich) and could be glimpsed at the start of several Anglia 405-line quad tapes. The green plastic item is from Autocue and was used by BBCTV news (Manchester)

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Click to see large picture Engineering Design & Supplies CR2
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   CAPTION ROLLER
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Motorised caption roller (one on stand). Fully operational, backwards/forwards, variable speed and remote control. Credits list from the days before computerised graphics.

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Click to see large picture DEBRIE Pied Chariot
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   3 specimens available

This pedestal is of French film origin and was used throughout the 1950s in studios by BBC Television (Lime Grove) and ITV companies. During that period there was nothing better available, at least in Europe. The Debrie had an advantage over the US Houston Fearless tv studio type pedestals inasmuch that it could crank quite low to the floor and was much lighter. This easily steered pedestal (which sometimes had three stabilising struts attached) has three linked wheels and is fully mechanical. Maximum height,6ft. Larger image shows the pedestal 'on set'

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Click to see large picture RCA 3 Inch Image Orthicon
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Imaging Tubes
Quantity:   10 specimens available

The 3 inch Image Orthicon tube was produced first in the USA by RCA initially for WW2 military use and then in 1945 for broadcast use. Termed a 'low velocity' photo emmisive tube, the 3 inch IO revolutionised tv camera design and tv production because of its high sensitivity. This enabled outside broadcasting to be undertaken in very poor light and also implimented the use of camera lens turrets and electronic viewfinders. One 'trick' of the 3 inch IO was that it could photograph the human face by the light of a single small candle. The black 'halo' reproduced around the candle flame was another matter.

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Click to see large picture STUDIO SIGNS VISION ON SOUND ON
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   STUDIO SIGNS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This 'Vision On-Sound On' studio sign is a hand-built prop in a wall-mountable black wooden box (approx 90x60cms) with red light bulb illumination. Both 'Vision' and 'Sound' can be switched or flashed independently. Design of the unit is based on the 1936 BBC studio model and that of the BBC Riverside Studios 1950s/60s.

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Click to see large picture SCOTCH 2 inch Quad
Period:   from the full 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   20 specimens available

Scotch was one of several video tape manufacturers. The item pictured is a 1-hour 2-inch 'quadruplex' video tape, the standard first introduced in 1956 by Ampex. GA-TV has many of these video tapes including the carry cases and also the means to reproduce the tapes. Tape-to-digital copying is part of our service.

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Click to see large picture ALTAI UD 130
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

'UNISPHERE' type silver mics. On the left of the picture are two ALTAI UD130 mics. The others are of a generic design. All items suitable for hand-holding or stand-mounting. 1960s/1970s. 'BBC' badging added for a recent production

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Click to see large picture BEYER M550 LM
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small dynamic microphone. Suitable for 'roving reporter' scenes. This example used by BBC radio.

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Click to see large picture SHURE Unidyne B & 3
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

SHURE 'Unidyne' mics. Types 5155A and 545D. General purpose microphones

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Click to see large picture EMI 201
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The EMI 201 was a 'low cost' broadcast camera using a Vidicon type b/w imaging tube. Not intended for main production use, the EMI 201 could be found in news studios and educational establishments. The pedestal is a Vinten 459 'lightweight' model. Rig is suitable for theatre use

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Click to see large picture VT CLOCK ANGLIA TV-
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Nice wooden item from Anglia Television, a studio- contructed (home made) VT clock with red 'on' light and hand grip. This durable item can be seen at the start of many Anglia 405-line tapes. This VT clock is now useful for studio re-creations of the 50's and also the occasional pop promo.

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Click to see large picture ELECTROVOICE 630A
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Quality moving coil microphone. Our example was used by ABC News during the 1950s and 1960s

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV TV70 Event
Period:   full 1960's decade
Type:   Re-creation
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Commemoration of the opening of the BBC Television Service in November 1936, GATV 'Unit 3' went to Alexandra Palce in London to make a programme using three operational Image Orthicon Cameras (two Marconi MkIVs and one Marconi MkV).

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV book
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Type 210
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

2000 watt type 210 'Junior Solar Spot' from Mole Richardson. Produced first in 1934, this iconic lamp is now quite rare and sort after. Of cast alloy aluminium, this heavy lamp was of 'silent' operation, specifically 'for use in the production of sound motion pictures'. In our example, the bi-post lamp unit has been implanted with a household light bulb for 'show' only.

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Click to see large picture B & W DM/A. B.B.C.
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Loudspeakers
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A small monitor speaker (40x23cms). with built-in amp and volume control. This B & W speaker was used by the BBC at their Southampton studios

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Click to see large picture AKG D19
Period:   from the full 1960's to the end of 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   4 specimens available

A compact dynamic microphone from the Austrian company AKG, used in the 60's onwards for speech or vocals. The slots down the side provided an out of phase signal to the capsule giving a cardioid response. GA-TV has two matching examples, one in working condition.

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Click to see large picture GRAMPIAN DP4/H
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Grampian Reproducers Ltd of Feltham Middx produced the DP4/H, a hand held moving coil microphone with a response of 50-15,000 c/s.

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Click to see large picture ELECTROVOICE 635A
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This familar and widely used steel-clad radio and tv interview hand mic was referred to as 'The Buchanan Hammer' presumably for its rugged durability. A dynamic mic with an omni-polar pattern and good flat speech reproduction without the need of a wind baffle, our example is in full working condition, if a little 'fish shopped'(chipped & battered).

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Click to see large picture SHURE 588SA
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

A matching set of SHURE UNISPHERE 588SA dynamic microphones. 1960s

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Click to see large picture GEC BCS 2372
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This is a ribbon mic from GEC. The mic is complete with floor stand and lead.

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Click to see large picture Bach AURICON E-7
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

A dynamic microphone made by Electrovoice for the Auricon range of 16mm cameras. Good quality.

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Click to see large picture STUDIO SIGNS ITN
Period:   from the full 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   STUDIO SIGNS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A genuine antique, late 1960s 'ON AIR' tv studio sign from ITN's 'Studio One' at their erstwhile HQ in Wells Street, London. A hand-made item, now restored, the sign was fixed originally by the entrance to the studio (as a dire warning). Original white lettering on a red base replaced by white on black.

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Click to see large picture STUDIO SIGNS DRAKE/GRAYSON
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   STUDIO SIGNS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Non-functioning tv gallery/studio floor clock with working red 'on air' illuminated. Large item, ex-Anglia Tv, Norwich.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV ARRI NEWS
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

ARRI NEWS RIG. Click for larger picture which shows a complete 1970s newsgathering outfit, mics, amps, cameras, exposure meter etc.

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Click to see large picture BBC type
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   CAPTION STAND
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Not used these days, (everything is digitally sourced) the Caption Stand was usually placed in the corner somewhere on the studio floor so as to display a test card, picture, nameplate, VT clock, station ident, or credit list.

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Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

A dressed Pye Mk3 camera for a new BBCTV drama production set in the mid to late 1960s, 'Hancock and Joan' featuring Ken Stott as 'the lad 'imself'. Golden Age Tv can always authentically recreate the correct studio 'look' for a given tv era, in this case the ABC-TV, studios at Didsbury in Manchester.

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Click to see large picture Krasnogorsk 3
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1990's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Clockwork 16mm zoom camera popular with budget film producers yet capable of high quality results. Fully practical and complete with all accesories including carrying case.

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Click to see large picture BERKEY 2150
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   4 specimens available

A lightweight 1kw 7" fresnel tv studio light, usually suspended. These lights can be adjusted in situ for angle and 'spotting' by pole positioning using the adjuster lugs on the mounting bracket. Very handy to do so from the studio floor where there maybe a 35ft drop.

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Click to see large picture BBC MN6 Waveform Monitor
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

MN6 series, BBC designed and built this unit has an unusual vertical CRT display of the 'Slim Jim' type and an over-large illuminated source ID. Electrically very similar to our other example, a smaller and thinner version. Fully operational.

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Click to see large picture BBC Test Oscillator
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Officially: Tone Source, Portable PTS/10/170. Very old all valve design, battery operated. As used for general purpose audio frequency response testing, especially for OBs. Operational.

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Click to see large picture Pye Audio Mixer
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Fully transistorised 4 channel audio mixer for small radio OB or educational studio work. Model number: 843043. Operational.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Dish
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

General purpose 5' diameter dish. Can be used as microwave link or satellite Rx/Tx. Alternative centre feed arrangements available. As used recently in 'Hippie Hippie Shake'. Change of colour can be arranged - green or white being typical.

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Click to see large picture FREZZOLINI ELECTRONICS FREZZI CORDLESS
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

James Frezzolini was famous in the USA for adapting and upgrading Auricon 16mm newsfilm cameras. With distribution by F&B/CECO Inc (Florman & Babb/Cine Equipment Co) these adapted Auricon 16mm sound-on-film (SOF) cameras were known as ‘Crop Tops’. Cameramen preferred the lighter Cine-Voice with its added 400ft magazine. Various Cine-Voice ‘conversions’ were advertised and carried out (in particular by James Frezzolini 'Frezzi-Cordless'), but not by Auricon who refused to adapt their own product. Originally, the Auricon Cine-Voice was only 100ft loading. However, with the top 'chopped off' and an added 400ft magazine, the entire camera was now suitable for news gathering and as a bonus, weighed in at only 7 kgs. Originally the Auricon had an optical sound head, but later versions used a magnetic head and striped film. Zoom lens by Angenieux 12/120mm f/2.22.

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Click to see large picture golden age EMI 203
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Picture shows two EMI 203 4.5 image orthicon cameras on Debrie pedestals. Jason Isaacs is seen playing 'Harold Steptoe'in the famous junk yard set for a BBC4 drama series entitled 'The Curse Of Comedy'. GATV supplied also several vintage cameras and related equipment for two other plays in the series, 'Hancock & Joan' and 'Most Sincerely', about Hughie Green.

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Click to see large picture RCA MI 26205B
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Unique in the UK, a complete RCA friction pan & tilt head with tripod (type TD 11A) and dolly (type TD 15A). This friction head type was used extensively in American monochrome tv stations and also on 'remotes' with the tripod and dolly combination which folded for easy transportation. 'Low cost' tv studios also used the tripod and dolly as an alternative to a pedestal. Manufactured by Houston-Fearless, the RCA pan head & dolly was used for over twenty five years (and may indeed still be running around somewhere). Larger picture shows the Dolly/Skid folded.

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Click to see large picture AIWA M 18
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Aiwa M18 is a 1950s crystal microphone intended for home use. However, the microphone is a 2/3rds 'lookalike' for the much more expensive and iconic RCA 77-B studio 'Pill' ribbon mic (introduced in 1937) which usually sells for more money than we care to contemplate. The Aiwa M18 can be used on a table or floor stand. The pair of 'Pills' pictured are the Aiwa M18 & the Crown MC-70, each very similar. Nice 1940s/1950s recreation.

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Click to see large picture LUSTRAPHONE LFV/59
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

1960s vintage Lustraphone moving coil desk mic on a gooseneck. Suitable for 'talkback' scenes in the gallery or general PA.

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Click to see large picture EMI 'S' Moving Coil
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large 1950s style bronze moving coil mic from EMI. Industrial or PA application. Looks good on a mic boom as pictured.

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Click to see large picture GEC 10 Flood
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

10 lamp, 2KW flood bank. As used in many British TV studios, especially in the 1960s. Fibreglass body. Fully practical and a useful lamp.

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Click to see large picture Smith Victor Cine Light
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Handheld (or bracket mounted)cine lights. The two pictured are 650 watts and mains powered only. Very bright & very hot. Used on tv news or documentary work. Also amateur movie-making.

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Click to see large picture AKG RM900
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the full 1990's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An AKG microphone RM900 'Shaftsbury'. General purpose.

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Click to see large picture EAGLE G148
Period:   from the full 1950's to the end of 1990's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A reproduction microphone in the classic style of the Shure 55S. The Eagle G148 is a 'super cardioid' dynamic microphone with a frequency response of 50/1500 Hz. 3-pin XLR lead. Brand new and in fully working condition.

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Click to see large picture Vinten MODEL J GYRO TRIPOD
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Vinten Model J Gyro Tripod consisted of two gyroscopic movements in the panning and tilting mechanisms that introduced drag. This resulted in a smooth, steady motion, especially useful when using very long lenses. Designed in the 1930s for full-sized 35mm cameras such as the Vinten H or Wall/Bell & Howell types. The example pictured has been fully restored.

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Click to see large picture BBC MN6 SLIM JIM
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A BBC-designed vertical waveform monitor, for use positioned beside picture monitors in production galleries. A space saving measure, these units use an unusual vertical CRT display of the 'Slim Jim' type and this version measures only 9 cm wide. We also have an example of the full size variant.

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Click to see large picture GEC Spotlight
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

GEC spotlight of probably 1950s vintage. Non-practical but does have a 100w bulb implanted for 'effect'. Used originally for am-drams, in church halls or on cheap British films.

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Click to see large picture EMI 2001 on set
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

On set image of a EMI 2001 'The Damned United'

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Click to see large picture SKANTIC 1746
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

14 inch monochrome portable

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Click to see large picture Sony SONY KV1310 VB
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

14 inch portable receiver

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Click to see large picture BUSH GRANADA
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

17 inch receiver. Late 1960s wooden item.

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Click to see large picture Turner. Dynamic.
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large silver microphone from the Turner company of Cedar Rapids Iowa. 1950s 'retro' style. Larger image shows floor standing rig.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV CLAPPER
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1990's
Type:   CLAPPER BOARDS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Reproduction Clapper Board.

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No picture Marconi Oscilloscope
Period:   from the full 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Test Equipment
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Full spec oscilloscope.

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Click to see large picture YOGA DM 868
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Reproduction microphone in the style of an Electrovoice 'Cardax' cardioid microphone of the 1940s/1950s. This YOGA is a good quality dynamic microphone in muted silver die cast zinc housing. FR 60Hz-16,000Hz. Sensitivity -78dB. Three-pin XLR.

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell 2709
Period:   from the full 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A full-sized Bell & Howell 35mm movie camera of the 1930s/1950s with a 1000ft magazine. In fact, the entire camera, based on the ubiquitous Bell & Howell 2709 model is an exact and skillful reproduction, made of wood. This (very lightweight)camera can take HD imaging without detection. Non-functioning.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Clapper/Slate
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   CLAPPER BOARDS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A genuine CLAPPER/SLATE. Used in the British film & tv industry to 'mark' sound films on set. Generic design. Small size

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Click to see large picture Sony KV1320UB colour television
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1990's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Iconic Sony colour TV using the famous 'Trinitron' tube. In excellent working order. Also available: the famous Sony 'dish' set-top aerial.

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Click to see large picture Philips G17T320 black and white 17&qu
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Stylish black and white set on monopole stand. Very 'swinging 60s'.

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Click to see large picture Thorn Ultra 6653 405 line black and
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Good working order and can be supplied with miniature 625-405 converter.

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Click to see large picture GEC BT304 black and white televisi
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A late model in a series of sets commonly known as 'GEC bow front.' Very popular in the UK in the early 1960s. Now operational and on optional legs.

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Click to see large picture Thorn HMV black and white television
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Very common 'Thorn 1500' chassis black and white 625 only set. This one carries the 'HMV' brand and is in full working condition. It has a broadcast illuminant 'D' tube fitted to reduce the colour temperature for film work.

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Click to see large picture Ekco TSC48/1 black and white televi
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

405 line set made in 1948 and in full working order. Can be supplied with a miniature 625-405 line digital converter. The set's design, being a 'mirror lid', is of pre-war origin and could be regarded as typical of its type back to the mid 1930s.

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Click to see large picture RCA Model 400 16mm film projector
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Solidly built work horse. Operational, with optical sound.

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Click to see large picture Bolex 16 mm projector
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Operational unit in excellent condition.

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Click to see large picture Sony CVC 2000B
Period:   full 1960's decade
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Sony's Consumer Video camera from 1965, part of their reel- to-reel monochrome 'home video' taping system (1/2" inch tape running at 12" inches per second). Note the cameras' very basic metal frame 'viewfinder'. In fact this system, which retailed in the US for $695, was used mainly by business or educational establishments. We also have the matching VTRs.

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Click to see large picture GEC Giraffe Boom
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Modest 'footprint' microphone boom. Suitable for small studio spaces.

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Click to see large picture Dallmeyer DALMAC
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An example of a Dallmeyer DALMAC lens: 5"-inch f/3.5. This lens is dated 1951 and it fitted onto the turrent of a Marconi Mk II image orthicon monochrome tv camera. The 'sleeve' around the front of the barrel was a toothed ring, linked to an 'auto iris' servo motor. The rear attachment was a bayonet system.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Solar Spots
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting rigs
Quantity:   8 specimens available

A selection of vintage Mole lighting 2K Spots and Ten Lights strung above a set.

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Click to see large picture ERICSSON Type of
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   10 specimens available

Pre-war and post-war use in UK tv studios. Various makes all looking similar

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Click to see large picture STC Headset
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   6 specimens available

The STC telephonists type headset was used by BBC television cameramen during the 1960s. Also BBC radio but without the horn-shaped mouthpiece

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Click to see large picture ASTROLITE Headset
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   10 specimens available

The ASTROLITE (and similar) was used by UK tv cameramen during the 1960s & 1970s. Also airlines and the Indian military

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Click to see large picture SENNHEISER MD214
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Lavalier mics worn around the neck. These two Sennheiser mics, helpfully marked with the postcode and name of the orginal owner (TVS Maidstone Vintners Park Studios) are in working order. Designed to pick up speech from the direction of the chin upwards.

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Click to see large picture STC 4021
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The STC 4021 moving coil mic was developed circa 1935. Because of its shape it was known within the BBC as the 'apple and biscuit'. Some writers have called it the 'ball and biscuit' - this is ill-informed nonsense! The mic was designed to be used with the 'biscuit' horizontal, but there were few studio applications for an omni-directional mic. (Though local radio sometimes used the 4021 for 'round table' discussions) Useful outdoors as an effects/ambience mic, indoors it was mainly used as a talkback/gallery mic (tv & radio). For talkback it was never used as the manufacturers intended; it was either fitted flush to a panel on the mixer or used with the 'biscuit' vertical on a swan neck that could barely support its weight. (Notes by Chris Owen Senior BBC Radio Engineer)

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Click to see large picture Marconi MkIV Vidicon
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

For broadcasters on a budget - a quality vidicon camera for use in cost conscious studios and for applications such as announcing. The camera is novel in having a built in waveform monitor as well as the viewfinder. This facilitated 'one man' operation. Click on the image to see the rear aspect.

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Click to see large picture Marconi V322
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Not strictly a 'broadcast' camera, but certainly a quality vidicon camera. The V322 was intended for industrial and educational studio applications and saw widespread use with educational bodies and in corporate training/promo facilities. Not to mention a few broadcasters too! The camera appears here on a 'Dennard' pedestal. Click on the image to see the reverse aspect.

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Click to see large picture Marconi SPEAKER
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Loudspeakers
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Useful-sized studio floor foldback speaker.

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Click to see large picture MITCHELL Model BB
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Manufactured in Glendale California, this pan head is numbered 91. Much copied, the Mitchell movie camera pan and tilt head has no equal and our example is in full working condition. Tension springs help moderate the 'tilt'.

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Click to see large picture Creed and Company 7B
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Teleprinters (telex)
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Classic teleprinter of a type made between the early 1930s and the late 1950s. The picture shows the machine with its 'sound-proof' cover fitted, but this was an optional extra, and many were used without - especially in the 1930s and during World War II. Fully operational and can be used with an interface unit (supplied) to print out text from a standard PC.

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Click to see large picture Bach AURICON Pro 600
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The Auricon Pro 600 was one of a line of 16mm sound-on-film movie cameras produced by the Bach Auricon Inc company of California. The Auricon was a lightweight 'single system' camera whereby the sound was recorded within the camera itself, initially as a optical track and lattery, magnetic. The Auricon camera became popular for television newsfilming, notably used during the Vietman War.

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Click to see large picture MURAY 16mm viewer
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   FILM EDITING
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Compact and handy illuminated 16mm film viewer. The kit comes with rewind arms, splicer and a film horse. The larger image shows the viewer 'dressed' on a recent production, set in the 1950s. Other items of film editing equipment available.

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Click to see large picture Dallmeyer 25 inch folded lens
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   2 specimens available

DALLMEYER TELEOG 25" inch f/5.8-32 ‘folded’ telephoto lens. Marconi MkIII fitting (type TV 88). The lens barrel unit was made by Cox, Hargreaves & Thomson Ltd. The lens itself is ex-BBC MCR 9 (Wales) These large lenses overcame length by using a periscopic method to 'fold' the light path with an internal angled mirror. The lens usually travelled in a heated box as condensation could play havoc with the picture quality if care was not taken, especially perched atop a gantry in a force ten rain storm with no easy access to maintenance.

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Click to see large picture Hewitt Universal Junior
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small Hewitt spot light. 100 or 200watt. Typical Hewitt shape. Non practical.

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Click to see large picture BBC Monitor Trolley
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1990's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Useful monitor trolley from the BBC's Lime Grove Studios. Used throughout the 1950s and beyond

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Click to see large picture NERO LEMANIA
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1990's
Type:   STOP WATCHES
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Genuine ex-BBC programme production Stop Watch. Familar sight in the hands of PAs in tv galleries or at rehearsals. This Nero Lemania is in full working condition.

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Click to see large picture STC 4037(A)
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Long version of the STC 4037 type 'Stick' dynamic microphone. Working condition. Used on radio and television. Hand-held or stand-mounted option.

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Click to see large picture Turner. 999
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A 'Balanced Line Dynamic' model 999 microphone by Turner, based on the Western Electric 618. 1940s/50s. Original dark grey casing. Non functioning

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Click to see large picture golden age The Hour
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV George Gently
Period:   full 1960's decade
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Studio and gallery

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Click to see large picture Ferrograph Series 4 tape recorder
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Tape recorders
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A fully operational example of the classic semi-professional tape recorder found in numerous applications from schools and colleges to film and TV production. Shown with detachable lid and the Reslo RBT microphone so often associated with this machine.

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Click to see large picture BBC Ashtray
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

BBC ashtray, seen in galleries and other locations within the BBC

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Click to see large picture Strand 500w
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small STRAND spotlight. 500 watts. For display only. Non practical

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Click to see large picture GARRARD Stop Watch
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   STOP WATCHES
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An ex-Granada Tv chronograph. Working condition. 1960s/1980s.

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Click to see large picture Sony AVC 3200E
Period:   from the full 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The AVC 3200E is a monochrome Vidicon camera,used during the 1960s principally by the corporate, scholastic or industrial market. The camera was intended to link to a (reel to reel) video recorder. Our example currently is not in working condition.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV The Hour Series 2
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Re-creation
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Studio scene from the shooting of Series 2 of the BBC's 'The Hour'.

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Click to see large picture MOVIOLA UC 20 S
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1990's
Type:   FILM EDITING
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Moviola UC 210 S is a 35mm film editor with a reproducer for magnetic or optical sound. This model, the type was devised first in 1954, has no dedicated spindles and is used for editing short lengths.

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Click to see large picture Bolex H16 RX
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This is a late model RX version of the reflex focussing Bolex H16 16mm camera. This camera, dating from 1959, had a variable shutter and an added locking mechanism for the turret. OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 8 1/2" x 6" x 3" WEIGHT: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs OUTER CASE: Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated. FILM CAPACITY: 100ft (30m) and 50ft (15m) daylight loading spools of 16mm film. THREADING: Automatic threading and loop forming. The end of the film is simply placed in a channel leading to the feed sprocket. The release is pressed and the film is then automatically threaded throughout the entire mechanism. MOTOR: Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Large winding handle folds downward and attaches to camera when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound. 8:1 external drive shaft permits the attachment of an electric motor. TURRET: Rotating turret with folding lever; Accommodates three interchangeable C mount lenses. VIEWFINDER: 6x magnification; Reflex viewing with semi-reflecting prism system; Groundglass focusing; Adjustable to eyesight. FILTER SLOT: Built-in slot holds a gelatin filter behind the taking lens and in front of the shutter. VARIABLE SPEED: 12, 16, 18, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second. This item is in working condition.

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Click to see large picture Arriflex 35 IIA
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Arriflex 35 (1938) was the first portable 35mm motion picture camera, built with a rotating mirror reflex shutter designed by Erich Kästner, Chief Engineer for Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) It allowed the operator to have a viewfinder image equal to the recorded picture and the camera was small enough to use on location filming for ‘close-up’ camera movement and ‘B’ camera work. The camera was employed effectively as a 'battlefield camera' during WWII by German newsreels. The Arriflex 35 utilizes a three turret bayonet lens mount, and is capable of frame rates up to 90 frames per second with film magazines for 200 or 400 foot loads. The DC motor mounts underneath the camera vertically and can be used as a hand grip. A system called ‘Cine 60’ enabled the camera and motor to be mounted parallel on a tripod. New models appeared over the years: the 35 II in 1946, the IIA in 1953, the IIB in 1960 and finally, the IIC in 1964. The larger picture shows a IIA with a 400ft magazine

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Click to see large picture Bach AURICON CM 75
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This is the earlier mid-1950s version of the Auricon Pro 600, the CM75 with a 3-lens turret, box side finder and lens hood sound blimp (see larger image)

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Click to see large picture Vinten LIGHT GYRO TRIPOD
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Light Vinten version of their gyroscopic pan and tilt head range. This pan head was suitable for use with smaller 35mm cameras such as the Newman Sinclair, Eyemo or Arriflex 35mm. The gyroscope system- for both pan and tilt-was useful for smoothing out camera actions when using long lenses. Our example has been fully restored.

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Click to see large picture LUSTRAPHONE 4096
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large chrome microphone with two terminals. Floor or table standing. Public address/concert hall/theatre use

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Click to see large picture KODAK Brownie 8
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Clean, 1960s Kodak Brownie 'Standard' 8mm projector with 200ft spools. Non practical condition.

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Click to see large picture BBC CLAPPER/SLATE
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   CLAPPER BOARDS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

BBC CLAPPER/SLATE. Used to mark BBC film. Bit faded with age and use. Handy sized

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Click to see large picture GPO/BT 700 & Trimphone
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   6 specimens available

Several GPO/BT (and others) telephone handsets from the 1950s/1970s.

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Click to see large picture STC 4035
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   4 specimens available

Sturdy microphone of the 1950s, the STC 4035 was used by the BBC at various locations as a speech, interview or effects mic. Also available with a single or double goose neck table stand suitable for 'conferences' or 'speeches'.

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Click to see large picture STC L. 2. LIP MIC (4104)
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

The BBC L.2. LIP MIC, designed originally in 1937, was used (and still is) for sports commentaries and venues with a noisy ambience. For the best results, it is necessary to speak very closely into the microphone. For this purpose, a metal guard at the front of the microphone gives a precise speaking distance of 2 1/2 inches when pressed against the top lip. The design was improved further in 1951 and production models were used extensively by commentators at the 1953 Coronation broadcast. Our example pictured, is ex-BBC OBs circa 1950/60s.

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Click to see large picture Ernest Moy Ltd CRADLE HEAD
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large 16" inch 'cradle' pan and tilt head from Moy of London. Used by film studios worldwide. Also special effects work and stop motion animation. Our example ex-BBC Television. Company History: Established by Ernest Francis Moy (c1869-1926) and Percie Henry Bastie in 1895 to manufacture fuses, circuit breakers and switches; from 1897 began establishing cine equipment patents, even producing films through the off-shoot company Cinematograph Co. Produced first cine camera with daylight loading in 1900, the Moy and Bastie camera; by 1911 Moy cameras in use by film makers worldwide.

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Click to see large picture ECLAIR CAMEFLEX
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Classic French movie camera, designed in 1947. This camera was adopted by the French 'New Wave' cinema because of its portability and flexibility. The camera could shoot either 35mm or 16mm film and had a three-lens offset turret. The focussing was through a mirror reflex viewfinder. The camera used also by newsreels, advertising and tv. The Rank series 'Look At Life' features the camera in it's opening titles.

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Click to see large picture Ekco E
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An E.K.Cole (of Southend) microphone complete with stand and lead. This type of microphone was seen, usually, in 1960s 'taxi hire' control rooms or the police station in 'Heartbeat'. (Mic probably manufactured by Lustraphone and re-badged)

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Type 614 SPUTNIK
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Christened 'The Sputnik' because of its rounded shape and 'alien' tripod legs, the Mole Richardson 614 2K lamp hung in many a tv studio during the 1960s. GA-TV has two examples, both from BBCtv's Lime Grove studios

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Click to see large picture Western Electric Bell System
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Neat and stylish Western Electric 'Bell System' cameraman's headset rig. Used throughout USA television from the late 1940s. Our example, from ABC-TV, Hollywood.

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Click to see large picture Arriflex SOUND BLIMP
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1990's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An ARRIFLEX 16mm sound blimp. Circa 1956. Carries inside a well-muffled Arriflex ST 16mm camera with a 400-ft magazine. The inside camera is not necessary for 'film studio' recreations. The outside is imposing enough.

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Click to see large picture MAX KILLI KM
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Robust German pan and tilt head plus wooden extending tripod from Max Killi (KM) of Munchen. 1950s. Standard wedge fitting. Rather bouncy and unrefined spring tilt mechanism. This equipment was used mainly by European tv and film studios. Not seen in the UK.

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Click to see large picture Films & Equipments Pan Head
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

British-built pan & tilt head with spring tension. Designed originally for film work, used subsequently during the 1950s for tv cameras, especially on o.b.s. Larger image shows the pan head on a MOY tripod

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Click to see large picture ECLAIR NPR
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1990's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The famous French Eclair 16mm camera, the NPR (Noiseless Portable Reflex) appeared in 1963 and was used extensively by documentary film makers. The camera holds 400ft of film (the feed and take up spools parallel in the magazine).In 1969 the NPR was chosen by director Michael Wadleigh to shoot his documentary 'Woodstock' using a total 16 cameras. We have two NPRs each with Perfectone sync motors, prime lenses and an additional 12-120mm f2.2 10 x 12 B Angenieux zoom lens.

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Click to see large picture Bach AURICON Filmagnetic
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Amplifier
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Small portable battery powered sound amp used in conjunction with the Auricon range of sound-on-film 16mm cameras. Other uses and headsets variable. Carry-cases black or brown.

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Click to see large picture Marconi AXBT
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This is the 'classic shape' iconic BBC ribbon microphone of the 1930s/50s. Chris Owen, senior BBC sound engineer elaborates: 'In May 1931 RCA demonstrated their ribbon mic in Hollywood and it came to the BBC's notice. Unfortunately the price, including the head amplifier, was 130UKP which in today's terms is around 5200UKP. As this was not affordable, the BBC set about designing its own version, which was introduced in 1934-1935 as the Type A microphone. There was some concern about the possibility of patent infringement but eventually it was decided that the BBC had a valid patent. The mic was manufactured for the BBC by Marconi for 9UKP each, about 360UKP today. The original aluminium ribbon had objectionable resonances and was replaced with very thin aluminium foil and the modified mic was called Type AX. Another problem was found when the mic was used near an electromagnetic field; this was solved by arranging the internal wiring of the mic so that induced noise currents cancelled out and thus the Type AXB was born in 1943. The final modification was to use Ticonal magnets in place of the original cobalt steel magnets. This gave 6dB increased sensitivity and the letter T was added to the code number. Weighing in at just under 9 lbs, the type AXBT appeared circa 1944. The microphone pictured is an original item and has an original BBC table stand. Larger picture shows the microphone and an original BBC studio floor stand. Hire possible under strict conditions. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Click to see large picture Pye 14 inch Monochrome Monitor
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   18 specimens available

Excellent quality monitor found throughout most UK broadcasting studios and OB trucks from the 1960s to the early 1980s. We have 18 fully operational and reliable units which are ideal for creating monitor stacks. Also available in 11 inch size with at least 10 units in full operational order.

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Click to see large picture GENERIC Caption stand
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   CAPTION STAND
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A bespoke wooden CAPTION STAND, designed for use on the studio floor. Our example was employed orginally in Studio Two at Teddington Studios, ex-ABCtv/Thames.

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Click to see large picture Vinten Mk5
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Lightweight pan head from Vinten.

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Click to see large picture RESLO Double Slim Line
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1990's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Space-saving double slim line mic rig for press conferences, or desk news reports. This is a non-practical generic unit.

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Click to see large picture Melford DU1-12
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Melford 12 inch monochrome monitor. Good picture. Used in tv galleries.

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Click to see large picture Gaumont British S516
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A classic 1940s projector design that was used by all three British armed services during World War II and post war. This particular example belonged to the Air Ministry. In excellent working order, running off a modern 110V transformer. Very quiet operation. Matching period screens available. Click on the picture for a closer view.

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Click to see large picture GENERIC Screens
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   2 specimens available

'Screen in a box' - the screen pulls up and locks into place. About 4' diagonal.

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell 601
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Well-known 16mm sound projector used by armed services, schools, colleges, industry and well-heeled amateurs. Good operational working order. Supplied with spare lamps and instructions plus a matching large speaker cabinet if required.

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Click to see large picture Rank Hi-Lyte
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Slide Projectors (35 mm)
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Unusual looking design as used in schools, colleges and industry. A fully operational example of this rugged projector. Click on the picture for another view of this projector on set of the BBC's 'Call the Midwife' in 2013.

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Click to see large picture ELECTROVOICE 664
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Large US classic design mic from Electrovoice, the iconic 664. Three available

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV EMI REDD 37 Sound Mixer copy
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A copy of the famous REDD 37 mixer as used by the likes of the Beatles at Abbey Road. Of the two remaining 'real' units, one is still at Abbey Road and the other is in the USA. This is the only known (non-functioning) reproduction in the world. The REDD 37 is a four-track stereo machine and was developed from the earlier two-track stereo REDD 17. All the controls function mechanically and the meters are wired to 'twitch' as required. The graphics are authentic and unit weighs considerably less than the real thing!

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Marconi Mk II Coronation Camer
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Marconi Mk II Image Orthicon camera on Film and Equipments pan-tilt head as seen at the opening of New Broadcasting House in June 2013 in London. Click on the image for a closer view.

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Click to see large picture Fernseh 2" Quadruplex Editing Machine
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Before all-electronic editing, physically splicing 2" video tape was how it was done. This is a machine that enables the vertical blanking period in the recorded FM video to be identified and a precise join carried out.

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Click to see large picture Rank Varotal III
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Large, very long and very heavy zoom lens mainly for OB use on any of the turret Image Orthicon cameras of the late 1950s and 1960s, such as those by Pye, Marconi, EMI and others.

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Click to see large picture Fringevision Vidicon TV Camera
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   CCTV/Caption camera
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A budget CCTV camera for general applications. Cost the princely sum of 91 UK Pounds in 1965 (about a 1,000 Pounds today). An unusual looking camera but so 1960s!

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Dr Who TV Gallery
Period:   full 1960's decade
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Golden Age TV re-created TV gallery for the BBC's 'Adventure in Space and Time' about the origin of the famous Dr Who series.

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Click to see large picture BSR FIDELITY HF26
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Pretty standard cheap 'home record player' of the 1960s and 1970s. Generic styling. This BSR FIDELITY HF26 was new in 1965

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Click to see large picture Arriflex Plastic Blimp
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Manufactured by Better Sound of London, this dedicated sound blimp was used for Arriflex 16mm film cameras. This blimp is of a striking and 'futuristic' design and far less weighty and bulky than our all-metal Arriflex version.

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Click to see large picture BBC Engineering
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

A couple of BBCTV engineering headsets in pretty colours.

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Click to see large picture ARGUS TRU FOCUS
Period:   from the beginning of 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Slide Projectors (35 mm)
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Generic style 35mm slide projector, probably sold via Dixons. Working condition, with spare bulb.

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Click to see large picture Sony DR 3A
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A pair of Sony DR 3A stereo headphones, 1960s vintage.

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Click to see large picture golden age film reels and cans
Period:   from the full 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   FILM EDITING
Quantity:   20 specimens available

Various film cans and reels. 35mm and 16mm

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Click to see large picture YASHICA YASHICA MAT
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   PHOTOGRAPHY
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Japanese twin lens reflex 120 roll film camera. 12 exposures per roll. Quality product. Late 1950s design. Shutter speeds up to 500th sec. Yashinon 80mm lens. f/3.5 to f/22.

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Click to see large picture KODAK BROWNIE 127
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   PHOTOGRAPHY
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Cheap 127 roll film camera from Kodak.

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell Sportster
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Double run 8mm camera with a three-lens turret

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Click to see large picture ILFORD SPORTSMAN
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   PHOTOGRAPHY
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small 35mm amateur camera marketed by Ilford but manufactured in West Germany

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Click to see large picture Bolex H16
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Vintage 1948 Bolex H16 16mm camera. Non reflex. Critical focus finder on the top. Camera takes double sprocket film. Motor works.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Type 21 Broad
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A type 21 Mole Single Broad soft light. Used in film and tv, mainly on small interview sets or in presentation studios. Our example was used lattery at BBC TV Centre in the engineering dept.

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Click to see large picture KODAK BROWNIE 8mm II
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Double 8mm very basic cine camera. Flip up viewfinder. Lots sold all over the place.

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Click to see large picture AKG Z60
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1990's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Lightweight AKG headset.

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Click to see large picture AMPLION AMPLIVOX
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large chunky headset, used previously by a location sound recordist. Possible military use. Seen some action.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV BELLOWS
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   PHOTOGRAPHY
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A nice clean plate BEllOWS camera on a dedicated tripod. Suitable for use recreating photography in the first half of the 20th Century

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Click to see large picture RCA TK11A
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The RCA TK11A was a 3"inch b/w image orthicon camera used mainly in the USA and Asia. Some European use. A few were used in the UK during the 1950s by the independent television company Associated-Rediffusion at their Wembley and Kingsway studios. The camera generally used Kodak Ektar lenses. This camera is non functioning but implants possible. We believe that this is the only example of this camera type in Europe.

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Click to see large picture RCA 77D MI 4045-B
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Classic and iconic ribbon 'pill' microphone from the USA. This is the RCA 77D circa 1945-although the basic design is mid-1930s. Still in working condition. Hire possible under strict conditions. Larger image shows mic dressed with a reproduction 'NBC' flag

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Click to see large picture Ernest Moy Ltd TRIPOD
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   2 specimens available

A restored MOY wooden heavy duty camera tripod. This tripod has been re-painted in typical 'Technicolor' blue livery as this tripod was used originally by the Technicolor company in the UK. The tripod is marked 'Technicolor Ltd No.19'

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Click to see large picture MELODIUM Melodynamic 75A
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Quality dynamic French microphone which appeared first in 1948. Used mainly by broadcasters and film production in Europe.

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell FILMO 57
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Film projectors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An early 1930s/1940s example of a Bell & Howell 'Filmo' 16mm 'silent' amateur projector. USA design.

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Click to see large picture Emerson Table top
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Nice table top b/w 12" tv set from Emerson.

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Click to see large picture Arriflex II
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An Arriflex II 35mm camera from 1948. This model has a customised matte box/ray shield plus a side-mounted Arri motor. This camera was used for low budget UK theatrical features.

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Click to see large picture MITCHELL FILM BLIMP
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Reproduction 'Mitchell' sound camera blimp. Suitable for stage or background action. Lightweight.

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Click to see large picture Rycote Windshield
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 2000's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Rycote mic wind shields. Several sizes to wave about at press conferences. Larger image shows the mic with a pole and AGK headset combi.

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Click to see large picture STEENBECK ST4
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   CAPTION ROLLER
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The portable STEENBECK ST4 roller caption device can be used also (as pictured) as an 'autocue' device.

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Click to see large picture STC 4017
Period:   from the full 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

An STC 4017C dynamic microphone with an exact repro BBC base and badge. This type of microphone was used extensively by the BBC in studios and on outside broadcasts until about 1953. The mic type was first introduced in 1938 by STC and the BBC. The design originated from the Western Electric type 618A (circa 1931) which used a 'dynamic' moving coil as the transducer. Notes: The mics overall performance was excellent, with coil resonances damped by acoustic filtering which was incorporated in the mechanical construction. Chris Owen)Larger image shows the rear aspect

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Click to see large picture RCA TK10A
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Introduced in September 1947 the RCA TK 10A was the studio version of the RCA TK 30A 'field' camera. The TK 10A used a 3"inch image orthicon monochome tube and had a turret of four, usually Kodak Ektar lenses. The larger image shows the TK10A with an 'implant' viewfinder on set. This camera is the only example of it's type in the UK

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON CAPTION ROLLER
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   CAPTION ROLLER
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A Mole Richardson Roller Caption machine, used before digitally generated characters, to display the 'credits' at doubtless, a comfortable reading speed.

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