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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 Ikegami HK 323
Period:   from the full 1980's to the end of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The Ikegami HK 323 was a high quality three-tube colour camera used during the 1980s & 1990s in studios and on outside broadcasts. GA-TV has several in full working order. Blue or cream livery.

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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 Ikegami HL 79A
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the end of 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The IKEGAMI HL (Handy Looky) 79A was a ubiquitous portable 3-tube colour camera with zoom lens and detachable battery. Popular with tv news ENG systems. Our example is no longer in working condition.

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Click to see large picture Cinema Products CP16
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The Cinema Products CP 16 was an update of the AURICON 16mm camera. The CP 16 was termed 'single system'(the magnetic record head was built-in) and had a dedicated zoom lens. Very light-weight, with a integral 20v battery, this camera continued in tv news-gathering use until electronic cameras supplanted them in the late 1980s. GA TV has three examples, plus a wooden reproduction. Spot the difference....

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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 LINK 125
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The LINK 125 was a 25mm three-tube colour camera with an integral zoom lens package. This sleek-looking camera was used mainly in the UK by BBC and in few studios at ITV. Independent company Limehouse Television bought these cameras because of an in-house cameraman's choice. GA-TV has several examples in non-operating condition.

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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 Marconi Mk IXP
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

Portable version of the Marconi MkIX three-tube colour camera. Shoulder-mounted or pedestal use.

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Click to see large picture Ikegami 79E
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The Ikegami 79E was a mid-1980s upgrade of the Handy Looky 79 range. Good quality 3-tube colour camera. GA-TV has several in full working condition

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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 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 VIIIP
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Portable version of Marconi MkVIII studio/OB camera. Requires electronics 'backpacked' (as shown) or 'golf trolley' carried.

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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 X
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The one that never was - never produced in quantity. Appeared 1986.

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Click to see large picture Marconi Mk IX
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   10 specimens available

Studio/OB colour TV camera developed from the MK VIII. Popular in the UK during the 1980's, particularly with ITV. (LWT, Anglia etc)

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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 RCA TK76
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The first self-contained 3-tube portable colour TV camera which made ENG (Electronic News Gathering) viable. Numbered '76' for the US bicentennial year, it was orginally going to be called the TK70. Our example pictured was used by Grampian Tv, who ran a total of five TK76 cameras in Aberdeen and beyond.

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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 RCA TK 47
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Fully developed 3 tube colour TV camera offering microprocessor control and alignment. Popular around the world and often finding many 'second user' assignments in many places.

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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 Golden Age TV Recreations Monitor stack example
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Period monitor stack (fully working) custom built for the Steven Spielberg film 'Munich', September 2005

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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 Philips LDK5 and LDK25
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   3 specimens available

A very popular camera worldwide offering good performance and triaxial cable (LDK5 only, LDK25 is multicore cable) capability. This made it a natural choice for ob operations - especially at the BBC in the late 1970's.

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Click to see large picture Philips G8 colour TV
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Very common British colour TV from the 1970's. This one just shouts '70's' and is now fully operational giving an excellent and reliable picture.

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Click to see large picture Hitachi SK110 and 120 Colour TV Camera
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the end of 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Full size 3 tube studio colour TV camera. Electronically very similar to the RCA TK47, but the styling is very different.

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Click to see large picture Hitachi CNP 190 Colour TV
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Early 70's ultra reliable 19" colour TV. Wooden case, very keen price at the time and very common.

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Click to see large picture Thorn 3500 Colour TV
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   6 specimens available

British made colour TV from the early 70's available in many screen and case sizes/styles. Most are operational. Some are upmarket versions, others are base models.

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Click to see large picture Barco Series II 20" colour mon
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   10 specimens available

A series of 'delta gun' shadowmask 20"-inch colour monitors used for broadcast applications. Nine working units available plus a working 14"-inch version and a working series III unit. Very good colour pictures. Wheeled monitor stand (pictured) available if required.

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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 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 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 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 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 AKG D80
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Dynamic (moving coil) cardioid microphone. 60-16,000Hz. Typical shape of the period.

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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 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 JVC 1900E
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The JVC 1900 was one of a range of JVC three-tube 'Saticon' semi-professional colour video cameras from the early 1980s. Easy to operate. Picture quality as you might expect

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Click to see large picture Ikegami HK355
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Studio/OB CCD television camera. An excellent workhorse and still in use worldwide. We have two examples of these cameras in full working order complete with triax base stations as required.

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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 Uher 4000 REPORT S
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Tape recorders
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The UHER 4000 REPORT S was a 1/4" magnetic tape recorder used by national and local radio stations. Also in the picture, a BEYER dynamic M550 LM microphone ex-BBC.

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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 Sony BVP330AP
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Introduced in the early 1980s, the SONY BVP330 was a lightweight ENG/EFP three-tube colour video camera, battery powered and wih a microphone input. This camera was popular with news gatherers such as ITN.

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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 LINK 130
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Link 130 was a mid- 1980s camera that never made it beyond a dozen or so 'trial' deliveries to broadcasters (some to BBCTV and Swedish TV amongst others). The Link 130 had many 'auto' features and used three 2/3rds lead oxide colour tubes, but the camera was plagued with software problems including 'lock outs' and niggling faults such as the cue light effecting the picture. Also, by the end of the 1980s, all the major broadcasters were considering switching to CCD studio cameras. The camera pictured is an ex-museum display with a non-standard repro lens unit (with space to house a small ccd camera)and a fixed viewfinder unit with an implant tube. Because the camera is only a shell and thus lightweight, it is ideal for theatre productions etc. The camera here is sitting on a Vinten 459 lightweight pedestal with an additional 'steer' wheel.

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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 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 Ikegami 355P
Period:   full 1990's decade
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Superior broadcast colour tv camera, the Ikegami 355 portable is an early 1990s 3-CCD model capable over 650 lines of horizontal definition. GA-TV has three examples (4:3 aspect ratio only), all in working order. This camera is still used worldwide.

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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 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 Vinten PLOVER
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The Vinten PLOVER 3179 ob/studio pedestal is a compact and relatively lightweight nitrogen-balanced item using a Fulmer type central three-stage column and three sets of linked wheels which can be either pneumatic or solid. The centre column can be easily separated from the wheeled base for transportation. The Plover pedestal can take a camera/pan head combination of up to 105 kgs.The front sets of wheels fold for storage.

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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 BBC Magnetic- Stripe Amp
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Amplifier
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Of BBC design,this portable battery-powered sound amp (type AM15/503P) in travel case was used in conjunction with film cameras (Arriflex/ Auricon/CP16 etc) using pre-striped magnetic film. The amplifier has a two-channel mixer with two mic inputs plus one 'line'. The unit is enscribed 'BBCTV NEWS N42' which is a helpful indication as to it's working life. Date circa 1973.

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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 LINK 110
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The LINK 110 was a boxy-looking three-tube 25mm lead oxide colour camera, a technical design instigated in part by the BBC to replace their aging studio stock of 4-tube EMI 2001 cameras. The Link 110 (from Link Electronics; a firm that produced 'industrial' CCTV equipment) boasted anti-comet tail and light bias, plus an integral zoom package. The camera's picture quality was reasonably pleasant but not up the 'sharpness' of existing 4-tube designs.

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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 Ronford-Baker Fluid 4
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The 'Fluid 4 Variable Camera Head' consists of two sealed fluid units which, by the use of 'on-off' levers can be varied from a cushioned free head to the heaviest control required. Tilt range 60 degs. Used by film and ENG crews

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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 KAM KDM 400
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A dynamic microphone made by Dunstable-based KAM (Lamba PLC) 80Hz/10kHz. Heavy and rather dated in cosmetic design. However, ideal for 1990s DJs.

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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 GENERIC Type
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Three different microphones of unknown manufacture, displayed here for their shape and style. 1970s 1980s.

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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 Sony VO 4800PS
Period:   from the full 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This portable 1980s vt machine is complete with travel case and repro badging. A battery-powered 'U-Matic' videocassette recorder from Sony to compliment our range of portable ENG colour cameras of the period.

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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 GENT GALLERY CLOCK
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   STUDIO SIGNS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A GENT tv gallery clock with assorted legends underneath,'TX' 'VISION' 'SOUND' etc. 1980s ex-BBC Leeds.

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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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No picture Pye Mk3
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 Sony BVP 1S BETACAM
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The famous 'BETACAM' design was the popular Sony ENG 'stand alone' camera kit, whereby the camera, power supply and vt recorder (BVV 1PS) were combined in one unit. Launched in 1984, this camera employed a single Trinicon tube(Saticon) which delivered upwards of 400 lines of horizontal definition. The camera/recorder had no playback capability and so tapes needed a separate player. With an adaptor, the BVV 1PS recorder could also be used to record from other cameras. Our Betacam (still in working condition) was used by a regional broadcaster on local news.

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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 Sony BVU 150P
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Sony BVU 150 U-matic SP cassette portable video recorder. 20 minutes running time. Batteries or other 12v power source. Our example comes with a dedicated carry case. Recorder in working order (but don't rely on it.)

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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 ITT 26 inch
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Up-market 26" inch ITT colour television receiver in operating condition. The larger picture shows the receiver 'in situ'. Mid-1970s.

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Click to see large picture Sony BVP 7P
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Late 1980s Sony 3-CCD BVP 7P with a Fujinon 9-126mm zoom and detachable Betacam SP recorder unit. The larger picture shows a CA-50P back adaptor in position. All units in working condition.

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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 Sony BVP 3A
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

Introduced in 1984, the Sony BVP 3A was a lightweight portable colour camera designed to attach to the BVV 1A recorder creating a self-contained 'ENG' (Electronic News Gathering) unit. The BVP 3A camera used three 'Saticon' or 'Plumbicon' 18mm pickup tubes delivering '650 lines'. The camera also had an unique system of tube auto-centering without a test chart.

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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 IANIRO IANBEAM 800
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   4 specimens available

Small portable location (or ENG) lighting, the Ianbeam 800 is generally called a 'redhead'. 800 watts of spot or flood light without the use of a fresnel glass. Portable lightweight stands.

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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 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 STUDIO SIGNS STV
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   STUDIO SIGNS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Two illuminated tv studio signs from STV's Cowcaddens Glasgow Studios. 'Studio On Air' and 'Rehearsal' can be flashed independently. Wall fixed if required via holes at the rear. Each plastic box is approx 38 x 16cms

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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 TELEFUNKEN Telefunken 753
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Early 1970s 26" inch model

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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

Large 17 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 FERGUSON ULTRA/FERGUSON 6845
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Late 1970s b/w receiver

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Click to see large picture FERGUSON 37350
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Late 1970s 20" inch colour receiver.

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Click to see large picture FERGUSON 37149
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Early 1980s 14 inch set

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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 SANYO CTP 7118
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

22 inch mid-1970s colour set

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Click to see large picture SKANTIC 1805 1919
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

20 inch colour set

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Click to see large picture Sony BVW 300AP
Period:   from the beginning of 1990's to the beginning of 2000's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This 1992 vintage SONY BVW 300AP 3-ccd camcorder (Beta SP type) was a firm favourite with news gatherers and production companies. Our 4:3 aspect ratio example is in working condition.

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Click to see large picture Sony DXC1610P
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The SONY DXC 1610P was used for non-broadcast applications. Corporate or similar. Also by the well-heeled amateur or club. Camera price new (2,300 UKP). This camera, in common with video equipment of the period, recorded images to a separate recorder. Still in working condition, this camera gives a picture quality typical of the era. Used recently by Dicky Howett to film sequences with bands 'The Horrors', 'Plan B', 'Manic Street Preachers' and 'The Kills'.

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Click to see large picture Sony HVC 2000P
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Single TRINITRON tube Sony HVC 2000P colour camera claiming 300 lines of resolution. This camera boasted several features. Fader. Sharpness control. Sensitivity booster. Remote operation. Compact mid-1980s design.

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Click to see large picture IVC 7000P
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The IVC 7000P was described (with hyperbole) as 'setting your cameraman free'. Free, possibly to encounter back strain. No little weight, this mid-1970s 'portable' three-tube lead-oxide colour camera came in at over 12.5kgs (not the 7 claimed) and that was without the 'control backpack' unit which added at least another 12 kgs. The camera was tethered by a polypole cable and had an optional 'Studio Adapter' rig with a 7" inch viewfinder. UK users included Anglia TV, Grampian Television, Thames Television, Southern Television and LWT. One of our cameras was used by TVS (TeleVision South) and the other by a facilities company. The IVC 7000P picture quality was described as 'awful'.

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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 SHARP Corporation ZOOM 8
Period:   full 1990's decade
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Sharp consumer video camera. VHS'C'. Camcorder type. Black. Auto or manual functions. Reasonable image quality. Camera heavy by today's standards.

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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 BEYER Mic Boom
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 2000's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Lightweight portable radio/tv studio/location microphone boom with counterweight balance. Approx 7ft height and reach. Wheels additional if required. Ideal for theatre or restricted space use.

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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 Bang and Olufsen Colour television
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the end of 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Up market 'Beovision' 7702 set in full working order, complete with remote control.

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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 PVM 9020ME
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Sony TRINITRON portable video monitor. Can be battery powered. 8"inch screen. Working condition. Nice bright picture

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Click to see large picture JVC TM A14OPN-K
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 2000's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Useful-sized picture monitor from JVC. Nice sharp picture. 14" inch screen. Sound input/output.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Studio picture
Period:   full 1980's decade
Type:   Re-creation
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Eric and Ernie

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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 KODAK Ektasound 130
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Kodak EKTASOUND 130 was the first Super-8 movie camera that recorded sound as well as picture. Introduced in 1973, the Ektasound 130 used special magnetic striped cassette Super 8 film. Tech details: Lens: Ektar f/1.2 / 9 mm. Fixed focus. Frame rates: 18/20. Shutter degree: 230. Auto Exposure (Not TTL). Backlight Control. Auto Recording Level Control.Original price in the UK (in the year of introduction): 132 UKP. Our very clean example (unfortunately not in working condition) comes with it's own microphone and rare dedicated 'Movie Making Case'.

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Click to see large picture Vinten Cygnet Post Head
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The CYGNET post head was a lightweight addition to the Vinten pan head range, based on the larger Swan posthead. Nice action but awkward to use, additional clamps needed for pan bars etc. Also impractical for use with cassette-loading camcorders. The post gets in the way.

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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 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 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 Vinten Mk 7
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 2000's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Mk 7 Vinten pan & tilt head was the culmination of the 'gravity' balanced system using cams and risers to achieve a tilt 'without effort'. The Mk 7 pan head is still in use worldwide. Say no more.

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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 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 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 Philips N1500 VCR
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Half-inch, colour capable Video Cassette Recorder, introduced in 1972. This immaculate example is operational, comes with the original soft cover, many tapes and the original manufacturer's cardboard carton. Intended for the domestic, corporate and educational markets, the original cost in 1972 was about 600 UK Pounds.

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Click to see large picture SKANTIC Model 18067989
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Swedish made, upmarket 26" colour TV. Plastic dark wood cabinet. Comes complete with the original stand and remote control. Good and reliable example of later PIL (Precision in Line) CRT technology in almost 'as new' condition.

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Click to see large picture Golden Age TV Holy Flying Circus
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

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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 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 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 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 AKG D109A
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 2000's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

D109A, a slender and very small silver AKG dynamic microphone. BBC usage.

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Click to see large picture Vinten AVOCET 70
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Nicely balanced and compact pan and tilt head from Vintens. Good for ENG work, which is for what it was designed.

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Click to see large picture Sony BVW25P
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Portable Betacam video recorder/player from the mid-1980s. Designed for ENG or 'field' recording and playback using the standard Betacam tape format. Interfaces with Sony cameras. Carry case. Lights come on.

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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 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 Melford DU1-20 Monochrome Monitor
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   6 specimens available

High quality 20 inch black and white unit. Fully operational and excellent picture. Very common in UK galleries and on the studio floor.

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Click to see large picture Melford DU6-14C
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   3 specimens available

General purpose medium resolution 14 inch colour monitor. Found in galleries and OB trucks in most UK broadcasters. Three fully operational units available.

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Click to see large picture Prowest 11 inch Monochrome Monitor
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the end of 1980's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   5 specimens available

Basic, general purpose small screen monitor for use in gallery stacks and OB trucks. Most have illuminant D white phosphors.

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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 Blaupunkt 14 inch Colour Monitor
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   TV monitors
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Distinctive yellow/cream coloured cased or rack mounted colour monitor designed for general purpose broadcast use but usually found in VTR monitor bridges. GATV has 2 fully operational examples.

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Click to see large picture Vinten MIDIPED
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The Vinten MIDIPED is a low cost ENG/Studio pedestal. It has an air pumped central column with independent locking wheels. Maximum jib height is 56" inches and the loading weight is 50kg. The entire rig detatches and folds for portablity

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Click to see large picture Sony BVH500
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Truly portable quality - C Format on the move. Reliable field production VTR. Fully operational.

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Click to see large picture JVC CR6060E
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the end of 1980's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The alternative to Sony for U matic. One example is in super condition and records/plays well (at least as well as a low-band unit could). The second unit is untested but will probably work.

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Click to see large picture IVC IVC711
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   VTR
Quantity:   1 specimens available

One inch helical VTR before C Format. Popular machine, although limited in performance compared to later 1 inch formats.

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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 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 Ikegami 79E implant with Triax
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Custom CCD implant camera into Ikegami HL79E using an original lens. The camera is powered via a custom Triax base station and the video is sent via an RF carrier.

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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 BEYER DT 109
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 2000's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   15 specimens available

For many years, the DT 109 has been the standard headphone/microphone combination for remote broadcasting, studio, film, TV and language laboratory application. The headphone transducers offer tailored frequency response to improve speech intelligibility coupled with excellent isolation from ambient noise. The adjustable, noise-cancelling microphone provides clear and audible speech transmission for either live commentary or talkback applications.

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Click to see large picture Ikegami HK 355PW
Period:   from the full 1990's to the full 2000's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

High quality Ikegami HK 355PW true widescreen 16:9/4:3 switchable CCD colour video camera from the early to mid-1990s. Standard definition at approx. 700 lines of horizontal definition. These cameras can run stand alone or Triax connected. Our example was used by Thames/Teddington Studios.

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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 Ikegami HK355W
Period:   from the full 1990's to the beginning of 2000's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   5 specimens available

High quality Ikegami HK 355W true widescreen 16:9/4:3 switchable CCD colour video camera from the mid-1990s. Standard definition at approx. 700 lines of horizontal definition. Dedicated full-colour viewfinder. These cameras can run stand alone or Triax connected.

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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 Vinten VISION 5
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 2000's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Smallest of the VINTEN VISION range of balanced pan and tilt heads, our well-used example comes with a single stage tripod. All lightweight but sturdy. Popular choice for ENG work

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Click to see large picture Sony DXC 1200P Trinicon
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Vivid looking moderate-sized tv camera from Sony, a Trinicon single colour tube camera aimed at the semi-professional or industrial/education market. Pictures pretty poor by todays standards. This camera still functions and has an easy to operate zoom and focus lens control.

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Click to see large picture JVC KY 2700E
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Semi professional/industrial/corporate colour tv camera using three 'Saticon'' image tubes. Top mounted viewfinder or monocular.

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Click to see large picture Sony DVW 707P
Period:   from the end of 1990's to the full 2000's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Another Sony portable video ENG type camera, a Digital Betacam 'Digital 1000' using 40 minute tapes and digital image processing with a Power HAD sensor. Our example dates from 1999 and is in working condition. 4:3 aspect ratio only.

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Click to see large picture MANFROTTO 116 Mk3
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 2000's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Nice, sturdy Italian-made tripod and pan head. In some ways superior to an equivalent Vinten product. Large and easy to fit slide-on camera plate. Self locking legs, height adjustment and removable rubber feet. Tilt stay. Very smooth action all round.

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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 Marconi MkVIII Telecine
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the end of 1980's
Type:   Telecine
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Photoconductive telecine based on the live Marconi MkVIII colour camera. Offering dual film transport (dual 16/35mm or combination) and dual 35mm slide changers. This example is operational and probably one of the last working examples of colour photoconductive telecine anywhere in the world. Compared to the higher image quality flying spot type, such machines were well suited to scanning dense news film with economic running costs.

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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 PANAVISION G11 PANAFLEX
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 2000's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

The PANAVISION Panaflex range of reflex 35mm movie cameras was introduced in 1972. Our example is a GII from 1987 which has video assist built in. The camera comes complete with a Super Pana zoom Cooke 25-250mm 10-1 lens, ray shield and dedicated cradle pan and tilt head. The camera rig can be either tripod or crane mounted. We have exclusively, one each of this camera type in our stores, North and South. Hire possible but under strict terms. Non practical.

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Click to see large picture Sony DXC M3
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Basic 'Prosumer' Sony three-tube (Saticon) colour camera from the mid 1980s. Auto line up and a few functions including auto white and auto black. On screen menu settings available. Zoom 8-128mm Tamron f/1.6-22. Optional top mounted viewfinder Working condition.

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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 METZ METZ 60CT1
Period:   full 1980's decade
Type:   PHOTOGRAPHY
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Metz FLASH GUN kit for 1980s press. Non functioning. Canon AT1 camera attached.

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Click to see large picture JVC VIDEO MOVIE GR C74
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Chunky and heavy JVC Video C format (ie chopped down VHS)camcorder from the 1980s. Nice red colour. Another version available. All non working.

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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 SHARP Corporation XC51
Period:   from the end of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Very compact portable amateur video filming kit using the 'Video C' VHS system and a very basic Saticon tube camera. Late 1980s design.

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Click to see large picture PANASONIC AG DP 200 B
Period:   from the end of 1990's to the beginning of 2000's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Upmarket amateur lightweight SUPER VHS video camcorder, shoulder-mounted. Used also as a low cost ENG camera by local tv stations. Educational or corporate usage. The camera records on a full-sized VHS tape.

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Click to see large picture Vinten PORTAPED 3056
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pedestals & Dollies
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Handy portable pedestal that is air balanced. Can be charged by pumping the column. Takes camera weights up to 120lbs.

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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 Ikegami HL 77
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   3 specimens available

The 'Handy Looky 77' appeared in 1978 and was offered to broadcasters as an 'ENG' camera. These were early days for electronic news gathering equipment. The HL 77 had no on-board record capability, no on-board battery and overall, was rather heavy. Using three 'Saticon' tubes, our rather careworn example was alleged to have 'filmed' the 1980s Brixton Riots as well as several rather more sedate feature programmes for BBC East.

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Click to see large picture AMPEX CVR 200P
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Ampex CVR 200P integrated ENG 'Betacam SP'. A lightweight 3-CCD video camera capable of 550 lines of resolution. This model is the same as the Sony BVW 200. 1990/2000s vintage. Larger image shows several similar cameras Portabrace 'dressed' for ENG work

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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 PANASONIC Console
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Large imposing colour tv from Panasonic. Styled for the American market

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Click to see large picture ALBA Alba
Period:   from the beginning of 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Nice 14 inch colour tv portable. Fully working. Very red and trendy

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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 Ikegami 79D
Period:   from the full 1980's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   6 specimens available

The IKEGAMI 79D three-tube 18mm colour camera was used worldwide throughout the 1980s, especially for 'ENG' news gathering, Lightweight and rugged, we have several still in operating condition

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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 JVC VM14PSN(G)
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Domestic televisions
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A JVC 14"-inch picture monitor. Good quality images from any source. This monitor looks like a domestic tv receiver from the 1980s and will play back live or recorded PAL, NTSC or SECAM standards into two switchable inputs. No need for a converter of any kind, just plug and play. 4:3 aspect ratio only. Will play sound too.

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Click to see large picture Vinten SWAN POST HEAD
Period:   from the end of 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   5 specimens available

The SWAN POST HEAD was designed in the late 1970s by Bill Vinten and Ted Galione. The object was to pivot a cameras' centre of gravity at the side, enabling a wide tilt range. This principle was not a particular hit with cameramen who preferred the usual top-mounted pan and tilt head. Our Post Head examples were used by Thames Television.

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Click to see large picture Ikegami HK323P
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Good quality studio portable version of the HK 323, the 323 Portable is capable of full auto line up with a dedicated zoom and in-built diascope. The camera uses three 18mm Diode Gun Plumbicon colour tubes. Triax back adapter. Optional side mounted 5" viewfinder with dedicated bracket (illustrated). Full zoom and focus control available with selected Canon lens. This camera is in operational condition.

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Click to see large picture CANON EX2
Period:   from the end of 1990's to the beginning of 2000's
Type:   Amateur video/film
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Sophisticated 'pro-sumer' CCD video camera, the Canon EX2 Hi 8mm video camcorder boasted a range of 'extras' such as mic level control, manual/auto focus, stereo sound, picture fade in/out, exposure control, edit facilities, an interchangeable zoom lens system,'S' video output and a compact '8mm' tape system. Mid 1990s design, the overall picture quality was nothing exceptional. Working condition

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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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Click to see large picture MITCHELL STANDARD
Period:   from the full 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   MOVIE CAMERAS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

An original and rare (most standard Mitchells were converted to animation or used as the mechanism for re-engineered Panavision cameras) this 35mm STANDARD MITCHELL (no. 146)was purchased originally by RCA Photophone at the end of 1928. This camera was used at Hollywood's RKO studios during the 'Golden Era' of the 1930s and 1940s. The camera can be hand-cranked to recreate 'silent movies' and fitted also with a 'Peanut' 24V DC motor and a 1000ft magazine for 'sound' shooting. Turret set of original Baltar lenses. Hire of this unique camera possible, but under very strict conditions.

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Click to see large picture ECLAIR 1074
Period:   from the beginning of 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Pan & Tilt Heads
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Eccentric design friction pan head and tripod from the French company Éclair. The unit is marked 'Brevis Coutant Mathot' and dates probably from the mid 1950s. The head accepts a standard wedge plate. The full rig is quite heavy.

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Click to see large picture Marconi MkVIII
Period:   from the full 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   4 specimens available

Three-tube colour tv camera with auto line up. Studio or outside broadcast. Compact design. Optional badging.

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Click to see large picture Bell & Howell 2709
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 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 Ikegami HK 381
Period:   from the full 1980's to the full 1990's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A fully automatic studio/field colour camera using 25mm Diode Gun Plumbicon tubes. Advertised as lightweight, this camera plus lens is anything but. Nice silver bodywork. Typical Ikegami design

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