from the beginning of 1940's to the beginning of 1950's
Broadcast TV cameras
1 specimens available
Created especially for IBC '97 in Amsterdam this unique camera is an Image Iconoscope camera using a Cathodeon Photicon tube from 1948 powered by modern solid state electronics developed especially for the task. The result is iconsoscope pictures of the pre-war type exhibiting all the 'text book' problems of 'tilt and bend', low sensitivity etc. The top picture is of the camera head under construction, the lower left picture is of the Image Iconoscope itself and the lower right picture is an off screen image from the camera. The camera is still operational.
Also see 'Pye Photicon'.
A copy of the famous REDD 37 mixer as used by the likes of the Beatles at Abbey Road. Of the two remaining 'real' units, one is still at Abbey Road and the other is in the USA. This is the only known (non-functioning) reproduction in the world. The REDD 37 is a four-track stereo machine and was developed from the earlier two-track stereo REDD 17.
All the controls function mechanically and the meters are wired to 'twitch' as required. The graphics are authentic and unit weighs considerably less than the real thing!
Commemoration of the opening of the BBC Television Service in November 1936, GATV 'Unit 3' went to Alexandra Palce in London to make a programme using three operational Image Orthicon Cameras (two Marconi MkIVs and one Marconi MkV).
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.