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MARCONI 706 5 INCH TV/WIRELESS, 1939

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MARCONI 706 5 INCH TV/WIRELESS, 1939

Although appearing complete the tube is a later radar type and the scan coils are missing. Housed in a wooden cabinet it has 17 valves and a 5-inch CRT (Cathode Ray Tube). The TV section is single band only whilst the radio has LW MW and a short wave on the 16.5-52m band, the set operated from AC mains. In 1939 only one BBC channel was transmitted this being limited to just a few hours each day, therefore a wireless section was added to improve sales. Made in 1938 this set when purchased cost in January 1939. 30-09-00d.

John Ambrose collection

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  • These small Television/Radio receivers were part of the second generation of EMI sets. I don't think there is any reference to them as early as 1937. They appear to have their debut at the 1938 Olympia show. Wireless World reviewed them in September 1938.
    .......... Peter Scott, Edinburgh, 4th of October 2016

  • Dates from 1936-37 not 1939...
    .......... Steve Sidaway, Teddington,Middlesex, 8th of November 2014

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