Manufacturing televisions 1950’s style

There are a fascinating array of old corporate films making there way onto YouTube and one such is the video below from the late 1950’s promoting RCA Victor television sets. The American RCA Victor company came into existence in 1929 when RCA (Radio Corporation of America) acquired the Victor Talking Machine Company. Having reverted back to the RCA name the […]

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The man with one video tape

Back in the early 1990s I worked for a time for a high street television retailer which disappeared years ago and I will not name. This was the era when VHS video recorders were commonplace and the only way for folks to time shift TV programmes, hard disk PVRs and services like the BBCs iPlayer had not been invented. One […]

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Mullard – The Blackburn Thermionic Valve (Vacuum Tube) Factory

Founded by Captain Stanley Mullard the Mullard Valve company became one of the major names in the manufacture of thermionic valves, or vacuum tubes as our American cousins called them. The Mullard name also became synonymous with the manufacture of cathode ray tubes used in television sets and they made other components such as capacitors too. The giant Dutch Phillips company was […]

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