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Tv Sets In The Early 70S

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DeeLicious | 13:44 Wed 08th Aug 2018 | Media & TV
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who were the main manufacturers of televisions in the UK in the early 1970s?

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Think ours was a Bush.
Ferguson was one of the bigger ones along with Philips and Bush, then along came the Japanese.
Not sure that Philips, which is Dutch, ever made TVs in the UK. GEC, Ferguson, and Marconi might have, though.
Pye
Add Decca and Radio Rentals to the above
Our first colour set around 1973 was a Mitsubishi, it cost more then than they do now.
I don't think that Philips marketed TVs back then in the UK....Pye did, and became part of Philips.
There was Ecko (perhaps a while earlier) and Ferguson, Murphy and Ultra...all three incorporated into the Thorn group.
Bush, Ferguson, Grundig
Baird
We had a Grundig!
I think that the queen had a Phillips 9 inch
Not only the Queen ^^^^In 1956 we had a nine inch television with a huge magnifier over the screen !
// Our first colour set around 1973 was a Mitsubishi, it cost more then than they do now.//

no British firm could offer the precision engineering required ( hem hem)
The tube had a meshy screeny thing between the cathode and the fluorescent screen that had to be engineered to micron accuracy
Think everybody missed gollobs joke.!!
I didn't.
I think the first one we had was a baird but logoed up as radio rentals.
If I remember correctly I think my mom and dad's telly ( when I was small ) was Redefusion.
Tvs were hugely expensive which is why so many had a money slot on the side - put your coins in and the tv worked. People would rent them and the cost of the tv licence was usually included in the rent.

Radios were also a luxury in the 1930s. The average weekly wage for a man was £3 9s. A typical wireless set was £10 2/6, including installation.

The first tv I remember my parents owning was a Grunding. When the picture started rolling a quick thump to the side of the case put it right :D
a quick thump to the side of the case put it right

Top with ours, thumping it on the side knocked the contrast out.

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