Baird Townsman television receiver

Made:
c. 1949 in United Kingdom
maker:
Scophony-Baird Ltd.

Baird Townsman 12" television receiver A Baird Townsman 12" television receiver, from about 1949.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Baird Townsman 12" television receiver A Baird Townsman 12" television receiver, from about 1949.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Baird Townsman console television receiver, serial number T2925, with instruction manual, 1949

The Baird Townsman, made in the United Kingdom c. 1949.

This television receiver in its Art Deco cabinet was available in two models, the Townsman, for reception close to the transmitter, and the Countryman, for areas further away. Many of the surviving sets are 'Birmingham' models, pre-tuned to the new transmitter opened at Sutton Coldfield in December 1949.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1986-5012
Materials:
electronic components, glass, plastic (unidentified), wood veneer
Measurements:
Television Screen: 245 mm x 305 mm
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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