Keracolor B722 television receiver, c. 1976. Keracolor colour television receiver based on Decca's `Bradford Chassis' design, 1969-1971. This example has a remote control feature. Designed by Arthur Bracegirdle.
A Keracolor B772 spherical colour television receiver, made in the United Kingdom from 1970.
The name Keracolor was derived from the Greek word Karaunos - meaning thunderbolt. Described as 'A colour receiver for the connoisseur' there were a range of models available, ranging from a 12 inch monochrome portable through to a 26 inch colour set with a built-in 8-track stereo cartridge player and a model which could hang from the ceiling.
Looking very 'space-age' (the first moon landing had caused huge excitement six months earlier) these very expensive sets hid the fact that the internal electronics were much cheaper standard units supplied by other manufacturers. This set has a Decca 'Bradford' receiver inside (so called because the set was designed in Bradford).
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overall (estimate): 880 mm x 800 mm x 660 mm, 35kg
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- The National Media Museum, Bradford
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