Ambassador TV4 monochrome television receiver, 1951

Made:
1951 in Brighouse
maker:
R N Fitton Limited

Ambassador TV4 monochrome console television receiver with original paperwork including purchase receipt and insurance, 1951. Triangular unit designed to fit into the corner of a room. Pink 12 " screen.

Ambassador TV4, made by R N Fitton Limited in Brighouse, Yorkshire, around 1951.

The Ambassador is a 12" corner console television receiver, it cost £78 when new.

Ambassador television receivers were made by R N Fitton who had the idea of making corner sets, wedge-shaped to sit in the corner of the living room. This concept was quite popular for a while, until the new owner realised that what had seemed like a good idea in the showroom, meant that they were stuck with the TV in the corner of the room for years to come.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2004-5003
Materials:
electronic components, glass, mahogany veneer, wood (unidentified)
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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