Bush television receiver model TV22, 1950.

Made:
1950 in United Kingdom
maker:
Bush Radio Limited
and
Bush

Bush television receiver, model TV22 (1950).

One of the most popular television sets in the early 1950s, this Bush television set has a 'walnut' Bakelite cabinet and an innovatory nine-inch screen. Bakelite was the first synthetic material used for television cases and was a cheaper alternative to the standard wooden case. This set was also one of the first to use an aluminised cathode ray tube ensuring that most of the light from the picture came out into the room, thus giving a brighter image. Original versions of the set were available tuned to individual BBC transmitters. The set derives its name from the location of the original Bush Radio factory in Shepherd's Bush, London.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1971-76
credit:
Owen, B.R.
status:
Permanent collection

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