Bush TV22 Television Receiver, 1945-1955

Made:
1945-1955 in England
maker:
Bush
and
Bush Radio Limited

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Bush TV22 9 inch television receiver, c. 1950, with band III converter, 1957. From a colour transparency in the Science
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bush TV22 9 inch television receiver, made by Bush Radio Limited, England, 1945-1955. With band III convertor, 1957.

The Bush TV22 was first produced in 1950 and is now seen as iconic of the Bakelite televisions of the 1950s. An inexpensive and popular television set, the TV22 sold in large numbers. One of the selling points of the TV22 was that it was the first British television set produced that could be tuned by the owner to either of the then two BBC transmitters, as well as a further three proposed channels. From 1955 a Band III convertor was fitted to the TV22 enabling easy selection of the newly launched ITV channel.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1983-692
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
status:
Permanent collection

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