Watson Model 75 Television Zoom Lens, No. 117, manufactured by W Watson and Sons Limited, London, 1949-52.
BBC Television Outside Broadcasts acquired their first zoom lens in 1949, designed around a Watson lens, but with a zoom ratio of only 2:1. Soon more compact and adaptable lenses were introduced with a better ratio, like this 5:1 lens.
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