television receiver built from 'Premier Radio' kit, 1945-1955

Made:
1945-1955 in Hackney

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Television receiver built from "Premier Radio" kit, made by Premier Radio Company, Hackney, London, England, 1945-1955

Television receiver built from "Premier Radio" kit, made by Premier Radio Company, Hackney, London, England, 1945-1955.

This home made television was home built to a very high standard from a kit. Premier Radio sold this kit for just over £17, including the 6 inch screen which had a green tinge. By making their own televisions users could save a lot of money. Television broadcasts were suspended during the Second World War and when they resumed commercially produced television sets were very expensive.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1983-1480/1
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), wood (unidentified)
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
status:
Permanent collection

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