EMI Emitron Camera Head

Made:
1936

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EMI Emitron camera head, one of the original Emitrons used by Marconi-EMI from the beginning of the BBC's British Television Service at Alexandra Palace, 1936.

The Emitron camera developed by Marconi-EMI was used by the BBC from the beginning of the British Television Service in 1936. This was the type of camera that the BBC took to shoot the first television broadcasts of sporting events like Wimbledon and the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. It looks a little different to the pictures because it was adapted later on, and the front of the case was extended to fit a larger cathode ray tube inside.

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Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2002-5000/20
Materials:
electronical component, glass, steel (metal)
type:
camera head
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
The BBC Collection
status:
Permanent collection

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