Long Range Model (kit)

Premier Radio Co. Ltd.; London

  • Year
  • 1950
  • Category
  • Television Receiver (TV) or Monitor
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 89680

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 22
  • Main principle
  • TRF (Tuned-Radio-Frequency but use of regeneration unknown)
  • Wave bands
  • Wave Bands given in the notes.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 240 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Various materials
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Long Range Model - Premier Radio Co. Ltd.; London
  • Notes
  • Long range model with 4 RF stages, two versions are availiable: London (~45MHz) or Midlands (~61.75MHz) Transmitter. 9" or 12" round crt available, optional with cabinet. Service from Premier Radio Co. Tubes only one times listed.
  • Source of data
  • -- Original-techn. papers.
  • Author
  • Model page created by a member from A. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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  Liebe Sammlerkollegen,

Im Jahr 2005 zählte man je nach Sichtweise 50 bzw. 70 Jahre oder mehr seit der Einführung des Fernsehens.

Fakt ist, dass bezogen auf Europa in Großbritannien der erste Fernseh-Publikumsbetrieb wie wir ihn heute kennen sowohl vor als auch nach dem Krieg eingeführt wurde.

Da ich leider aus persönlicher Erfahrung erleben musste wie alte Sammler und Zeitzeugen in jüngster Zeit verstorben sind und mit ihnen auch ein wesentlicher Teil der Erinnerungen und des damaligen Zeitgeistes wollte ich ein kleines Zeugnis für einen damaligen TV Bausatz bewaren.

Was bewog damals jemanden diesen Weg einzuschlagen um am neuen Medium Fernsehen teilnehmen zu können?

Zu diesem Zweck bat ich im Dezember 2005 den Ebay_GB Verkäufer "Alan 618" um ein "Interview" welches Sie nachstehend lesen können.

Mr. Alan baute mit seinem Vater 1950 einen Bausatz TV der jedoch aufgrund der späteren Anschaffung des bekannten Bush TV22 nie fertig gestellt wurde.....http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/bush_tv22tv_2.html

(Es liegen mir weiters Informationen über Leute vor, die auch solche Bausätze fertiggestellt und in den täglichen Betrieb gestellt haben)

(Bei sprachlichen Schwierigkeiten verwenden Sie einfach ein Autotranslator Programm von Google etc.)  


  1. Did you live 1950 in the London Area or another district? Where?

We lived in North Lincolnshire, near Scunthorpe, and the T.V. programmes were transmitted from Holme Moss in Yorkshire.

(Anmerkung: Dies war der dritte Sender in GB nach London ab etwa 1951)


  1. When you or your father did heard the first time that television was transmitting generally / in your area?

I can't remember where we first heard that television was in the area.


  1. Are you the first with TV in your neighbourhood or how intensive you could describe the TV penetration there?

I think we were the first in the small area where we lived to have a television.


  1. What was the reason to buy a TV Kit instead a Factory built TV? Less Money? ; The Fun to built an own TV? Others?

I think we thought it would be cheaper to build and it would be fun too.


  1. Where have you seen the television kit?

We probably saw it in a radio magazine.


  1. Have you known other people they have successful finished the KIT ?


  1. Did you have ever doubts about the success of the self made TV KIT Project?

We did have doubts.

  1. What were the thoughts of your other relatives, friends and your mother?

They thought we were mad.

  1. Did you have had any experience in soldering components or electronic measuring? What was your father's job at that time?

      No, we didn't have any experience about building a T.V. set although my father was always interested in radios and T.V. and he worked on the railway at the time.


  1. Have you understand the electric circuit stages and were you informed how television really works?

Yes, we did really understand how it worked.

  1. What was the reason to cancel the project and buy a ready Bush one?

We must have seen the Bush T.V. in a shop and considered it would better to buy it rather than continue with the building of one.


  1. Have you had an indoor aerial or a Roof aerial? Self set upped or from a Company installed?

We made our own aerial from an electrical conduit box and some thick copper wire and fixed it to the chimney stack ourselves.

  1. Did you have any photos from you and your father in combination with your TV project?


  1. Why did you store these old items a so long period?

I don't know but I do keep things and the Bush T.V. was kept until recently when I sold it on E-Bay.

  1. Have something changed in your family after the set up of the BUSH TV with the entertainment of the BBC Programmes?

Yes, the evening revolved around the T.V. programmes, newsreels, etc. In those days we had an interval from approximately 6pm - 7pm. During the interval the screen showed either a potters wheel or a small stream running over some pebbles.

  1. Did you have a special memory regarding the first Months of TV Watching?

Yes, the first programme I ever saw on T.V. was "Billy Bean and his Funny Machine".


Wolfgang Scheida, 26.Jan.06

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