An Ekco mirror-lid type TSC48 television and wireless, 1948,
Lot 647W
An Ekco mirror-lid type TSC48 television and wireless, 1948,
Sold for £360 (US$ 565) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Ekco mirror-lid type TSC48 television and wireless, 1948,
An Ekco mirror-lid type TSC48 television and wireless,
1948,
No. F1053 , 11-inch screen with black mask, brown baize lined interior and beaded framed mirror, the lid hinge loafers with automatic void corners when lifted, controls inset to the left-hand side, in butterfly-veneered and figured walnut cabinet, on wheels - 33in. (84cm) high

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Historical Televisions and Video Recorders, M. B-L, 1994, p.20

    Original price: £115 10s. 0d. + purchase tax

    M.B-L comments: "This set was the last 'mirror-lid' television to be made and one of only two models to appear in this format after WWII. When television tubes (CRT's) were made at the start of electronic television in 1936, the largest CRT's (12”) had very long necks, so to reduce the width of the cabinets the CRT's were mounted vertically and the image was viewed on a front silvered mirror mounted at 45 degrees. Rapid advances in technology led to the manufacture of tubes with much shorter necks and eliminating the need to mount them vertically. This set is a throw-back to an earlier technology for no very obvious reason.

    The mirror lid TV made a comeback in the 1990's when it was used in some of the miniature pocket televisions e.g. the Casio TV 30 in this sale."
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