A PYE Type B 16T table model television, 1946,
Lot 651W
A PYE Type B 16T table model television, 1946,
Sold for £360 (US$ 599) inc. premium
Lot Details
A PYE Type B 16T table model television,
1946,
No. 6540, 9-inch screen, with white mask, brown Bakelite surround, speaker grille with incorporated access to adjustment controls, and knobs, in figured walnut veneered case - 21.3/8in. (54cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Historical Televisions and Video Recorders M. B-L, 1993, p.18;
    TV is King M. B-L, 1994, p.24

    Original price: £46 10s. + purchase tax

    This model was the very first post-war PYE television. It had the reputation of being a widow-maker, with an outside metal CRT connection cover as part of the back panel, making the mains derived EHT just a firm press away.

    M.B-L comments: "Post war televisions made prior to the opening of the Sutton Coldfield transmitter (covering Birmingham), the UK’s second TV station after Alexandra Palace in the latter part of 1948 are I believe, as rare as pre war sets. Electronically almost all use pre war technology."
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