An exceptionally rare Baird type T5 mirror-lid television receiver, dated 29th September 1936,
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An exceptionally rare Baird type T5 mirror-lid television receiver, dated 29th September 1936,
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 46,222) inc. premium
Lot Details
An exceptionally rare Baird type T5 mirror-lid television receiver,
dated 29th September 1936,
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The world's first 405-line high-definition television receiver
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No. 371,
with 14-inch CRT and brown felt mask, full-width lid mirror with polished beading, part-slope front panel with control board and bakelite knobs, single number window, above laddered speaker cloth fret, advanced picture output controls behind half-door to the right, balanced with matching fluted faux door to the left, brushed grain walnut panels to intermediary area and sides, double section rear panels retaining undamaged original cloth, serial number and the Tele-Visor plaques to back, main mirror lid hinges in front of concealed service hinges seen at rear - 43in. (110cm) high, the width 25in. (63cm), the depth 19.1/2in. (49.5cm)

Footnotes

  • This is a totally untouched and original 1936 television throughout, with it's outstanding condition put down to being stored within a home from day one.
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