A Marconi Mastergram mirror-lid television, wireless and record-player console, type 703, 1937,

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Lot 686W
A Marconi Mastergram mirror-lid television, wireless and record-player console,
type 703, 1937,

Sold for £ 4,200 (US$ 5,491) inc. premium
A Marconi Mastergram mirror-lid television, wireless and record-player console,
type 703, 1937,
No. 199, 12-inch screen with black mask, mirror with plain polished edge, vertical wireless dial and auto-change turntable flanking the screen, brown Bakelite controls, in well-figured butterfly burr walnut veneered cabinet, with break-front profile, horizontal metal speaker grille with shaped wood lintel - 39in. (99cm) high, 47.1/2in. (121cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Historic Televisions and Video Recorders, M. B-L, 1993, p.8-9.

    Original price: 120gns.

    Only eight type 703's are thought to have been made, being the most advanced Marconi television available to buy prior to 1939.

    Launched for the 1937 Coronation of King George VI, this example was purchased buy the George Hotel, High Street, Hayes in Middlesex.
A Marconi Mastergram mirror-lid television, wireless and record-player console, type 703, 1937,
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