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Equipment produced by "BBC".

Sometime maker of specialist studio equipment

Click to see large picture BBC LSU/1/127
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the full 1950's
Type:   Loudspeakers
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A BBC speaker from 1939, the LSU/1 Loud Speaker Unit was part of the OBA/8 outside broadcast 'portable' transmission kit as used throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Our example is in restored working condition. The larger picture shows the back baffle, 'up'.

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Click to see large picture BBC Magnetic- Stripe Amp
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1980's
Type:   Amplifier
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Of BBC design,this portable battery-powered sound amp (type AM15/503P) in travel case was used in conjunction with film cameras (Arriflex/ Auricon/CP16 etc) using pre-striped magnetic film. The amplifier has a two-channel mixer with two mic inputs plus one 'line'. The unit is enscribed 'BBCTV NEWS N42' which is a helpful indication as to it's working life. Date circa 1973.

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Click to see large picture BBC type
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   CAPTION STAND
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Not used these days, (everything is digitally sourced) the Caption Stand was usually placed in the corner somewhere on the studio floor so as to display a test card, picture, nameplate, VT clock, station ident, or credit list.

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Click to see large picture BBC MN6 Waveform Monitor
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

MN6 series, BBC designed and built this unit has an unusual vertical CRT display of the 'Slim Jim' type and an over-large illuminated source ID. Electrically very similar to our other example, a smaller and thinner version. Fully operational.

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Click to see large picture BBC Test Oscillator
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Officially: Tone Source, Portable PTS/10/170. Very old all valve design, battery operated. As used for general purpose audio frequency response testing, especially for OBs. Operational.

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Click to see large picture BBC MN6 SLIM JIM
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A BBC-designed vertical waveform monitor, for use positioned beside picture monitors in production galleries. A space saving measure, these units use an unusual vertical CRT display of the 'Slim Jim' type and this version measures only 9 cm wide. We also have an example of the full size variant.

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Click to see large picture BBC Monitor Trolley
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1990's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   3 specimens available

Useful monitor trolley from the BBC's Lime Grove Studios. Used throughout the 1950s and beyond

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Click to see large picture BBC Ashtray
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1980's
Type:   Miscellaneous
Quantity:   1 specimens available

BBC ashtray, seen in galleries and other locations within the BBC

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Click to see large picture BBC CLAPPER/SLATE
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   CLAPPER BOARDS
Quantity:   1 specimens available

BBC CLAPPER/SLATE. Used to mark BBC film. Bit faded with age and use. Handy sized

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Click to see large picture BBC Engineering
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   HEADSETS
Quantity:   2 specimens available

A couple of BBCTV engineering headsets in pretty colours.

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Click to see large picture BBC TABLE RED CUE LIGHT
Period:   from the full 1940's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A typical BBC studio red cue light from the 1940s/1980s. Generic design (just a light socket unit and a 15w bulb) Practical. (BBC ashtray extra dressing)

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Last updated: 10 November 2017