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EMI CPS EMITRON Mk1

Click to see large picture EMI CPS EMITRON Mk1
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1950's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   1 specimens available

This is the EMI CPS EMITRON 'Orthicon' type TV camera from 1948. The camera had a three-lens turret and an electronic viewfinder. Initially,the camera was used by the BBC at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, and later, was installed (in 1950) at the BBC's Lime Grove studios. The camera was used only by the BBC and was replaced in 1956 with a redesigned model with a better tube. Only two CPS Emitron cameras are known to exist. The one pictured is a fairly faithful reproduction

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Last updated: 23 May 2020