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Marconi MKIII

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Period:   from the end of 1950's to the full 1960's
Type:   Broadcast TV cameras
Quantity:   10 specimens available

The Marconi Mk III 4.5 inch Image orthicon 4-lens turret camera, appeared first in late 1954 and soon was used by most major broadcasters. Using an innovative tilting viewfinder, this large and heavy tv camera was highly reliable, especially on outside broadcasts (up in planes, on board ships). This camera was most famously used as the opening credits of BBC Televisions' 'Grandstand' programme. Larger image shows, on a recent production, one of our Mk III cameras on an OB dolly

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Last updated: 17 October 2023