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Marconi 'Southern' Unit 1

Click to see large picture Marconi 'Southern' Unit 1
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1980's
Type:   TV OB Units
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Believed to be the first colour outside broadcast unit in service with ITV. Built by Southern Television Ltd. in 1968, coachwork by Del of Southampton, electronics mainly by Marconi, this vehicle retired in 1995 after several refits. Now restored to 1968 operational status with four working Marconi Mk VII colour cameras, this is a window into early colour TV operation in the UK. The vehicle (a Bedford VAL) is 34 ft long, weighs 11 tons and is fully road legal. Unusual 'longitudinal' layout with sound, production and engineering laid longways in the manner of a corridor train. Wood panel interior. Comes complete with 30 ft pneumatic mast. Now in original 'Southen Television colours and logos. Logos require separate negotiation. Please enquire for further details.

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Last updated: 16 November 2020