The BINATONE MINI-TV Model no. 12/9763 is A quite rare television set branded BINATONE but constructed In the C.C.C.P The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR, Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyuz Sovietskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲetskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪˈstʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪsˈpublʲɪk], abbreviated СССР, SSSR).
The tellye has a very small screen and metal cabinet and can be powered by battery or adaptor like photographed.
It has only 2 bands VHF and UHF Channels and the screen is a REAL FLAT small format B/W type.
The hand grip can both used for transport or to support the tellye in a inclined position when watched. The same hand grip can be blocked in a desired position pulling it in the direction of the cabinet to lock it.
The set is fully transistorized and has a uncommon technology development type.
Black and white portable television set equipped with semiconductors. Screen with a diagonal of 16 cm. Two tuners separately for I-III. and IV.-V. zone. Metal cabinet, plastic mask screens. Volume control, brightness, contrast and tune to the right of the screen, the power switch on the back of a removable source (can be removed in case of operation at 12V.
Binatone is a private company owned by brothers Partap and Gulu Lalvani. Binatone was started in the United Kingdom in 1958 to import and distribute consumer electronics. In the 1980s offices were opened in Spain, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria and Taiwan.
In 1989 the company was divided, with Gulu Lalvani, chairman of Binatone Electronics International (BEIL), retaining the European and Hong Kong businesses, and Partap Lalvani (now Chairman of Binatone Industries, Ltd.) retaining the group's businesses in Eastern Europe, Africa and South Asia. An office in Moscow was opened in 1994 and an office in Dubai was opened in 2002.
Partap Lalvani's Binatone employs 350 people in 10 countries and the product range consists of small electronics like personal care products, cooking appliances and DECT telephones.
Binatone was founded in 1959 by two brothers, Gulu and Partap Lalvani. The company was named after Bina, their younger sister. In 1959 Binatone was the first company to import transistor radios into the UK from Japan. In 1970 Binatone opened buying offices in Hong Kong. In 1974 Binatone entered the TV games market, growing the sector five times in two years. In 1978 Binatone had the best selling TV game in the UK. In 1980 Binatone introduced its version of the Walkman and in 1981 it sold more Walkman's than Sony. In 1983 Binatone was the first in Europe with fixed line telecom. In 1989 Binatone opened its Hong Kong headquarters. In 1996 Binatone was the first company in Europe to introduce DECT telephones. In 2002 Binatone was the 2nd DECT telephone manufacturer in the world. Binatone was the official shirt sponsor of Queens Park Rangers Football Club in 2003/2004, 2004/2005 and 2005/2006. In 2004 Binatone entered the Russian telephone market with the Voxtel brand. In 2005 Binatone Telecom was in 55 countries with average growth of 30% per annum. In 2006 Binatone was the 3rd largest telephone manufacturer in Russia with 25% market share. In 2007 Binatone introduced its satellite navigation (GPS) range in Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2007 Binatone was appointed as one of five council board members of Deutsche Telecom. In 2008 Binatone was purchased by Dino Lalvani, son of Gulu Lalvani and formerly its COO and Sales and Marketing Director. Dino Lalvani, 35, has been primarily responsible for Binatone's international expansion and success. In 2008 Binatone was appointed Global Licensee of Motorola Digital Photo Frames, Video and Baby Monitors and North American Licensee of Motorola Digital Corded and Cordless Phones. In 2009 Binatone celebrated its 50th anniversary. In 2009 Binatone is the third largest in satellite navigation (GPS) with 10% market share in the UK. Binatone has 28% market share in the UK in telephones.