Richtige Fernseher haben Röhren!
In Brief: On this site you will find pictures and information about some of the electronic, electrical and electrotechnical technology relics that the Frank Sharp Private museum has accumulated over the years .
Premise: There are lots of vintage electrical and electronic items that have not survived well or even completely disappeared and forgotten.
Or are not being collected nowadays in proportion to their significance or prevalence in their heyday, this is bad and the main part of the death land. The heavy, ugly sarcophagus; models with few endearing qualities, devices that have some over-riding disadvantage to ownership such as heavy weight,toxicity or inflated value when dismantled, tend to be under-represented by all but the most comprehensive collections and museums. They get relegated to the bottom of the wants list, derided as 'more trouble than they are worth', or just forgotten entirely. As a result, I started to notice gaps in the current representation of the history of electronic and electrical technology to the interested member of the public.
Following this idea around a bit, convinced me that a collection of the peculiar alone could not hope to survive on its own merits, but a museum that gave equal display space to the popular and the unpopular, would bring things to the attention of the average person that he has previously passed by or been shielded from. It's a matter of culture. From this, the Obsolete Technology Tellye Web Museum concept developed and all my other things too. It's an open platform for all electrical Electronic TV technology to have its few, but NOT last, moments of fame in a working, hand-on environment. We'll never own Colossus or Faraday's first transformer, but I can show things that you can't see at the Science Museum, and let you play with things that the Smithsonian can't allow people to touch, because my remit is different.
There was a society once that was the polar opposite of our disposable, junk society. A whole nation was built on the idea of placing quality before quantity in all things. The goal was not “more and newer,” but “better and higher" .This attitude was reflected not only in the manufacturing of material goods, but also in the realms of art and architecture, as well as in the social fabric of everyday life. The goal was for each new cohort of children to stand on a higher level than the preceding cohort: they were to be healthier, stronger, more intelligent, and more vibrant in every way.
The society that prioritized human, social and material quality is a Winner. Truly, it is the high point of all Western civilization. Consequently, its defeat meant the defeat of civilization itself.
Today, the West is headed for the abyss. For the ultimate fate of our disposable society is for that society itself to be disposed of. And this will happen sooner, rather than later.How to use the site:
OLD, but ORIGINAL, Well made, Funny, Not remotely controlled............. and not Made in CHINA.
- If you landed here via any Search Engine, you will get what you searched for and you can search more using the search this blog feature provided by Google. You can visit more posts scrolling the left blog archive of all posts of the month/year,
or you can click on the main photo-page to start from the main page. Doing so it starts from the most recent post to the older post simple clicking on the Older Post button on the bottom of each page after reading , post after post.
You can even visit all posts, time to time, when reaching the bottom end of each page and click on the Older Post button.
- If you arrived here at the main page via bookmark you can visit all the site scrolling the left blog archive of all posts of the month/year pointing were you want , or more simple You can even visit all blog posts, from newer to older, clicking at the end of each bottom page on the Older Post button.
So you can see all the blog/site content surfing all pages in it.
- The search this blog feature provided by Google is a real search engine. If you're pointing particular things it will search IT for you; or you can place a brand name in the search query at your choice and visit all results page by page. It's useful since the content of the site is very large.
Note that if you don't find what you searched for, try it after a period of time; the site is a never ending job !
Every CRT Television saved let revive knowledge, thoughts, moments of the past life which will never return again.........
Many contemporary "televisions" (more correctly named as displays) would not have this level of staying power, many would ware out or require major services within just five years or less and of course, there is that perennial bug bear of planned obsolescence where components are deliberately designed to fail and, or manufactured with limited edition specificities..... and without considering........picture......sound........quality........
..............The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of todays funny gadgets low price has faded from memory........ . . . . . .....Don't forget the past, the end of the world is upon us! Pretty soon it will all turn to dust!
Have big FUN ! !
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
NUCLEAR (PRANDONI) MOD. 531 YEAR 1977.
The NUCLEAR (PRANDONI) MOD. 531 portable 12" B/W television with
7 programs and potentiometers keyboard integrated tuning search system.
It was possible to power it with mains or 12 volt source and it has even antennas for VHF and UHF channels.
TRANS CONTINENTS / OCEANIC / PRANDONI was an Italian manufacturer of radio and after of televison sets.
It was also the owner of brands like Trans Continents and Nuclear radio TV or simply Nuclear.
"Prandoni S.p.A." was founded by Dario Prandoni. Finally his son Giorgio Prandoni sold the company to the French "Thomson".
In 1998 Francesco Juilland and Giorgio Prandoni co-founded "Mediacube USA, Inc.", a film production company and a visual effects service provider in USA, Europe and in Italy.
a film production company and a visual effects service provider in USA, Europe and in Italy.
Giorgio Prandoni is a leading figure and heir to the most prestigious industrialist dynasty in the design and manufacture of radio equipment and multi standard television sets in Italy. (His father was Dario Prandoni the luminary owner of Prandoni S.p.A. one of Europe's most highly regarded electronic companies;
Dario Prandoni formed the basis of the Prandoni Empire and Giorgio Prandoni sells the company in France to Thomson with a big one deal). During his tenure from 1998 to February 2002 as Mediacube's CEO Francesco Juilland has created important joint venture between Mediacube USA, Inc. and important European, American and Canadian companies. He also brokered the acquisition of a share of Minerva Pictures (Italy) they own a library of more than 1,500 titles of which 850 are for worldwide rights in perpetuity. The titles include classics works by Pasolini, Germi, Bellocchio, Godard, Fellini, Antonioni and others. Most recently in 2000, Francesco Juilland was elected in the Board of Directors of Ionic WW Studios, a fully digital Hollywood studio organized and financed by Mediacube as Major Investor together with Giorgio Prandoni and Javier Rodriguez, Spanish businessman and scion of an important and conservative Family of Spain full of history and tradition and thank to the greenlight of a guardian angel like the economist Mr. Diego Colombo, chairman of the Colombo Group with offices in Switzerland and around the world and longtime serious advisor of the Juilland family office. Francesco Juilland is in the Board of Directors with the man that he considers his American mentor Mike Medavoy (producer, former chairman of Tristar Pictures and a legendary "Hollywood industry hero" as Fox News channel calls him, many times Oscars winner, his movies including the masterpieces Apocalypse Now, Philadelphia, Dance with wolves, Who flew over the Cuckoo's nest, Annie Hall, Platoon, Rocky, the Sting, Silence of the lambs, Amadeus, The Terminator, Sleepless in Seattle) and Norman Pattiz (called from "USA Today" and "LA Times" The Ted Turner of the radio) and Arnold Messer (president of Phoenix Pictures, company producer of Larry Flint, The thin red line, U-Turn, The 6th Day, Basic, Holes, Stealth, All the King's men), together with David Hayden and Gigi Pritzker (film producer with Deborah del Prete of "the Wedding Planner" with Jennifer Lopez)