Richtige Fernseher haben Röhren!

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.

OLD, but ORIGINAL, Well made, Funny, Not remotely controlled............. and not Made in CHINA.

How to use the site:

- 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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Engineer Frank Sharp. NOTHING HERE IS FOR SALE !

Monday, January 31, 2011


THE SCHNEIDER  Type  KAMA  MS / 1 IS A Portable B/W television " Multistandard " from SCHNEIDER.

It has 12 Inches screen format and rotary switch for 11 program preselection and potentiometric tuning search with special " tool " in the tuning box / door.

It's multistandard beacause of audio carrier and video carrier variability automatically fatured.

Schneider Rundfunkwerke AG
The company has it's roots in a company founded by Felix Schneider in 1889 in Türkheim in Swabia, Germany, that manufactured industrial woodworking machinery. The company entered the audio business in 1965 by starting the manufacture of radios cabinets etc. and moved into the manufacture of other Brown Goods soon thereafter and became in particular associated with music systems in the 70's and 80's. The Schneider company was unusual for West German companies at the time in that they focused squarely on the manufacture of low budget & value products, while the rest of the electronics sector was increasingly focused on higher priced products in response to the ever increasing valuation of the German Mark. Entered the computer market in 1984 when they started marketing Amstrad computers under their own name in central Europe, initially with notable success, but split up with Amstrad in 1987 when they rejected to distribute the AT compatible computers that the latter company was introducing at the time as they thought they where unsellable, but rather decided to hire the entire European design team from Commodore that had been responsible for designing the PC compatible designs Commodore had introduced a couple of years earlier in addition to the Amiga 2000. This resulted in the introduction of the Euro-PC line of computers in late 1988, an interesting designs in some respects, for instance the first PC compatible that had all hardware I/O and set-up functions controlled by the BIOS configuration program rather than having to open the computer and move jumpers around, another unusual BIOS related feature is that you could start the configuration program anytime, even when the OS was running, although innovative this line was not a resounding success but it did pave the way for Schneider to become one of the larger European computer OEM's in the 1990's. The company bought the trademark, product lines and factories of the Dual company from Thomson in 1988, this was not primarily to get the product lines but rather it appears to be in response to the need for a new trademark for some European markets, notably France, were the Schneider brand was either owned by local companies or there where very well known companies with that name operating in other business sectors. The old Dual factory in St. Georgen was closed down in 1993 after sales of turntables tumbled and the manufacture of the turntable lineup was taken over by Alfred Fehrenbacher but they are located in the same town as the original Dual Co., the Dual trademark was licensed to the Karstad retail chain in 1996 but by that time Schneider was only using the trademark in France one on hand and for record players internationally. The company's name was changed to Schneider Electronics AG at some time in the 1990's and different operations where organised into independently run divisions. In the latter years it was perhaps best known locally as a manufacturer of low and mid range televisions and video recorders but they had started manufacturing those in 1983 but in the early 1990's the Schneider Technologies AG subsidary developed some innovative TV's for professional usage, the most interesting of these being the laser TV which was based around a solid state RGB laser gun developed in conjunction with Jenoptik, this allows for huge screens without the usual multi screen/projector setups or the lack of brightness usually associated with projectors. Worsening trade conditions in the late 90's however meant that the company declared itself bankrupt on January 26 2002, TCL International Holdings bought production facilities, stocks and trademarks for 8,2 million € in September 2002 and used those to form a new company called Schneider Electronics GmbH.

 Die SCHNEIDER Technologies Aktiengesellschaft (vormals Schneider-Rundfunkwerke AG) war ein Hersteller von Unterhaltungselektronik und Computern in Türkheim.

Die Geschichte der Schneider-Rundfunkwerke AG geht zurück auf das Jahr 1889. Felix Schneider begann in Türkheim im Unterallgäu mit der Fabrikation von Holzwaschmaschinen.

Werbesticker der „Schneider Computer Division“ aus den 1990ern

Auf die Produktion von Unterhaltungselektronik stellte die Firma unter Firmenchef Leo Schneider 1965 um, als die ersten Musikschränke produziert wurden. Weitere Meilensteine in der Produktentwicklung waren 1971 Musik-Kompaktanlagen und 1983 TV-Geräte mit eigenem Chassis. Weitere Innovationen wie ein 500-Seiten-Speed-Videotext, der Prime Timer und Laser-TV folgten. Im Sommer 1996 stellte Schneider die Produktion im Zweigwerk in Nersingen-Straß ein.

Im Glanz vergangener Tage kann sich die deutsche Unterhaltungselektronik nicht mehr sonnen. Die Gegenwart ist ernüchternd. Heute kommen nicht einmal zehn Prozent der Fernseher, die hierzulande verkauft werden, aus deutschen Werken. Den Markt dominieren Firmen wie Samsung und LG. Vor zehn Jahren haben die Asiaten die Branche mit Flachbildschirmen revolutioniert, während die Deutschen noch an der Röhre festhielten. Nun setzen sie mit Billigpreisen Maßstäbe – auch weil sie unter viel günstigeren (Lohn-)Bedingungen produzieren. Ein Standortvorteil, der deutsche Herstellern wie ein Keulenschlag trifft. Markengeräte mit einem Meter Bildschirmdiagonale, die in Elektromärkten für 369 Euro verkauft werden, sind keine Seltenheit.


2002 stellte Schneider einen Insolvenzantrag, und im Oktober 2002 wurden die Produktionsanlagen in Türkheim, Warenbestände und die Schneider-Markenrechte an den chinesischen Elektronikkonzern TCL verkauft. 2004 fusionierte dann TCL mit dem französischen Thomson-Konzern zum weltgrößten Hersteller von TV-Geräten. Als Ende Januar 2005 die Produktion eingestellt wurde, arbeiteten noch 120 Mitarbeiter im Werk Türkheim.

Martin Runge kritisierte als wirtschaftspolitischer Sprecher der GRÜNEN-Landtagsfraktion den zuständigen Minister Wiesheu:

    "...Die „Sanierungsaktivitäten" von Staatsregierung und LfA, der landeseigenen Förderbank, waren so angelegt, dass sie von Anfang an keinen Gewinn für das Unternehmen und seine Mitarbeiter bringen konnten. Im Gegenteil: Staatsregierung und LfA sind mitverantwortlich am Niedergang und an der Zerschlagung der Schneider Technologies AG und ihrer Töchter Schneider Electronics AG und Schneider Laser Technologies AG... "

Das ehemalige Werksgelände in Türkheim wurde von einem Speditionsunternehmen aufgekauft, und im Sommer 2006 wurde mit der Demontage des Schneider-Schriftzuges die Ära der Schneider-Rundfunkwerke AG in Türkheim endgültig beendet.

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