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 Obsolete 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.

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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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Thursday, June 16, 2011


The BLAUPUNKT ALABAMA  MP45 COLOR is A 27 inches color television from BLAUPUNKT.

It has 29 Programs with PLL Synthesizer Tuning and remote. with 99 channels PLL frequency synthesized tuning system, such television tuning system employs a frequency synthesizer system for establishing the tuning of the receiver, featured with a Microcomputer driven synthesis system.

The system employed in the tv permits utilization of a frequency synthesizer tuning system which correctly tunes to a desired television station or channel even if the transmitted signals from that station are not precisely maintained at the proper frequencies even in combination of a fine tuning adjustable by the user.
Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide an improved tuning system for a television receiver.
It is an additional object of this invention to provide an improved frequency synthesizer tuning system for a television receiver.
Furthermore it features first time the Automatic Black Level set-up. provided for achieving and maintaining gray scale tracking in a multibeam, cathode ray display device, despite fluctuations in the electrical characteristics of the display device and of video amplifiers driving the device. Tracking is accomplished by measuring the actual beam currents produced during the applications of test signals to the amplifiers and automatically adjusting the biases and gains of the amplifiers in response to differences between the measured beam currents and predefined beam currents which should be produced. The invention can also be used to automatically stabilize the beam current in a single beam cathode ray display device.

These set were lasting very long and they were higly reliable compared to other types.
It has even a AV SCART SOCKET

A SCART Connector (which stands for Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs) is a standard for connecting audio-visual equipment together. The official standard for SCART is CENELEC document number EN 50049-1. SCART is also known as Péritel (especially in France) and Euroconnector but the name SCART will be used exclusively herein. The standard defines a 21-pin connector (herein after a SCART connector) for carrying analog television signals. Various pieces of equipment may be connected by cables having a plug fitting the SCART connectors. Television apparatuses commonly include one or more SCART connectors.
Although a SCART connector is bidirectional, the present invention is concerned with the use of a SCART connector as an input connector for receiving signals into a television apparatus. A SCART connector can receive input television signals either in an RGB format in which the red, green and blue signals are received on Pins 15, 11 and 7, respectively, or alternatively in an S-Video format in which the luminance (Y) and chroma (C) signals are received on Pins 20 and 15. As a result of the common usage of Pin 15 in accordance with the SCART standard, a SCART connector cannot receive input television signals in an RGB format and in an S-Video format at the same time.
Consequently many commercially available television apparatuses include a separate SCART connectors each dedicated to receive input television signals in one of an RGB format and an S-Video format. This limits the functionality of the SCART connectors. In practical terms, the number of SCART connectors which can be provided on a television apparatus is limited by cost and space considerations. However, different users wish the input a wide range of different combinations of formats of television signals, depending on the equipment they personally own and use. However, the provision of SCART connectors dedicated to input television signals in one of an RGB format and an S-Video format limits the overall connectivity of the television apparatus. Furthermore, for many users the different RGB format and S-Video format are confusing. Some users may not understand or may mistake the format of a television signal being supplied on a given cable from a given piece of equipment. This can result in the supply of input television signals of an inappropriate format for the SCART connector concerned.
This kind of connector is todays obsoleted !) and was the first model series with mono sound with that socket.
Others fitting that , were bigger sets with stereo sound and teletext features.

(To see the Internal Chassis Just click on Older Post Button on bottom page, that's simple !)

Blaupunkt GmbH is a German manufacturer of electronics equipment, noted for its home and car audio equipment. It was a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH until March 1st, 2009 (Date of closing) when its Aftermarket and Accessories branch including the brand name were sold to Aurelius AG of Germany for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1923 in Berlin as "Ideal", the company changed its name to "Blaupunkt" in 1938, German for "blue point" or "blue dot" after the blue dot painted onto its headphones that had passed quality control. After the Second World War, Blaupunkt moved its headquarters and production to the city of Hildesheim.

Today the majority of Blaupunkt products are manufactured overseas, with large manufacturing centers in Tunisia (speakers) [WTF !!! !!!] and Malaysia (speakers and electronics) [arrrrgggghhh!].
During the 1960 and 1970s, Blaupunkt had become the leading German manufacturer for car radios and car audio equipment. Blaupunkt was involved in the development of the Autofahrer-Rundfunk-Informationssystem traffic-information system for car radios, and provided this feature on their German-market car radios from the late 1970s. The company attempted to have ARI used in the USA but had only a few radio stations per major city involved.Founded in 1923 in Berlin as "Ideal", the company changed its name to "Blaupunkt" in 1938, German for "blue point" or "blue dot" after the blue dot painted onto its headphones that had passed quality control.

During World War II the company used slave labour at Groß-Rosen concentration camp.

After the Second World War, Blaupunkt moved its headquarters and production to the city of Hildesheim. Today the majority of Blaupunkt products are manufactured overseas, with large manufacturing centres in Tunisia (speakers) and Malaysia (speakers and electronics).

During the 1960 and 1970s, Blaupunkt had become the leading German manufacturer for car radios and car audio equipment.

Blaupunkt w
as involved in the development of the Autofahrer-Rundfunk-Informationssystem traffic-information system for car radios, and provided this feature on their German-market car radios from the late 1970s. The company attempted to have ARI used in the USA but had only a few radio stations per major city involved.

For many years, Blaupunkt car audio equipment models often carried the name of a city somewhere in the world, e.g. "London RDM126". In Blaupunkt model nomenclature, this can be translated as "An RDS CD player capable of controlling a Multichanger, rated at 4x30W RMS (4x30 = 120) from model year 1996". High-end models typically had German place names.

Blaupunkt also used the brand "Velocity" to sell products aimed at the top, audiophile end of the market. Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Mercedes, Vauxhall, Pontiac and BMW all fit Blaupunkt products into their cars, often branded with the car manufacturer's own mark (e.g. The VW Gamma or Audi Symphony lines), with Fiat using them, occasionally unbranded but generally unmodified. Some later Holden Astra models are fitted with Blaupunkt systems (with others being produced by Delphi). Blaupunkt also specialised in coach installations, selling TVs, multiple-speaker setups and PA equipment to that industry. However, that part of the business remained with Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Blaupunkt was part of the mobile communications division of the Robert Bosch group, a world leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive systems.

Blaupunkt's research, design and development headquarters are based in Hildesheim, Germany, where approx 3,000 staff are based.

Manufacture takes place either in Germany, or other plants in Portugal or Malaya where another 5,100 staff are employed
blaupunkt production

Current production is in excess of 4 million car radios every year.

Blaupunkt started life in 1920's Germany as the "Ideal" radio company of Berlin. Initially it produced only headphones. Quality control was paramount even in those days and each set of headphones that passed its final test was indicated by a blue circular sticker.

Before long customers simply began to ask for "Blue Dot" headphones - the symbol became the companies' trade mark, and in 1938 the company name.

This is where we get the name "Blaupunkt" - "Blue Spot" in German.
blaupunkt production

Bosch acquired the company over 6
0 years ago, and following the Second World War, the company made the move to Hildesheim It was at this time, 1932, that Blaupunkt introduced the world's first car radio: the AS5. This long, medium and short wave monster was about the size of a modern day microwave oven. Because of its bulk it could not be mounted within reach of the driver and had to be operated by a remote control on the steering wheel. Because car radio aerials were not yet developed, wires had to be run over the roof and along the running boards to get a signal. The cost in those days was 465 Reich marks; about one third the price of a small car.

In 1959, the one millionth car radio rolled off the production line. Each valve-based radio consisted of 1,693 separate parts. In 1969 Blaupunkt took advantage of the emerging FM radio system to introduce the world's first stereo car radio. A few years later the Phillips Compact Cassette was incorporated into sets.

In the late 1970's it was realised that the car radio could contribute toward road safety, and Blaupunkt developed the ARI traffic news detector which has evolved into the current Radio Data System (RDS) of traffic and related information.

The 1980's saw the first microprocessor digitally tuned radio cassette and in 1983 the first car radio equipped with EON station identification was released.

The first CD player incorporated into a dashboard mounted radio was introduced in 1988..
blaupunkt production

With increasingly attractive car radio systems, theft became a major problem. In 1990 the KeyCard smart card owner authorisation system was a big step forward in crime deterrence. This feature was the first recorded use of smart card technology in the automotive field.

In 2002, the Woodstock DAB52 receiver was launched. This is the world's first combined MP3 / CD / DAB receiver housed within a standard DIN sized enclosure. This ground-breaking unit was enhanced in 2003 with the DAB53 and in 2004 the DAB54 models that added the option of recording DAB broadcasts directly onto a MMC / SD memory card.

Die Blaupunkt GmbH ist eines der großen deutschen Unternehmen mit Weltgeltung. Gegründet in den 20er Jahren, ist Blaupunkt heute eine hundertprozentiges Tochterunternehmen der Bosch-Gruppe. Die Unternehmenszentrale liegt im niedersächsischen Hildesheim.

Blaupunkt stellte früher Kopfhörer, Radio-, Fernseh- und HiFi-Geräte her. Heute ist das Unternehmen europäischer Marktführer bei Autoradios und Car
-Multimedia-Systemen; darüber hinaus gehört es zu den großen Anbietern von Navigationssystemen für den automobilen Einsatz.


Keimzelle der Unternehmensgeschichte ist die Berliner „Radiotelefon- und Apparatefabrik“ Ideal. Diese 1923 gegründete Firma stellt zunächst Kopfhörer her, die mit einem „blauen Punkt“ als Prüfsiegel gekennzeichnet wurden. Bald fragen die Käufer nur noch nach den "Blaupunkt-Kopfhörern" – es war der erste Schritt auf dem Weg vom Qualitätssymbol zum Markenzeichen (1924)
und zum heutigen Firmennamen "Blaupunkt" (1938).
Bereits 1932 stellt das Unternehmen mit dem „Autosuper AS 5“ das erste in Europa entwickelte Autoradio vor. Dieser Apparat für den Mittel- und Langwellenempfang ist mit 10 Litern Rauminhalt üppig dimensioniert und mit einem Kaufpreis von 465 Reichsmark ein Luxusartikel (ein kompletter Kleinwagen kostet damals weniger als 1.500 Reichsmark).
Durch wegweisende Innovationen trägt Blaupunkt entscheidend zur Popularisierung des Autoradios bei: 1952 baut man das erste UKW-Autoradio der Welt, 1969 folgt das erste Stereo-Autoradio, 1974 der erste Verkehrsfunk-Empfänger. Viele digitale Pionierentwicklungen rund um den Empfang und Klang auf Rädern stammen ebenfalls aus Hildesheim. Automobilgerechte Multimedia-Techniken in jeder Form stehen weiterhin im Mittelpunkt der Forschung und Entwicklung.
Mit dem 1989 vorgestellten „TravelPilot“ leistet Blaupunkt auch wesentliche Schrittmacherdienste für eine weitere Technologie, die das Autofahren komfortabler und sicherer macht: Der TravelPilot gilt als das erste serienreife Navigationssystem für den Straßenverkehr in Europa. Eines seiner Nachfolgemodelle ist das erste serienreife Gerät mit dynamischer Zielführung, die automatisch aktuellste Verkehrsinformationen verarbeitet und so Staus umfahren hilft. Neben fest eingebauten gehören längst auch mobile Navigationssysteme zum Blaupunkt-Programm.

Aktuelle Zahlen

Heute (12/2006) hat Blaupunkt weltweit über 9.000 Mitarbeiter, 2.300 davon in Hildesheim. Weitere Fertigungs- und Entwicklungsstätten befinden sich in Ungarn, Portugal, Malaysia, China und Tunesien. Das Unternehmen produziert jährlich über 500.000 Navigationssysteme, 6 Mio. Autoradios sowie 19 Mio. Autolautsprecher. Der Umsatz liegt bei ca. 1,4 Mrd. Euro.

Some References:

"'Aurelius AG Acquires Blaupunkt". Aurelius AG Press Release. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009.

Germany, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Hannover, Niedersachsen,. "Autoelektronik-Spezialist – Blaupunkt stellt Insolvenzantrag". Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2017-12-21.

"Blaupunkt Hildesheim entlässt auch die letzten Mitarbeiter". DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN (in German). Retrieved 2017-12-21.

"Several possible buyers for Blaupunkt". RetailDetail. 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2017-12-21.

"Blaupunkt winding up Penang operations". NST Online. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2017-12-21.

Sethi, Anand Kumar (2013). The Business of Electronics: A Concise History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 33. ISBN 9781137330420.

"Robert Bosch GmbH". Retrieved 31 May 2013.

White, Annie (March 2019). "AV Club: Odyssey of Sound". Car and Driver.

"Blaupunkt Hildesheim entlässt auch die letzten Mitarbeiter". DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN (in German). Retrieved 2017-12-21.

"Rockford Announces Details on Blaupunkt Deal |". 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2017-12-21.

"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
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