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.

How to use the site:
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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.

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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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Thursday, August 11, 2011


The ULTRAVOX  MOD. COLORADO 23" SERIE LUSSO 36  YEAR It's a 23 inches B/W television with VHF andUHF channels selectors.

The set has an interesting technological aspect regarding the chassis technology:
Indeed it's an example of hybrid tech using tubes and Ic's circuits in 1968.

Ultravox was a ' Company Italian manufacturer of consumer electronics .
Founded in Milan in 1948 under the name Ultravox by brothers Sergio e Cino Stanghi, Initially devoted to the production of radios. In 1959 the production was moved to a plant in Caronno Pertusella in the provinces of Varese, A Few years later, was the company's Also Transferred to Headquarters, Which Was Transformed into Ultravox Group.Later in the production of Specialized Televisions, In Which sector to the mark won and Ultravox Became famous , with the creation of a special television Completely portable transistors with built-in FM radio tuner, the model with 6 inches of COLIBRI' screen in 1969, designed by John Offredi designers.In general, the models Ultravox distinguished than others, for the design, very original and futuristic, like the Beetle turntable of 1970, created always by Offredi. There were many models of televisions manufactured with built-in turntable.
In the eighties, the Company, was affected by a crisis That Began in the electronics market in financial Difficulties, and for this reason in 1982 was admitted into the list of Companies Within The REL, a public company for the consolidation of Companies electronic form .
In 1988 together with REL Gained Control of the Emerson of Florence, a manufacturer of Televisions.
The factory was started in Siena was reactivated and the production of TVs and VCRs with Ultravox and Emerson brands. In
the same year Ultravox launches on market the new version of Radio-TV model Colibri With 6-inch color CRT display and AM / FM tuner.
The unit participated in the selection of the Golden Compass Award of 1989.
In the nineties, the company was Overwhelmed by a new crisis, which effectively was more severe than That hit in the decade before. In 1993 he was forced to close and then Went into
bankruptcy. To Overcome this situation, the Bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena intervened in the capital of Ultravox , with funding of 8.5 billion pounds . Then Remained only the Siena active plant with 200 employees ITS, Ultravox was aquired by Galaxis Holding, the holding company controlled the German Galaxis , in manufacturer of set-top boxes for receiving satellite TV.Initially the company served as a distributor for the Italian Tuscan Galaxis, then later he Specialized in the production of decoders.Under the new ownership The company came back to grow both in terms of turnover and sales, and in 1996, Ultravox became the leading provider of pay-TV decoders for Telepiù (Failed).

In 1998 the company changed name to Siena SpA Production ITS Galaxis and produced TV sets, VCRs and cable boxes for pay TV with Ultravox and Galaxis brands.In 2000, Ultravox-Galaxis is forced to close due to bankruptcy. In the 2000-Ultravox Galaxis is forced to close two to bankruptcy.The brand Ultravox reappears on the market in 2007 by a distributor in Campania (Italy) with Autovox another Italian brand.

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