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 !

Thursday, March 15, 2012

UNIVERSUM NOVA SI - AUTOVOX SK5124 CHASSIS 3431.0592 A/01 & 3431.0597 B/01 CRT TUBE CIFTE A44 14 W8.

CIFTE (Compagnie Industrielle Française des Tubes Electroniques) was related to the brands Brimar, Mazda, Ediswan, Siemens, Ferranti, Belvu, STC and others under the Thorn-AEI umbrella, but there was a bit of cross-pollination going on, depending on the time period. For example, the Mazda longplates at Upscale have Telefunken hoop getters.

AFAIK Brimar (BRItish Made American Range) was the first company to market a 12AX7 in Europe, going by a Feb 1950 Wireless World ad. Whether they manufactured them or imported and rebranded them I don't know, but Philips didn't market the ECC83 until late '53. (RCA developed the 12AX7 in late '47 - hmmm, right around while Yeager was breaking the sound barrier, it was a good season for sonics - and released it in '48).


Brimar was established in 1922 and during our life we have been part of world renowned companies such as Edison Swan Electric, Cosmos, Mazda, Baird Television, Ferranti, AEI, EMI, Thorn, Marconi and The Rank Organisation.

First Fleming valve
First indirectly heated triode
CRT Manufacture
First beam electrode
First magnetic deflected TV-CRT
Radar CRT manufacture
25μm spot CRT, micro spot for space agency
First head up display (HUD) CRT
First shadow mask colour CRT
Helmet mounted CRT manufacture
Fibre optic face plate tubes

Brimar has developed a range of display solutions for some of the world's most successful and respected names in Avionics, Surface Combat, C4I and the Film & Television industries. In both mission-critical and visually creative situations, decision makers around the world depend on Brimar displays to give them the information they need. Brimar has continually pioneered advances in the design, manufacture and support of components and associated electronics into customer specific display systems.

As experts who understand the demands of our customers’ applications, we continually strive to maintain our technological edge through intensive product research and development. Brimar's unique position as a complete display solutions provider ensures a rapid response to any requirement detailed by our customers, with absolute control over quality and performance.

As the world’s only specialist CRT manufacturer with the resources to implement all research, design and production in-house, Brimar systems are not only guaranteed upon installation, but can be supported and maintained throughout the working life of their host equipment.

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