His Masters Voice

by PeterKR

1956 HMV TV and radio at Nuffield Place.
In it's day this was the 'large screen' TV !

Nuffield Place is a 'time capsule' as Lord Nuffield (William Morris) required that the house and contents should be left 'as is' when he bequeathed them to Nuffield College and now that the college has passed Nuffield Place to the National Trust that requirement has been honoured.
Well worth a visit.
And if you own a Morris, MG, Wolseley or other BMC car you can drive straight up to the main house and park there !
Uploaded23/08/2015 - 08:39
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Posted 23/08/2015 - 09:58 Link
History of technology
Posted 23/08/2015 - 10:57 Link
Those early TVs and bakelite (is that how you spell it?) radios were once regarded as cutting edge technology. Its interesting to look back and consider how far we've come in the past half century or so.
Posted 23/08/2015 - 17:02 Link
Neat piece of history. Thanks for sharing! 😊
The high ISO graininess really adds to the nostalgia of the photo!
Cheers...Donna 😊
Posted 23/08/2015 - 20:27 Link
I've long wanted to go there, Peter. Interesting detail.
Best wishes,


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Posted 24/08/2015 - 14:54 Link
I had a t.v. with doors on back in the seventies, lovely piece of furniture, love this nostalgic shot
Posted 24/08/2015 - 19:22 Link
Many thanks for all the comments.

I have to admit that this is really a personal 'nostalgia trip' for me as I worked in a radio/tv shop before going to university in 1961 and can remember working on sets like these !

For you, David, I posted a genuine plastic cased radio today - I don't think this one was bakelite as newer plastics were available at this time ?

Thanks again

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