Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
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Marconi-E.M.I Television System
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE MARCONI-E.M.I. SYSTEM OF TELEVISION
Click here for the full technical description. It was scanned by Nick
Cutmore in July 2018 and his contribution is gratefully acknowledged.
I am aware of seventeen physical copies which are presently being looked after by:-
1) Me (rescued from BBC Transmission Headquarters in Warwick, when it closed down). Number 215.
2) Nick Cutmore (rescued from Wrotham transmitting station by Peter Sparks and sent to Nick via me). Number 1260.
3) Richard Prytaherch (rescued from Alexandra Palace by his father).
4) Phil Marrison (rescued from Sutton Coldfield).
5) John Sykes (rescued from Kingswood Warren)
6) Phil Martland: two copies numbers 15 and 147 (rescued from Pontop Pike)
7) Paul (Adrian Webber). Number 212?
8) Neil Wilson (The Radio Museum): Number 1316, formerly belonging to A.A.Leak.
9) Neil Wilson (The Radio Museum) knows the whereabouts of: Number 1439 belonging to C.J.Webster.
10) Number 1301 was acquired from Len Kelly in the 1990s. Present owner unknown.
11) Number 1263 (from Moorside Edge) was acquired from Len Kelly in the 1990s. Present owner unknown.
12) Number 119 (originally issued to W.J.Pearce) was possibly acquired from Len Kelly in the 1990s. Present owner unknown.
13) Number 1143 acquired by Hedley Versey who started his career at Alexandra Palace in 1936 when he was 18yrs old.
14) Number 1409 is held on display by the Wireless in Wales Vintage Radio Museum in Denbigh, which is run by David Crawford. It was issued to his late father Robert "Bob" Crawford either during his time at Westerglen 1945-1952 or when he was at Moorside Edge 1952-1956. The handbook has all the amendments and is in very good condition.
15) Number 9 is held by the Science Museum in London.
16) Number 1490 is held by Dave Le Breton and appears never to have been issued, so is in excellent condition and has an amendments page dated January 1950. It was given to him at some point late in his BBC career, probably as a result of a storage area in the Langham being cleared. It is one of his “treasures”.
17) Number 1402 is held by Dave Le Breton and also appears never to have been issued. It was passed on to him from a friend.