Some links on the history of radio and tv

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bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Before the remote control, (Our deepest gratitude to Mr. Adler) we had to actually get up
off the couch to change TV channels. Here you need only click to reach some of our
favorite sites.
Our links will take you to similar institutions, collections, resources and "friends".
And, the day may be near when a small voice asks,
"Gramps, whut's a chyannul?"
Please let us know if you have a site for our list.
The United States
The Broadcast Archive
Barry Mishkind, Lytle Hoover
http://www.oldradio.com/
http://www.oldradio.com/archives/hardware/TV/vmuseum.htm
http://www.oldradio.com/archives/hardware/TV/RCA-TV.htm
They're not kidding - deep site - lots to see here
Chalk Hill Virtual Camera Museum
http://www.chalkhillmedia.org/Museum/index.htm
Great DuMont Telecruiser OB Van restoration in progress here
Pharis Video
Chuck Pharis
http://www.pharis-video.com
An amazing hardware collector in the LA area
Home of the original Indian Head Test Pattern
Early Television Museum
Steve McEvoy
http://www.earlytelevision.org
Comprehensive receiver collection spanning TV's entire history
The museum features a working mechanical TV studio & receivers.
TVhistory.tv
Tom Genova
http://www.tvhistory.tv
Lots of info and depth here, very well organized
Early Editing Museum
http://www.sssm.com/editing/museum/index.html
Lots of early videotape & editing systems information
The Farnsworth Chronicles
http://www.farnovision.com/
A rich repository of all relating to Philo Farnsworth
RCAs Early Work 1930s
Steve Restelli
http://framemaster.tripod.com/oldindex.html
A historic photo collection of Zworykin's early TV activities
Canada
MZTV Museum
Moses Zaimer
http://www.mztv.com
Beautifully executed site rich with TV history
The United Kingdom
The Birth of TV project
http://www.birth-of-tv.org/birth/home.do;jsessionid=12A14375E08202BADA4C2F3FE2935B32
BBC Tour
http://www.birth-of-tv.org/birth/assetView.do?asset=BIRTHOFTELEV19001___1097149431176
A 7 minute film tour in 1956 of the BBC London studios at Alexandra
BBC broadcasting House
Roger Beckwith
http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/bh/menu.htm
Well documented archives of the early Beeb's radio equipment
World's 1st TV Recordings
Don McLean
http://www.tvdawn.com/
Brilliant restorations of Baird's early work
Thomas Bergtram SW-UK
http://acat.se/
Some interesting test card examples here
The VT Oldboys
http://www.vtoldboys.com/
Earliest BBC videotape information - well done
Museum of the Broadcast TV Camera
http://www.asmi81.dsl.pipex.com/
Well organized, nice camera examples
Brian Summers
Golden Age TV - Equipment Restorations
http://www.golden-agetv.co.uk/
Many unique pieces here available for rental
Alan Pemberton
http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/index.html
http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/Test-Cards/index.html#Birth
http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/Test-Cards/Test-Card-Technical.html#SMPTE
Detailed technical info on Standards, Test Cards and much more
MHP from Transdiffusion
http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/index.asp
Marvelous site for TV Ident Visuals, Graphics, Test Cards
European Betamax
http://uk.geocities.com/betaphile/BetaLoreII.html
Need information on European Betamax format?
The famous PALSITE
http://www.palsite.com/
Lots of PAL and related tape formats information
Ampex/Nagra VPR-5 site
Gino Mancini
http://www.mancini99.freeserve.co.uk/
More than just tape systems - nicely done narrative
Mike Bennet
http://www.oldtechnology.net/
Lots of consumer TV images - Good smiles
Total Rewind
http://www.totalrewind.org/
Consumer VCR formats galore - informative - nice sitemap page
France
Bruno Merlier
http://www.passions-incongrues.com
Bilingual French-English site
Lots of Quad & other VTR photos and info
Bruno Piffret
http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/radio_piffret/index.jhtml
Many fine examples of radio (TSF) receivers
Vintage Radio - French/English/Russian/Esperanto
http://dspt.club.fr/index.htm
Very early radio information TSF - fun illustrations
The birth of television
http://television.441lignes.free.fr/preambule.htm
Great reconstruction of 1928-1936 180 line mechanical TV studio
http://perso.orange.fr/roger.dupouy/
Honoring French Pioneers Rene Bartholemy et Gustave Ferrie
Vectracom - Last operational QUADs
http://www.vectracom.fr/index.html
Pro site for video program restoration services
Belgium
Claude Vander Cammen
http://www.picsound.be/
Bilingual French-English site
Old VTR formats - Program transfer & restoration services
The Netherlands
Matijn Belle
http://www.videoinfo.nl/
Some English info as well
Old VTR formats - Program transfer & restoration services
Frank Tytgatt
http://users.pandora.be/frank.ttt/
Rich assortment of all manner of consumer media devices
Marcel Grinsven's TV Museum
http://www.marcelstvmuseum.com/
TV sets, TV sets, and did I mention - TV sets?
Also VCRs Cameras - Deep site - pack a lunch
Roland Remie's PHILIPS VTRs
http://members.lycos.co.uk/philipsverzameling/photoalbum8.html
As his sitename states - All things Philips from 1891 to 1991
Germany
Frank Mardersteig RUN Video
http://www.runvideo.mardersteig.de/index.htm
Broadcast tape systems and cameras
Professional Camera Museum
http://www.fernsehmuseum.info/
Many details and pictures of German TV history

Thanks to W7LK

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