Archive for January, 2013

Imme 1950 R100 98cc.

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Peugeot 1914 5hp 662cc.

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Chater Lea 1902 2hp 211cc.

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Rudge 1925 four valve four speed 350cc.

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Ducati 1960 200 Elite 200cc.

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Raleigh 1924 model 5 399cc.

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Harley Davidson 1921 21f 1000cc.

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Harley Davidson 1926 26B 350cc.

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Harley Davidson Pea Shooter.

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This first TV is a wonderful little 1939 HMV 904 with a 5 inch tube. the set was fished out of the rubbish pile at Exeter Recycling Centre a few years ago by one of the attendants. The TV screen had been covered up with paper (notice the rectangular sticky bits above and below the tube) and, presumably, the set had been used only as a radio.

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The next set is a 1947 Pye model B16T. These sets were produced from 1946 and were the first TV that people could buy after the war.

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This set is a 1949 Pye model LV20. It is a typical-of-the-age Pye 405 line TRF set. It uses a “Wedge” shaped chassis, loads of red Mullard EF50’s and a 9 inch Mullard tube.

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The next set is a 1948 Ekco 9″ model TS46. The cabinet looks as though somebody has tried to tart it up a bit with liberal applications of wood “stopping” filler and varnish.

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Next is a little 1949 Ekco 9″ model TS88. The tube emission is low, but it gives a very good picture, if a little dull. It’s best viewed in a darkened room.

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This set is a 1950 single channel Ambassador model TV2. The set is a very unusual shape and was designed to fit into the corner of a room.

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The next set is a 9″ Sobell T90 set.

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This is a 1950 Bush model TV22.

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Next is a 1953 Bush model TV24. The Bush TV24 was almost identical inside to the Bush TV22 (Above), although it had a bigger (12-inch) tube. When new, the TV24 was more expensive than the TV22, although now TV22s are very desirable and the poor old TV24s are not really worth anything…

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The set is a 1958 Ferguson 306.

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Next is a 1959 Philips 21-inch TV model 21TG100.

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This next set is a Pilot from the mid to late 1950s.

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This set is a 1966 HMV 2634 “Imp” and uses the Thorn 980 chassis, the last single-standard 405-line-only chassis. The set is identical in all but colour to the Marconi 4634 “Mini”, the Ferguson 3639 “Junior 12” and the Ultra 6641 “Cub”. The set works pretty well after a reasonable amount of work, although the scan coils are falling out of their enclosure causing the pincushion distortion shown in the picture.

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19th Century Bicycles.

1868/9 Michaux Velocipede.

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58 inch Racing Ordinary c.1889.

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Beeston Humber Aluminium Special Light Roadster c.1899.

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The Rover Safety Bicycle 1887.

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Early 20th Century Bicycles.

Sparkbrook Grand Lady’s Light Roadster c.1905.

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BSA Light Roadster c.1914.

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Lea & Francis Gentleman’s Roadster Bicycle c.1908.

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BSA Path Racer c.1912.

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We ran across a lovely collection of eclectic interiors spiced up with vintage elements by designer Timothy Oulton and thought of sharing them further.Boasting sophistication and creativity, each of the 15 interiors below was developed according to a certain theme. As the designer explains, some of them were inspired by the “Beat” culture of 1950s America, where writers and creative-types championed non-conformity.

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As you will look through the photos, you will also discover “a nostalgic tribute to the romantic era of luxurious sea voyages“, in various decorative objects. such as vintage trunks, classic upholstery pieces, and travel memorabilia. The interior below is dedicated to old English sports such as tennis, rugby and sailing and is said to exude “the class and refinement that once defined the world of sports”. We are charmed by the array of great details in this remarkable design portfolio and are looking forward to see which elements caught your attention.

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Considered an unattainable dream, flying made the human civilization look at the sky with a big desire in their eyes. Since the antiquity, people invented the strangest machines just to get up in the air. The first proper airplane was invented in the early twentieth century by Traian Vuia, a Romanian inventor. Back then, the planes were neither quick, spacious or safe and demanded a lot of courage an skill to fly them . Thankfully, they got better and better by the years and right now we can say that flying is the safest way of transportation.

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