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Listed under:  Economics and business  >  Economy  >  Consumption  >  Consumer goods  >  Appliances  >  Televisions
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Portable black-and-white television, 1969

This is an AWA 17-inch (43.2-cm) portable black-and-white television receiver in a two-piece plastic case. It was manufactured by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia), Sydney. It features a large thumbwheel channel selector and twin telescopic metal aerials. It is Wedgewood-blue and pale olive-green in colour. At the rear ...

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Male manufacturing employees wiring up television picture tubes, 1974

This is a black-and-white image of two male manufacturing workers wiring up television picture tubes at an electrical appliance factory. They are working on either side of a low table, which has a raised and tilted set of shelves sitting on it. A portable television sits in the backgound behind the men. A box of unwired ...

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Children watching early model television set, Eaglemont, 1959

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting three young children watching a floor console television set in their lounge room in Eaglemont, Victoria. This was one of the earliest television models to be introduced: the photograph was taken three years after the first television broadcast took place ...

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Zou ba! Television: program schedules

Find out how to ask and answer questions about which type of program is on television at a particular time. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Astor television factory, Melbourne, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1956 of the Astor television factory. At the end of a row of identical television sets, a man can be seen assembling a television set. The image is titled, 'Assembling components of TV sets at the Radio Corporation of Australia 'Astor' factory in Grant Street, South Melbourne'.

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Opening of the Rank-NEC colour television factory, 1974 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1974 black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel with soundtrack, showing Prime Minister Gough Whitlam touring and officially opening the new Rank-NEC colour television factory in Penrith, on the western outskirts of Sydney. Whitlam's car is seen driving into the factory parking ...

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Opening of the Rank-NEC colour television factory, 1974 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1974 black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel with soundtrack, showing Prime Minister Gough Whitlam touring and officially opening the new Rank-NEC colour television factory in Penrith, on the western outskirts of Sydney. Factory employees are shown constructing television ...

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General Electric television receiver, 1938

This is a portable television receiver, the BT 8090 Vision Unit, manufactured by the General Electric Company in England in 1938. The receiver measures 51.5 cm (height) x 36.0 cm (width) x 52.0 cm (depth). A small glass screen with rounded corners, mounted in a large, art deco-style, rectangular wooden cabinet, gives a ...

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John Logie Baird's televisor, c1930

This is a television set known as the Baird Televisor and was designed by John Logie Baird, in about 1930. The electromechanical television, scanning disc and neon lamp are set in a rectangular khaki-brown metal case mounted on a wooden base board with iron legs. Disc-shaped casing protrudes at both the top and the bottom ...