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  • Released June 1955
  • 14" Screen
  • Band 1 and Band III, 13 Channel
  • 19 Valves
  • A.C./D.C. Mains
  • Original Cost : 50 1s 11d
NOTES A typical table-top set, and the beginning of the end ... the set uses a crystal diode !

Typical of the Bush sets of the period, the design is very service friendly. The set is built up on two chassis, side by side instead of their earlier upper-and-lower-deck construction. Note the convienient "carry-handles" on the RF chassis, very thoughtful! These allow the chassis to be placed on its side, or even upside down, during repairs without dislodging the valves.

In addition, a panel under the set is removable giving easy access to the components without having to remove the chassis.

Bush used the chassis in a number of different sets, including the bakelite model TV62.
SERVICE DATA I have an electronic copy of the "Trader" service sheet 1236/T97.
CURRENT STATE Woodwork damaged by rain but saveable. Surface cack on the chassis but otherwise sound.
WHERE FOUND A junk shop. It had been for sale inside the shop but when nobody bought it, it was bunged outside in the rain whilst some space was being made in the skip. The guy still charged me a fiver for it though.

The set is now with a new owner who has restored it cosmetically and electrically.

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