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Pye Ltd., Radio Works, Cambridge

1936-1939

4201 Chassis 4043 4044 Unidentified model (?4045?).
Picture of console model 4046 [6K] Picture of model 12RG Radio/Gramaphone/TV [10K]
4046 819 12C (also 9C) 12RG
   
  815  
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
~Sep36 4200? C? 12"
22 1ch
S/Het
Same vision chassis as model 4201 but included an "all-wave" radio. £141-15-0?
4201     £99-15-0
1937 4042 C (Mirror) 12"
Ediswan 12H
4KV EHT
  1ch
S/Het
Inc. radio  
<=Apr37 4043   Radiogram  
~Jun37 4044   Magnetic frame drive and electrostatic line drive. Inc. Radio. Price included supply and installation of an aerial plus 12 months servicing. £78-15-0
  4045 C (Mirror) 12"   T.R.F. Inc. Radio £84-0-0
<=Sep37 4046 C 9" 19?(Number
may include
CRT itself?)
    £44-2-0(1937)
£45-3-0(1938)
? 4046A Fringe version of the 4046 £46-4-0(1938)
1938   18" x 15"
Projection
  1ch
T.R.F.
Shown at the 1938 Radiolympia. Partly based on the model 815's reciever. £204-15-0
1938 815 T 9" 18 1ch T.R.F. Unusual feature is the use of full wave diode detector for vision. £31-10-0
1938 817 T 5"
Magnetic
Hivac T5M
(Some 817's were fitted with a Mullard C.R.T.)
10
(8 + 2 rect)
  Vision-only. The C.R.T. used in this set was specially developed by Cathodean and used a rather puney 900 volts of E.H.T. £22-1-0
819   As model 817 but with addition of a push-button radio. £30-9-0
1938 838 C 9"     815 chassis with the addition of an auto-radiogram. £68-5-0
?1938? 843 C 9" 19?   Inc. radio. Console version of the model 815. £52-10-0
(1938)
Mid-1939? 9C C 9"       £33-12-0
12C C 12"       £40-19-0
12CR C 12"       £49-7-0
12RG C 12"     Combined radio-gramaphone and television receiver. £73-10-0
To be confirmed : 1. The legendary EF50 valve appeared immediately prior to the outbreak of world war two. A surviving example of what appears to be the model 12C is known to exist and uses the EF50 valve, which would make it the first television to use such a valve.
  2. Wireless World for 1st September 1938 contains the sentance "Appart from their projection model, Pye market two general purpose types, the models 815 and 817". This implies Pye produced a projection set but I have found no further mention of such a set.

 

1946 - 1949

Picture of B16T table model [5K] Picture of B18T table model. Picture of LV20 and BV20 table model [4K]
B16T B18T LV20 / BV20
Picture of D18T console [4K] Picture of model BV20C console [5K]
D18T LV21RG BV20C
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
May46 B16T T 9" MW22-7 17 1ch TRF Pye's first post-war sets. They continued in production until well in to 1948.

Trader #0894
£42-17-3 £35-0-0¹
£7-17-3
Jul46 D16T C
£x-x-x £45-0-0¹
£x-x-x
Jul48 B18T T 9" MW22-14 19 1ch TRF Fringe models ("/F") were also available. There were no extra parts, the video bandwidth being modified instead.

Note that the D18 was only for the london area, whilst the Birmingham BV20C was for Birmingham area only.

Trader #946
£x-x-x £39-18-0
£x-x-x
Oct48² D18T C
£x-x-x £49-7-0
£x-x-x
Sep49 LV20 / BV20 T
£x-x-x £39-18-0
£x-x-x
?49? BV20C C
£x-x-x £49-14-8
£x-x-x
??? BV21C            
<=Sep49 LV21RG/BV21RG C 12"?     Included a radiogram  

Note 1 : Price increased in march 1947
Note 2 : Date given by manufacturer (see advert below). Trader service sheet incorrectly quotes September 1948.

1950 - 1952

Pye demonstrated their colour television at the German Industries Fair which opened in Berlin on the 19th September 1952.

Picture of table model LV30 [6K] Picture of console model FV1C [4K] Picture of table model FV2C [6K]
LV30 / BV30 / MV30 LV30C / BV30C FV1C FV2C
Picture of table model FV1 Picture of table model LV51 [6K] Picture  of console model BV21C [7K]
FV1 BV51 / LV51 BV21C
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
??? BV21C            
Jun50 LV30 T 9"
MW22-16
14
(+1 for fringe)
1ch TRF London, Trader# 988
£40-19-0 £33-8-10
£7-10-2
Aug50 BV30 T Birmingham
Jun50 LV30C C London
£47-5-0 £38-11-8
£8-13-4
Sep50 BV30C C Birmingham
? MV30 T Holme Moss
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Sep50 LV51
BV51
T 12" 14
(+1 for fringe)
  Only London version available as a fringe version.
£53-11-0 £43-14-7
(£9-12-5)
Apr51 FV1 T 12"
MW31-16
17 5ch Trader #1023
£x-x-x £48-19-11
£x-x-x
Apr51 FV1C C
£x-x-x £58-13-1
£x-x-x
~May52 FV2C C 16" 19 5ch S/Het  
£135-0-0 £93-3-2
£41-16-10

1953 / 1954

Picture of table model VT4 [7K] Picture of table model VO9 [6K] Picture of bakelite table model VT2 [5K] Picture of FV4CDL console with doors [6K]  
VT4 VO9 V2 and VT2 FV4CDL V4C  
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
<Apr53 VO9 T 9"
MW22-16
13 5ch  
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Feb53 V4 T 14"
MW36-24
20 5ch Trader #1120
£x-x-x £48-10-11
£x-x-x
Jul53 V4C C
£75-12-0 (£56-11-0)
£x-x-x
Apr53 V7 T 17"
MW43-64
£x-x-x £61-11-10
£x-x-x
Sep53 V7CD C
£x-x-x £77-15-1
£x-x-x
Sep53 V7CDL C+D
£x-x-x £74-12-3
£x-x-x
<=Sep53 FV4C C 14" Rect.
MW36-24
16 5ch  
£83-6-1 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
<=Sep53 FV4CDL C+D  
£89-2-5 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Sep53 V2 T 12"
MW31-16 or
MW31-74
14 5ch Trader #1132
£x-x-x £36-2-7
£x-x-x
Jan54 VT2 T       Trader #1198 [Check details]
£x-x-x £40-1-1
£x-x-x
Apr54 VT4 T 14"   12ch
£x-x-x £52-12-5
£x-x-x
Apr54 VT7        
£x-x-x £62-0-11
£x-x-x
Apr54 VT7CD C+D      
£x-x-x £82-9-4
£x-x-x
Apr54 VT4CDL C+D      
£x-x-x £78-10-10
£x-x-x
  (Type 47 tuner)         For use with V4, V4C, V7, V7CD and V7CDL
£x-x-x £6-16-6
£x-x-x
  CT4          
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
  CTM4          
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x

1955 - 1957

Picture of console model V14C Picture of CS17 with optional legs [5K] Continental 14-inch table model [8K]
PTV V14C CS17 "Continental"
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Mar55 VT17 T 17" 21 13ch Trader #1214
£x-x-x £63-12-4
£x-x-x
Jul55 VT17CD C
£x-x-x £82-9-4
£x-x-x
Jul55 VT17CDL C+D
£x-x-x £78-10-10
£x-x-x
Aug55 VT21C C 21"
£x-x-x £90-6-5
£x-x-x
1955 V14 C 14"
MW36-24
17      
Aug56 PTV Portable 14"
AW36-20
17
Mullard
13ch Trader #1337
£68-5-0 £48 12 1
£x-x-x
~Nov56 Continental T 14"   13ch  
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Mar56 17TCDL C 17"
MW43-80
17 13ch Uses printed circuit panels.

Trader #1379

Considerable differences in release dates exist between different publications for models CW17F (Nov56 - spring 57) and the CTMF17F (Jan57-Aug57!).
£x-x-x £74-15-5
£x-x-x
Mar56 CW17 T
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
(See Notes) CW17F
£x-x-x £59-1-5
£x-x-x
Mar56 CS17
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Spring57 CS17F
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Mar56 CW17C C
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Sping 57 CW17CF
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Mar56 CS17C
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Spring57 CS17CF
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
(See Notes) CTM17F T
£x-x-x £60-11-4
£x-x-x
Mar56 CTM17T
£x-x-x £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Apr57 CTM21F T 21"
MW53-80
£x-x-x £74-0-6
£x-x-x

 

1958 - 1959

Picture of first UK 110-degree TV, the PV110 [7K] Picture of model V200 [6K]
PV110 V310S V200LB "Lowboy"
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Apr59 V310S T 17"
AW43-88
14 13  
£68-5-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
May58 CTL58VS T 17"
AW43-80
13   BRT TV150 Feb60
£79-16-0 £56-16-7
£22-19-5
Aug58 CY58CVS C
£86-2-0 £61-6-4
£24-15-8
Aug58 CTL21CVS C 21"
AW53-80
£123-18-0 £88-4-8
£35-13-4
1958 PV110 Trans.       UK's first set to utilise a 110-degree CRT  
Jan59 V200 T 17"
AW43-80
13 13ch  
£61-19-6 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
V200LB
"Lowboy"
C'lette  
£68-5-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
V400 C'lette 21"
AW53-80
 
£76-13-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x

1960 - Onward

V220
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Aug60 V210A T 17"
AW43-88
13 13ch  
£68-5-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
V420A C 21"
AS53-88
 
£89-5-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
? V430A T  
£75-12-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Late 60/
Early 61
V600A C 23"
23SP4
 
£123-18-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
? V220 T          
Mar61 V710A T 19"
AW47-90
17
13ch motorised
push-button
unit.
First Pye TV to utilise a transistor, all be it only a single OC45.
£76-13-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x

 

Click for larger view [97K] Click for larger view [103K] Click for larger view [117K] Click for larger view [163K]
B16T
Adcert from book, 1948
Link to larger view [97K]
B18T
Advert from August 1948
Link to larger view [103K]
D18T
Advert from October 1948
Link to larger view [117K]
LV51RG / D18T
Advert from September 1949
Link to larger view [163K]
Click for larger view [89K] Click for larger view [97K] Click for details [63K] Click for larger view [78K]
LV30 / LV51
Advert from September 1950
Link to larger view [89K]
LV30 / BV30
Advert from December 1950
Link to larger view [97K]
FV1 / FV1C
Advert from September 1951
Link to larger view [63K]
FV1 / FV1C
Advert from August 1952
Link to larger view [78K]
   
Link to larger view [158K]       Link to larger view [113K]
   
Link to larger view [128K]       Link to larger view [155K]
1953 RANGE (V4, V7, V4C V7CD and V7CDL)
From folded brochure (original scans curtosy of Andrew W.)
Click for larger view [76K] Click for larger view [80K] Click for larger view [99K]
FV1 / FV1C

Link to larger view [76K]
Continental
Advert from November 1956
Link to larger view [80K]
Design Award !
Advert from June 1957
Link to larger view[99K]

On-Line Manuals

Model(s) File Size Source
817 970K Manufacturers
B16T 388K Wireless World
B18T 1.6M Manufacturers
BV21C 1.5M Manufacturers
LV30 / BV30
and
LV30C / BV30C
987K Manufacturers
LV51 / BV51 51k Manufacturers Supplements
(Use in conjunction with the
LV30/BV30 manual)
BV30F / BV30C/F
and BV51F
73K
FV1 / FV1C 1.1M Manufacturers (inc. modifications)
V2 1.6M Manufacturers
VT2 253K Manufacturers
V4 1.7M Manufacturers abridged data
(December 1956)
VT4 1.6M Manufacturers
2843/2844/2855
Professional
Monitors
2.8MB Manufacturers
V530 4.4MB Manufacturers

Additional

File Size Description
IonTrap.pdf 48K Notes on replacing MW22-16 and MW31-16 with
Ion Trap versions MW22-18 and MW31-18 in
the LV30 etc range of receivers.
(Pye Limited, 7th December 1950)
Photo of Cambridege works. Click for larger image [151K]
Pye's Cambridge works just after World War II.
Link to larger view [151K]

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