advert from May 1950 shows a rare departure from batteries and portable
radio by Vidor. In an effort to make cumbersome new technology more
acceptable in the home it was often disguised as functional furniture in
this period. What better then to store the very thing that TV was
killing; books! Notice the models targeting the two TV transmitters,
encompassing long range and local reception. Aldo note that radio
interference from cars (causing white speckles on the TV image as they
drove by your house) were of major concern.
The Popular Video
Four models are available, housed in the
same magnificent mahogany console cabinet of "Bookcase" design:
two for the London frequency and two for the Birmingham. All are for
AC mains operation only and therefore most reliable. Screen-size
7½" x 6". Controls are extremely simple; noise limiters
have been incorporated to reduce car ignition interference.
Model CN390 for reception in the London
Model CN405 for reception of the London Transmission at long range.
Model CN391 for reception in the Birmingham Service Area.
Model CN406 for reception in the Birmingham Transmission at long range.
Price 57 Guineas, tax paid.