Oldest Working Television Set Expected To Sell For £5,000
The UK’s Telegraph reports that Britain’s oldest working television set, which was manufactured by Marconi in 1936, is expected to sell for more than £5,000 at auction.
The machine was bought for almost £100 three weeks after television transmissions began. But Mr GB Davis of Dulwich, south–east London would have only been able to able to watch it for a few hours.
The nearby Crystal Palace and its transmitter burned down three days after Mr Davis bought the Marconi type–702 set on November 26. The area could not receive pictures again until 1946.
The 75-year-old set comes with a 12-inch screen and is contained in a walnut and mahogany case with the picture being reflected onto a mirror that opens from the top.