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Been there!  Grin
But I only upgraded to a Thorens TD125 (with SME arm and Shure cartridge) which I still have.
Transcriptors are a bit posey really......  Lips are sealed
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A friend and I went down Tottenham Court Road with the intention of coming back to Sheffield with a TD125 each.
He did I didn't.
I couldn't resist it Embarrassed
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Transcriptors are a bit posey really......  Lips are sealed

No way...it's a good workhorse....once you dump the weird arm and pop on an SME.

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I can believe that. Couldn't afford one myself at the time.
I bypassed TCR and went to Imhof's on New Oxford Street.
(but I did live nearby and bought a whole system that they delivered & installed)
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a radio man starting as an marconi apprentice in 68.
I started at Ultra Electric, in Acton, in Jan 1952. B&W valve teles and bakelite radios.
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I bypassed TCR and went to Imhof's on New Oxford Street.

When I was a lad the Tottenham Court Road was the electronics equivalent of Carnaby Street Roll eyes
Never been on Carnaby Street BTW.

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I started at KB (Kolster Brandes) in Footscray in 1958 as an apprentice.  Saw the first colour televisions in development.
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I started at William Jessop and Sons -  J J Saville and Company Ltd steel makers in the refractories lab Undecided

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Gosh, that brings it back. Mind you, a quick look round my living room tends to bring it back too.  Smiley
Thinking of slightly posey turntables that last for ever, I still use one of these (tell that to the kids of today ...)
I also still have, but only fire up rarely, an inherited Akai reel-to-reel (with eight track!) and somewhere I should still have the short demo tape that talks about "THE SOUND OF AKAI".
My main telly into which I pump all this digital nonsense is still a Hitachi CNP-192 from 74. Can't find a pic of that. It proudly anounces on the front of the set: "All Transistor Solid State".  Cool
I could go on, and probably already have.
Gabe
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Bletchly has got in on the act
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10951040
Tech Know: BBC Micros used in retro programming class
one lucky flock of BBC Micros is getting another lease of life by helping to educate students in the art of rigorous programming.
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park has started letting a few lucky A-level students loose on the machines to hone their programming skills.
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Bang & Olufsen always were innovative.

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I started in1946, training as an RAF radar fitter. Could not afford all these goodies but enjoyed reading about them in the mags WW, FJ Cam etc., All valves and not a lot of reliability. Have grown up a bit now but still cannot afford much modern stuff, technology advances quicker than bank balance!
It is great to see that some good folks keep the nostalgia going, it is better than most of our historical we have these days.
Thanks Strat.
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As I couldn't find an online image of this once-common object, here it is: a humble telly that's still in daily use after 36 years.
Gabe
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Was it made by Singer?  Grin

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It's eco-friendly....powered by treddle....cutting edge in it's day Smiley

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Grin
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