Wright's Aerials

Albert's Attic Gallery

The mid-seventies were the days of the 'colour boom'. Suddenly colour TV was just about affordable for ordinary people. In our town about twenty shops opened, all offering colour TV sets on finance. Virtually every TV sale needed a new aerial, and at one stage we were working for thirteen different outfits. This picture was taken for a newspaper spread to advertise the Grand Opening of Apollo Television. Apollo, like virtually all the other firms, disappeared as quickly as they had appeared when the boom ended. The aerial was made by Aerialite after they started to use hollow elements. These elements were pretty fragile compared with the solid ones of the 1960s.

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