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Albert's Attic Gallery

A prophesy is contained herein: “For undoubtedly the time is not far distant when television receivers will be as common in the home as radio sets to-day and, like radio, will come to be regarded as an essential service on a par with electricity and water supplies.” In 1950 this probably seemed rather far-fetched. The article is clearly a response to the opposition of many landlords to the unsightly appearance of large outdoor aerials. And they were large, with elements three metres long mounted on four metre poles. The feasibility of communal aerial systems is considered, and the article concludes that “. . it is impossible to standardise . . the installation of television aerials without recourse to preliminary tests of a practical nature.” Just as true today as it was then.



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