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"Television For The Amateur Constructor" (1933)

Postby chris_vk3aml » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:33 pm

These postings from Barton-Chapple's "Television For The Amateur Constructor" (Pitman's, London, 1933) were designed for the following size and configuration of aluminium scanning disc:

Thickness of aluminium disc = 32 S.W.G. = 0.0108 inches = 0.2734 mm (this is substantially thinner than the present NBTVA club discs!)
Diameter = 20 inch = 51 cm (substantially bigger than most club discs).
Number of lines/apertures = 30, each 0.028 inches = 0.7 cm square, punched to provide square shape.
Picture aspect ratio: 3 horizontal: 7 vertical, vertical scan lines.
Picture repetition rate = 12.5 pictures per second, no interlace.

I am reproducing the following chapters on this initial posting:

Chapter 2: "A [Mechanical Television] Workshop In The Home" pps 36 to 47.
Chapter 9: "Building Television Apparatus [from Baird Junior Kit]" pps. 167 to 177.
Chapter 10: "Bulding Television Apparatus [making all parts]" pps 178 to 211.
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Postby chris_vk3aml » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:35 pm

posting, continued...
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Postby chris_vk3aml » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:42 pm

posting, continued...
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Postby chris_vk3aml » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:53 pm

posting continued, chapter 10...
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Postby chris_vk3aml » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:58 pm

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Postby pielock373 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:50 am

Does anyone know the HP (Horse Power) rating on the Baird disk motor?

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Postby pielock373 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:12 am

My apologies for all these Newbie questions...

I am sure it's a fractional rating. Also, most motor I am finding want to spin around 1500 rpm's. Will the baird electromagnetic sync mechanism slow a motor down from 1500 to the 750 rpm rate that is needed?

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Re: "Television For The Amateur Constructor" (1933)

Postby histv » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:32 pm

Hi Chris,


Would you mind if I pick-up your clippings of "Television for the Amateur Constructor" to post them on my website Histoire de la télévision", which provides with a rather comprehensive collection of texts on early television ? See : https://www.histv.net/anthologie-des-premiers-textes and https://www.histv.net/1930-1936


Thanks.


André
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Re: "Television For The Amateur Constructor" (1933)

Postby McGee2021 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:25 pm

histv wrote:Hi Chris,


Would you mind if I pick-up your clippings of "Television for the Amateur Constructor" to post them on my website Histoire de la télévision", which provides with a rather comprehensive collection of texts on early television ? See : https://www.histv.net/anthologie-des-premiers-textes and https://www.histv.net/1930-1936


Thanks.


André


Unfortunately, Chris is no longer on this forum. You might be able to contact him on his email, vocalion1928@hotmail.com, which is found on his website, http://www.modulatedlight.org . No guarantees his email will work though, since the last time the site was updated was in 2010.
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Re: "Television For The Amateur Constructor" (1933)

Postby smeezekitty » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:16 am

Clearly Chris doesn't own the copyright to these. It depends on the laws in your country but I would guess you're in the clear here.
He also posted this a decade ago(!) so I am also he wouldn't care if someone used it like you are describing.

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