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Postby acl » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:08 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

"Own a piece of television history! Mechanical television systems were invented in the late 1920's, and produced a small, low resolution picture by spinning a disk having small perforations in front of a neon bulb, which was modulated with a video signal. Television signals were broadcast in the early 1930s, and some hobbyists built receivers from kits or from plans published in radio journals. Mechanical TV was not a commercial success, and was abandoned by the mid - 1930s. This scanning disc appears to be a homebrew setup, probably built from radio magazine plans. It consists of a 16 inch aluminum disc with small perforations, an open-frame motor (with a cloth-covered cord and round Bakelite plug), and a viewing eyepiece lens, all mounted in a wooden enclosure. The enclosure has a hinged rear cover and shelves to hold a neon light and video amplifier. I do not have a light or amplifier for this; however, these items should be reasonably easy to fabricate. When powered, the motor runs and the disc spins, but I have no way to otherwise determine its condition. This unit would be an interesting addition to your early TV collection, or an excellent candidate for nostalgic restoration. Sold as-is due to age. I will ship by USPS Parcel Post or FEDEX Ground, which ever has the best rate to your ZIP. Buyer pays actual shipping cost; no extra charge for careful packing. In-person pickup in Rochester, NY is always welcome. Check out my other auctions for more vintage electronics, and thanks for looking!"
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Postby Marcus » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:44 pm

Interesting, I'd say it's a camera not a receiver judging by the lens and the small window on the inside of the cabinet for a photo tube to be 'scanned'.
I'm always interested to see how much this type of thing goes for.
*Additional thoughts* Could even be used to project an image if the light source was bright enough.
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Postby Steve Anderson » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:56 pm

I'm locking this thread for the time being as I am somewhat suspicious of it. Gents, correct me if I'm wrong but the real Chris Lewis we know is a UK resident, not the US. If anyone makes contact with this vendor be careful, plus it should have been placed in the 'Marketplace' section of the forum.

Now on a general note of security it seems that most members have not filled out details in their profile, e.g. location...something like Berkshire UK will help weed out the impostors. Click 'Profile' at the top of the page under the banner.

I get the feeling that Chris's password has been guessed. Make yours secure. You don't want anyone giving you a headache by having a simple password like '1234'.

If the the posting by 'acl' is genuine, please 'acl' get in contact with me and I'll unlock the thread and restore the URL.

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Postby Steve Anderson » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:39 pm

Very quickly I've had a response from Chris, It was him posting. Just so this doesn't happen again please head posting with something like, "I found this on e-bay", i.e. not really linking yourself to it...But no harm done...

All will be restored promptly...

I'll leave it a few days and move it to the 'Marketplace' section.

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