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Title
 
Philips Colour Television
1967
Description
 
A model K500 colour television made by Philips at their Croydon factory in 1967. The factory on Purley Way opened in 1956, making a range of products, including radios and black and white televisions. This was Philips' first colour television. At the time only certain programmes were broadcast in colour on BBC2 - on 625 lines. Because of the complexity of the sets the quality could be quite poor. Colour television began to catch on around 1970 when BBC1 and ITV switched to colour and 625 lines. This model has a 25" screen and a teak cabinet.
Object Name
 
television
Date
 
1967
Measurements
 
whole: 840 x 880 x 360 mm
Theme
 
Trends & Movement | Media & Communications
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 1
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service