Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Pye Humber Television Camera Mobile Unit 1947

Pye Humber Television Camera Mobile Unit 1947

This Humber shooting brake car was fitted out as a complete 2 camera mobile unit and was first shown at the British Industries Fair at Olympia in summer 1947. It is thought the vehicle then toured Europe giving demonstrations in Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Belgium.


The car is fitted with an extending 35ft ariel, a 50W transmitter operating on 660Mc/s, a mobile R/T set for communication with the main site, all the control equipment for the cameras, two picture monitors, two waveform monitors and vision mixing equipment. All powered from a 3.5KW generator.



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