This web site and the Museum of the Broadcast
television Camera have been created to provide an authoritative source
of information about the technical and other details of Broadcast Television
Cameras and their associated equipment. Information is given to assist
in the preservation, restoration, care and operation of Broadcast Camera
equipment. A reference library of technical documentation and literature
Brian Summers wishes to thank everyone who has helped, either wittingly
or unwittingly, in the production of this website and the Museum.
In particular thanks go to :-
David Petrie, Fernando Jose Martínez, J.P. Hutter, P. Delaney,
Marcel van Grinsven, Dicky Howett, Nigel Finnis, Ian Fraser, John Douglas,
Patrick Neill, Trevor Goodenough, Ian Stimson, Stefano Bassi, Don DiGalbo,
Roger Dowling, Terry Cross, Jens Hofmann
The physical museum is not available for visits as almost all of it is
carefully packed away in safe storage awaiting a suitable premises to
display it. This seems unlikely in Surrey, England as even a small building
commands a Kings ransom in operating costs. From time to time the Museum
will put on "camera displays" at suitable events. Bona fide
researchers may visit by appointment and I will bring out of store the
camera to be researched.
The material in this web site "www.tvcameramuseum.org, The Museum
of the Broadcast Television Camera", is of a general nature and comment.
It is presented solely for reference, historical research and educational
purposes. It is not endorsed by any third party. Brian Summers and any
coauthors expressly disclaims all liability to any person or organization
in respect of any content of this site or the consequences of anything
done or not done wholly or partly in reliance upon the content of this
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Intellectual property rights
Many of the logos and images used by manufacturers to distinguish their
products are claimed as trademarks. The use of a trademark or company
logo on this site does not mean that the organization/company has endorsed
this site. Wherever possible permission has been sought from the license
holders, however due to the historic nature of this site some trademark
and logo owners have ceased to exist. Where they appear on this website
they are taken to be acknowledged to their owners and no infringement
of the intellectual copyright is intended. Any products, programme titles,
trade names and brand names mentioned may be trade or service marks of
their respective owners. Character names, related slogans and the like
may be the property of the respective copyright owners. The use here of
such material falls under Fair Use provisions.
Copyrighted articles and images on this site are the property of the original
owners. Data presented here is for reference and historical research and
analysis, as permitted by 'fair use' rulings. The images and articles
in this web site are the sole copyright of the owners of those pictures.
Permission must be obtained from original copyright holders before reproduction
or re posting of any material on this site. Wherever possible this site
has attempted to contact and recognize the original copyright owners.
Contact me concerning copyright of the images and we will withdraw them
immediately on Copyright holder's request.
All rights reserved
Some of the subject matter on this website is in the public domain but
this particular compilation is protected by international copyright. You
may view and store pages or images for your own personal use only. The
use of any part of this site for business, or trade, or re posting purposes
is expressly prohibited. Images with identifiable individuals may not
be used in any way. You are granted no other rights and all other rights
are reserved by Brian Summers.
The use of links from The TV Camera Museum web site are used at the users
sole risk. Whilst every care is taken to ensure that the links are correct,
Brian Summers does not vouch for the quality, content or views of any
site visited and accepts no liability whatsoever. I favour no product,
web site, business or person and all links and information are deemed
to be impartial and in no particular order. As links to other sites are
subject to change, beyond my control, I therefore cannot verify the accuracy,
content or validity of any link or third party information. Should a user
find a site offensive or inaccurate then I will investigate, on receipt
of a complaint, and take appropriate action.
If you find any errors or inaccuracies in this site please contact me
so I can correct it. Dates are particularly difficult and uncertain information
is often prefixed with "~~" or postfixed with "?"
A few words about me
I Have had 25 good years with BBC Television Engineering and I retired
in 2001 as a Vision Engineer for BBC outside Broadcasts.
Now I work as a Freelance Vision Control Engineer. I have a broad range
of experience in sport and studio work. Member of BECTU
Licensed radio amateur for 36 years as G8GQS and as G6AJU/T
Treasurer of the British Amateur Television Club.
Member of the British Vintage Wireless Society.
A picture of me with an Image Orthicon tube and a silly grin.
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