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Early Electronic Television

Marconi 707

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Screen Size 7 inch
Year Made 1938
Quantity Manufactured ?
Original Cost 35 Gns.
Number Still in Existence See Pre-1945 Database
Cabinet Original Finish
Chassis Not Restored

We purchased this set in England. It is in excellent condition, and was purchased from the original owner. It is a 1938 model 7 inch direct view, with a AM/SW radio. Here are a brochure and technical information.

This set was purchased by Leslie Scott and Reg Scott to watch the first televised F.A. cup soccer game. The game was on April 30, 1938, and was televised by the BBC in a  2-hour broadcast using the radio commentary for sound. Television had its own commentary the following year. The match was between Preston North End and Huddersfield Town.

The set remained in the Scott family until we bought it in February of 2004.