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When Cambridge invented the world\'s smallest telly

by:COSCO     2019-08-11
For the first time 80 years ago, most people in Cambridge had a chance to see a shocking new form of communication-television-in a tent.
Miller\'s music store has set up a tent on Sedley Taylor Road so residents can enter to watch the coronation of King George VI.
The event was broadcast by the BBC on the radio, with some filming and screening in cinemas, but the new BBC broadcast live the national parade. It\'s the first major external broadcast.
Of course, Cambridge has played an important role in the development of television.
Pye\'s headquarters on York Road not only pioneered the manufacture of television sets, but also created cameras used by TV studios.
By the time of the next coronation, some of our current Queens actually have a set in their own homes, though not much.
Many readers will recall the memory of a house that went to a well.
Watch the amazing sights on the small screen with others.
By contrast, when our own Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married in 2011, television was so common that 0. 75 billion people around the world were able to watch it.
Thirty years after George VI\'s big day, Clive Sinclair of Cambridge University came up with a TV that could be put in your hands.
According to its advertising profile, the Sinclair Microvision pocket TV receiver \"plays music from 13 channels on bands 1 and 3, from six from
It is equipped with Penlite battery, which is only 4 inch by 2 inch.
\"Although the proportion of this 30-transistor receiver is very small, the quality of the tubes and speakers specially designed is very good.
This amazing Sinclair triumph will be available in early 1967 for 49 Guinea.
\"This small machine is the first portable TV in the world, but it never took off commercially due to the complexity of the design, and Sir Clive realized that the cost of mass manufacturing was too high.
However, he did not give up, showing another mini TV set, Microvision TV1A, at a trade show in the UK and the US in 1977.
A year ago, the British government bought a stake in Sir Clive through the National Business Council for £ 650,000, and then the National Research and Development Commission invested £ 1 million into the project.
Unfortunately for the Cambridge entrepreneur, while many people are impressed with the technology, they don\'t like the price of £ 175, so the sales are relatively poor, which leads to huge economic losses.
The second version of the small TV was released in 1978, but sales were also disappointing.
Of course, we all have it now. . . our phones.
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