This is the place to appeal for any manuals, machines, spares or whatever. Someone, somewhere out there probably has just what you want in their garage or under the bed..

Chris Owen


Chris writes: I collect old Radio OB equipment and some (smaller) items of radio studiokit. I'm the owner of the microphones and Midget disc recorders on Roger Beckwith's site. I also do displays of old BBC kit at vintage Radio shows when time and work allows. I would one day like to open a small museum dedicated to radio OB's - possibly in Bangor as so much output came from there during WW2 - or even Evesham! What I wouldn't give now for a rummage round the old wooden huts that have long since gone.Perhaps I should put my museum in a wooden hut!
Basically I'm looking for any older items of Radio OB or Radio studio equipment equipment. I have the beginnings of a 'wanted' page on the link above.

Brian Summers
Virtual Museum of the Broadcast TV Camera
My main interest is in vintage Broadcast Cameras and I am always on the lookout for them along with any related items. Over the years I have built up a substantial collection and display most of it on my virtual museum website. www.tvcameramuseum.org There is a long list of wanted items on the museum site under “wanted”  www.tvcameramuseum.org/wanted.html   I also have a significant library of documentation.
A new project, or a restart of an old project, is getting ex BBC MCR21 back into good order!. This is a big job and much help will be needed. I need to find drawings or pictures of the inside engineering area and back of the monitor stack. The engineering area has to be re-built from scratch and I need to determine exactly were the equipment was mounted, as well as finding most of it!.  The start of it's support website is here www.mcr21.org.uk or contact me directly below: