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Old 03-21-2012, 08:35 AM
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sylvania video.

http://m1070.photobucket.com/albumvi...l?o=0&newest=1. So I got this odd looking thing and I'm not sure what it is. Any ideas? Would value any info. Is it worth anything? Is it a giant paper weight. Oh yea it works. Pluged it in the other day, lights up just fine
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:45 PM
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It's a rather nice industrial/educational low budget broadcast style TV camera from around the early 1960s a nice item for a museum. It needs saving. They do appear on e-bay from time to time, but no great value.

I take it you are not in the UK? or I would have it.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:35 PM
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This camera is a vidicon camera from the early 60s using a 1 inch vidicon image pickup tube (probably of 7735 type) and a turret lens system like on broadcast cameras of that era and it was used for industrial/educational applications as Brian stated.

I guess the internal electronics would still be of valve type but might possibly be totally transistorized as it was the changeover period from valves to transistors.

My mate Richard Diehl of Labguysworld.com has one of these cameras on his site http://www.labguysworld.com/Sylvania_V-400.htm check it out, it's probably the same model as yours or closely similar as there were a few makes of these Sylvania cameras.

I have seen a few of these cameras on USA Ebay from time to time going at varying prices probably up to $100, I was going to import one to Australia (where I live) a couple of years back but the freight charge was way too high unfortunately. Oh there actually is one on Ebay right now going for almost $100 http://www.ebay.com/itm/260967005594 .

Lastly you say it powers up, does it output a picture to it's viewfinder (if it has one) or to a TV monitor? I am curious as I love to know of these early cameras being operational. I can easily say 1 inch vidicon B&W pictures look absolutely superb with fine detail!!!
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Some more info on these type of cameras:
http://www.labguysworld.com/Cat_Sylvania.htm
http://crochambeau.blogspot.com.au/2...-this-old.html
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:28 PM
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I've seen those before as well, only a U.S market thing i think...I have also wanted to import one but the shipping is always more than its worth!! - or the seller thinks its worth more than it really is
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:51 PM
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this is our 600 we also we have a green one at the musuem too! weighs a ton for its from factor. http://www.smecc.org/video/wpeF3.gif
there was a verion that had a view finder in it....we would love to find one!

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http://m1070.photobucket.com/albumvi...l?o=0&newest=1. So I got this odd looking thing and I'm not sure what it is. Any ideas? Would value any info. Is it worth anything? Is it a giant paper weight. Oh yea it works. Pluged it in the other day, lights up just fine
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:54 AM
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Oh, I got one of those things years ago at a Junque/Antique shoppe...It had belonged to the Bristol, Tennessee school system...Don't remember what happened to it-Guess it got tossed. I remember it "ALMOST" worked-and it had 2 or 3 of its lenses. I only got it because the gal I was with at the time told me I couldn't-She only wanted me spending money on HER & her Fabulous Boobs...They WERE nice, but her effin' Motormouth MORE than made up for 'em, if you follow...(grin)
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:42 PM
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pity you did not save it! nice to have more than one normal lens!


[QUOTE=Sandy G;3035388]Oh, I got one of those things years ago at a Junque/Antique shoppe...It had belonged to the Bristol, Tennessee school system...Don't remember what happened to it-Guess it got tossed.]
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Hi there, I'm Nicola from Italy.
I'm an elecronic engineer and television sets and instruments collector.
Last weekend I received this Sylvania model 101 camera form my friend Fabio, that bought it in USA.
I restored it (repaced one big multi section capacitor, some other little capacitors, the bigger selenium rectifier, ad repaired the turret lens system that was damaged by bad packaging from american seller).
I also repaired the contrast potentiometer that worked bad, and saw that all potentiometers here have no brand and no value, but only some meanless numeric marks. You can see some shots of me and Fabio on a little tube portable TV set. Does anyone knows anything more about this nice piece? I think our camera is form the eand of 1950s, as there are some germanium diodes made in a way really different from 1959-61 and later diodes, and I already have some of them that are correctly dated 1952.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:29 PM
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I can easily say 1 inch vidicon B&W pictures look absolutely superb with fine detail!!!
Of course. When looking at the screen on the signal tower you could even at night make out the level crossing when you switched on these six 400 watts lamps the friendly electrician had added. Some drivers would bleat, but what did they know about this marvellous piece of equipment that two minutes later still showed the train headlights??


Seriously: A broadcasting Vidicon looked not even too bad when mixed with the big IOs, like here from 0:25 til 0:30 (who still does such audience close-ups nowadays?):
https://my.mail.ru/mail/alvem/video/43/2339.html

The camera itself can be seen in this longer but ruined excerpt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbAfwaGjQQI

This is from 1972. The haloing surprised me when seeing it in the mid-eighties on our B&W TV, since I would not have assumed that this was no colour production yet.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:49 PM
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I recall using one of these about 1964 or 1965. As CCTV cameras of the era went, this was one of the better ones. Affordable color cameras for industrial/home use were a couple of decades away.
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