HMV combined television and radiogram, model 1901, 1947-1948.
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Combined six inch television and radio mounted on a wooden sideboard, which would have been the main focus of the family sitting room. Television broadcasts resumed in Britain on 8 June 1946 and during the post-war period there was rapid expansion in the television industry. Production technology had improved, making sets cheaper to buy. However, even one of the cheaper models still cost around four weeks wages. By the early 1950s there were over four million television sets in Britain.