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Ekco television receiver, type T345, 1958.

White, Ron

Ekco television receiver, type T345, 1958.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


The Ekco T345 is a 17 inch, 405-line, semi-portable television receiver. It has no mains transformer, making it lighter and more compact. Ekco (E K Cole Ltd), named after its founder Eric Kirkham Cole, began as a manufacturer of radio sets in 1924. During World War II (1939-1945), the company specialised in developing radar systems for the government, only becoming a leading producer of television sets after the war. By the early 1960s more families than ever before had a television in their homes, and there were over 15 million sets in Britain.

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