Manufacture & Functioning of Thermionic Devices
American documentary of modern small scale audio valve assembly. Running time 05:00.
A mini documentary by Iain Baird on J L Bairds colour camera tube. Running time 02:44.
A documentary about the Mullard factory. Running time 33:11.
Bottle of Magic
Western Electric from 1948 describe the evolution of the valve from the Audion with particular emphasis on telephone systems. Running time 13:26.
Colour TV Tubes
The making of Mullard Shadow Mask CRT's. Running time 18:03.
Mullard film showing valve manufacture in the 1950's. Running time 25:26.
Electrons on Parade
RCA film on the making of metal envelope valves. Running time 09:30
Modern artisan Nixie tube manufacture. Running time 37:49.
GEC Osram valve manufacture in 1930. Part one. Running time 07:21.
Part two. Running time 08:22.
Part three. Running time 07:06.
Philips Valve & Radio Factory
A magnificent 1930s film about the Dutch manufacturer. Running time 35.48.
RCA film on how this image orthicon works. Running time 7:00.
A short film about the making of Mullard special quality valves. Running time 04:06.
A short 1973 film about the Czech Tesla factory. Running time 04:22.
Cathode-Ray Tubes and their manufacture. Running time 31:50.
How TV CRT's are Made
American overview of television CRT production. Running time 05:00.
TV Tubes, Mullard radiant screen
Mullard information film. The whole process. Running time 30:49.
American war time training film, good basic explanations. Running time 13:13
Electronics at Work
Westinghouse film from 1943 showing interesting valve applications. Running time 21:10.
Iconoscope Bomb Camera
The RCA TV camera for the first guided missile designed in 1945. Running time 07:30.
The Secret Life of Machines TV program. Features Brookmans Park rebuilt original transmitter and Gerry Wells at the Radio Museum. Running time 25:46.
To See For a Hundred Miles
Documentary on RADAR, part of The Secret War series. Running time 50:22.
Secret Writing of the Electrons
A Philips film about cathode-ray tube and the oscilloscope. Running time 18:48.
The Secret Life of Machines TV program. Including Gerry Wells at the Radio Museum. Running time 25:51.
The Story of Television
1956 RCA educational film about the origins of American television. Discussion with Vladimir Zworykin starts at 02:25. Running time 26:15.
Television in 1939
RCA film about the origins of American television with Iconoscope and Kinescope. Running time 09:02.
Television is Here Again
UK trade film from 1946. It shows Alexandra Palace studios and transmission equipment together with program production. (part one). Running time 09:52.
Television Set Manufacture
RCA film about the design and making of the TV in 1950's America. Emphasis on RCA Victor and quality control throughout production of components and final product. Running time 26:42.
TV Set Evolution
A series of images of TV sets from the 1930's to 2030 showing how fashion and technology influence design. Running time 07:27.
The Secret Life of Machines TV program. Including the BBC VERA machine. Running time 25:46.
'Spot News' description of wire photo system.