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Peter Croft Collection

Posted by ken On March - 18 - 2009

Peter Croft worked in Engineering and Operations at TVW from 1966 to 1999, during which time he participated in the pioneering black and white era of valves, right through the technologic transition of transistors, integrated circuits, colour television, stereo sound, automation to centralised networked programming.

During this time he both operated and maintained the equipment, and was involved in many station rebuilds as Peter’s remarkable collection of photographs document. A number of the photos were also contributed by colleague Peter Partridge.

2 Responses to “Peter Croft Collection”

  1. Ian Stimson says:

    Hi Peter,
    A great collection of pictures of interest to the technical mind.
    Of days gone by,but of interest to the collector like me!!Wrecking a ACR25.
    I still have a RCA TCR – 100 that survived.

  2. Peter Croft says:

    Hi Ian,

    I’ve just noticed your comment. Yes, trashing those ACR25s was a tragedy. That’s why we wore the black armbands (made from videotape). I took those pics over many years and never thought they’d be up for public viewing like this. It’s great.

    We’re all saying we’ve got to preserve all this equipment so the will is there; we just have to find premises – that’s the hard part.


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