Yes! What huge things they were with their funny shapes. Ours fell face first onto the floor and my mother nearly had a conniption fit! Luckily, they were built to last and it survived the fall. To this day I have no idea why it fell. Nobody was near it but I often wonder if it was the cat as he was a big bruiser.
We were the first in the 'hood to have a TV! August, 1959, when Channel 9 broadcast. All the neighbours' came to watch! It was a lovely time, when there was no fear!
My fave programme was 'Fury'. Any programme that had a horse in it I loved. That's why I used to enjoy 'Westerns' so much. I had an 'Annie Oakley' outfit, guns' n'all!
Just a few months' later I was learning to ride, for real. That ended up being a lifetime pursuit to this day!
Our TV was a beautiful 'Admiral' brand, with magnificent wooden surrounds, in a red-brown colouring. The TV Licence hung on a hook at the back, ready for inspection at anytime, which it was!
That TV was STILL working when we donated into a charity, a few decades' later.
All items were QUALITY built then; none of the nowadays obsolescence!
Yes,but I was very little.3 or 4 at most!!We would go next door to watch TV as we did not have one.I can remember Happy Hammond and also Zig & Zag from those early days.What a Treat it was! and always like a huge party as the neighbours had 4 kids without us even visiting!!
My uncle worked for AWA so he naturally had the first TV set in the family. Mum, my brother and I would walk around to my cousin's house to watch a couple of shows during the week and walk home afterwards except if it was extremely cold, or wet when we would be driven home by my uncle. My grandparents lived in the next street and they were the next to get a set some tije after my uncle did. I can remember walking home from the shopping centre with mum and brother, all loaded down with shopping on our 1 mile walk home so we used to stop at Nan's for a cuppa and watch the wrestling before heading home. It was some years before we got one as mum was a widow and we just didn't have money for things like that.
Oh! helga, what you wrote was typical of the times'.
My Father bought any electrical item from Carlyle & Thompson, probably the 'Harvey Norman' of the late '50's, & '60's!
For my 12th Birthday, I got a General Electric Stereo System. It was THE 'bees'-knees' of its' time, as it could have SIX LP Records stacked, ready to be 'dropped' sequentially, & played! Wow!
That machine kept on going strong until donated to Charity, when we bought new B&O Stereo System, in 1976.
Goods WERE so well made, they just kept going on, & on! Quality was amazing. Only get that in a few items, nowadays, more's the pity!
Ahhh Donjo. Yes, those were the days when goods were made to last. Our HMV record player was in a lovely wood cabinet. It also had radio in it as well and the record stacker. We thought it was great and it lasted for years.
We NEVER had a tv while I was growing up! We'd visit a women close by, (who's sister would babysit us, & make our Christmas puddings) They had a b/w TV, & a son, so we'd go down & play with him. His mother was always watching the wrestling. Once we saw my dad on a ABC interview, talking about his art.
Our family NEVER had a tv! My parents only saw tv when they lived in Paris, France off & on, until '76. (My father passed away in '77) My self & 3 siblings gave our mother her very 1st tv for her 70th Birthday, 25 years ago! She only watched the ABC shows, & not many of them either, mainly the news.