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The Marconi post war numbering system was based on one or two letters followed by a number e.g. BD624 or B3100 for later cameras. Sometimes more than one part number relates to a particular camera as it overlapped the change from 2 to 1 prefix letters.

The Mkxx numbering system identified the camera family but not the exact version of that camera, additionally the Mkxx numbering also identified a particular constructional style that applied to that whole family of television equipment that Marconi's manufactured.


Marconi MkI camera

Mk I A&B TA111302
1948
Image Orthicon 3 inch
Studio monochrome

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bulletNotes & picture index
bulletCamera pictures (15)
bulletE-mail correspondence


Marconi MkII camera

Mk II BD624 BD677
1950
Image Orthicon 3 inch
Studio monochrome
Note:
In this picture of the MkII camera it has a MkI viewfinder on top! They were interchangeable.

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bulletCamera cable
bulletCamera pictures
bulletExternal link to MkII pics


Marconi MkIII camera

Mk III BD687 BD808
1953
Image Orthicon 3 & 4.5 inch
Studio monochrome

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bulletMkIII restoration
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Marconi MkIV camera

Mk IV BD863 B3096
1958
Image Orthicon 4.5 inch
Studio monochrome

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bulletCamera pictures
bulletPeriod advert


Marconi MkV camera

Mk V B3100
1965
Image Orthicon 4.5 inch
Studio monochrome

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Marconi MkVI camera

Mk VI B3124
1966, December (1)
30mm Lead Oxide tube
Studio monochrome

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Marconi MkVII camera

Mk VII B3205
1965 (RTS vol.11/4 Oct.1965)
4 x 30mm Lead Oxide tubes
Studio colour

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bulletInformal picture
bulletCamera pictures (14)
bulletPeriod advert
bulletCamera description


Marconi MkVIII camera

Mk VIII A&B B3215
1970 first shown at IBC70
1973 Mk VIIIB anounced (SMPTE)
3 x 30mm Lead Oxide tubes
Studio colour


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bulletCamera pictures
bulletPeriod advert (1970)
bulletviewfinder circuits


Marconi Mkviiip

Mk VIIIp B3250
1974 Shown at IBC74
3 x 25mm Lead Oxide tubes
Colour portable

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Marconi MkIX camera

Mk IX B3265
1978 Shown at NAB 1978
3 x 30mm Lead Oxide tubes
Studio colour

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Marconi MkIXp camera

Mk IXp B3270
1978
3 x 25mm Lead Oxide tubes
Colour portable

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Marconi MkX camera

Mk X
~1985
3 x 18mm Plumbicons XQ3427
Studio Colour

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B3265 Camera

B3295 (SK90)
1979
18mm. Plumbicons
Colour, eng-news gathering

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Marconi BD609 Television Camera

BD609 (2) see note below
1961
Vidicon 1 inch
Radio camera monochrome

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bulletCamera picture
bulletCatalogue page


Marconi BD835 Television Camera

BD835 (A version in 1958)
c. 1954 - 1955 (8)
Vidicon 1 inch
Industrial CCTV camera mono

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bulletCircuit Diagram


BD844
c. 1957
Vidicon 1 inch
Studio telecine camera mono

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Marconi B3095 studio television camera

BD864 B3095
1958
Vidicon 1 inch
Studio monochrome

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bulletCircuit diagram
bulletCamera pictures
bulletInformal picture


BD871 V3020 Type 4339A-C
1957
Vidicon 1 inch
CCTV Industrial monochrome

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bulletCamera pictures (6)
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Mk4 vidicon caption or telecine camera
shown without the covers

Mk IV BD896 B3097
c. 1961
1 inch vidicon
Caption or telecine camera monochrome

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Marconi-Elliot V321 Camera 

V321 V3211
c. 1964
Vidicon 1 inch
Mil. Spec CCTV

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V322A camera

V322A
c. 1965
Vidicon 1 inch
Caption CCTV Industrial monochrome

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Marconi V322B Television Camera

V322B
c. 1965
Vidicon 1 inch
Studio monochrome

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Marconi-Elliott Avionic Systems V327 Television Camera

V327 (Marconi-Elliott Avionic)
1974
1 inch Vidicon
Caption CCTV Industrial

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bulletCamera pictures (8)
bulletBrochure


V3310 M4 colour vidicon camera

V3310 Mk IV series 1961
BD877 Mk IV series 1964
3 x 1 inch Vidicon
Studio colour

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bulletCamera pictures (9)
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Experimental 2 tube colour camera

Experimental colour,
Mk II style equipment.
c. spring 1954
2 x 3" I.O tubes

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Marconi MkIII build colour television camera

Early colour Mk III style
1954-5
Image orthicon 3 x 3 inch Studio colour

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bulletCamera picture (7)
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Marconi BD848 colour television camera

BD848 Mk IV style
c. 1957 to 1961
Image orthicon 3 x 3 inch Studio colour

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bulletCamera picture (4)
bulletCatalogue page


No Pictures available

Experimental colour cameras

1963-4

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Marconi BD 848 colour television camera

B3200 Mk IV style
1962
Image Orthicon 3 x 3 inch Studio colour

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bulletCamera picture
bulletCatalogue page


Marconi Instruments OA1706 Television Camera

OA1706 (Marconi Instruments)
c.1964
Image Isocon 4.5inch
Low light industrial/scientific

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bulletCamera pictures (7)
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BD617B Monoscope camera

BD617B (Mk III series)
1951 (report in Practical TV)
Monoscope camera, portable
monochrome test card

bulletData sheet
bulletCircuit Diagram pdf
bulletCamera pictures
bulletMonoscope tube brochure


The rack mounting Monoscope television camera

BD665 (Mk III series)
1951 (report in Practical TV)
Monoscope camera, studio
monochrome test card

bulletData sheet
bulletRestoration article pdf
bulletCamera pictures
bulletMonoscope tube brochure


Notes:-
Dates are tricky! Do you take the design date, the date "marketing" announce it (often a prototype), or the date entered service? It's all a bit vague

(1) Launch reported in "Sound and Vision Broadcasting" spring 1967.
(2) Designed and manufactured by Compagnie General de as CP102(CP103?) and sold under licence.

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