Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Many of the cameras that are in the collection have parts missing.
I am always pleased to acquire new items for the collection.


Camera Viewfinders Wanted:-
LDK15 monocular Viewfinder and View/finder mounting arm
Viewfinder for Thomson TTV1602 “Micro Cam”
Small viewfinder for Bosch Fernseh KCR40 portable camera circa 1972-6
Viewfinder for Sony BVP1 and BVP7 cameras
Viewfinder for Sony BVP350p studio camera.
Viewfinder for Ikegami 79E portable (2 needed).

Viewfinder for a JVC KY320 portable

Pye Mk5 I.O. camera 7” V/F tube & scan coils needed.


Oddments Wanted:-
LDK25/15 Norelco “Round” interconnect cables for CCU/PSU/OCP and linear signals in/out
Line Scan unit for Marconi Mk V camera
Chest brace for Marconi MkIX portable camera.
Chest Brace for IVC 7000P. or any other items.

F & G camera cable to fit Philips LDK3s. (short length)
CCU Cards for EMI 201 camera or any other parts. Channel is now about 95% compete.

EMI 2008 (or CEI 330) Shoulder mount assembly.

Iris drive motor for Marconi Mk IV TV camera.


My Very Long Wanted list of difficult items!

Master wanted list TV Document

Lenses Wanted:-
Lens to fit Thompson 1640 (B4 mount) and Viewfinder.
Correct Lens for Link 130
Kodak “Ectar” 35mm. Cine lens with screw thread. Fits early RCA & Marconi cameras.
Angenieux 15x12.5D lens Servo and controls fits LDK15
Focus servo for Schneider lens 44.02 (LDK14) & cable also Zoom servo extension cable.

Sound items:-connector for BBC OBA8

I seek some connectors for the WWII BBC OBA8 sound mixer.
These are 7 pin round aluminium bodied, just over 1” in Diameter.
They are very old, circa 1939, and not at all common.
If you think you can help I will email/post a better picture.................................................>



Interesting old broadcast Microphones??.






BBC OBA/9 mixer



This is the top part of an BBC OBA9 sound mixer that I wish to add to the collection. any info gratefully received.





Pye 4055


Pye made a range of audio modules like this:-


Anything from this equipment series wanted.



BBC mixer MX6/1


I would like to find one of these BBC OB mixers, I do have the commentators telephones (UN6/10) for it, just need the rest!


The left unit is the routing & talkback control with telephone control line and cueing


The Right unit is the 6 channel mono mixer with quadrant faders (MX6/1)




Small Parts :-

Any small parts that belong to Broadcast Cameras to help with restoration, cue domes, handles, knobs, etc. All spares are of use and are stored with the cameras that they belong to.


BBC style "bay bolts" 0BA round head chrome bolts and the matching washers with the beveled edges.

Utah Scientific Matrix. PC control software for this matrix and Eprom details/information or spares.

Barco “CVS” 37cms and 51cms any modification/software details.

Pye 2788 14”valve mono picture monitors circa 1963. These are the ones with fold down modules on either side. For restoration of 1963 outside broadcast van project.

Books & Magazines Wanted For research into camera data & info

Books, documents, catalogues, service handbooks relating to early TV broadcasting 1935 to 1980 (not domestic receivers).
"Communications and Broadcasting" also "Sound and Vision" magazine, published by Marconi Company.
BBC Year books 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 55, 56, 88, 89. Monographs, documentation.

BBC Monographs, documentation, almost anything old sought.

RTS Journals (Royal television Society)

I am searching for these to complete the library and for use in research for this museum website,

I need to find:-

Vols. 1 to 5 any

Vol. 6 Numbers 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10,12

Vol. 8 Numbers 2,4,9

Vol. 9 Numbers 1,2,6,7,8


I can offer some duplicates in exchange.

I also Have some duplicates of “Marconi Instrumentation” for exchange as well.

SMPTE journals 1945 to 1965.

Particularly looking for Pye & EMI broadcasting equipment brochures.

Good photos of vintage broadcast cameras in action.

Outside Broadcast vans, photos, documents, stoies

Pre-war (c 1938-40) Cannon connector catalog for identifying vintage connectors

Equipment Handbooks wanted:-
Philips PM5524 TV Modulator, PM5640 TV test gen.
Sony VO9850 U-Matic, VO8800 U-Matic service H/B
Tek 7904, 7A26, 7B80,
System Video 1407, 1458, 2468.

EMI 204 colour camera from about 1963
Marconi Image Orthicon Colour Circa 1955 –1965
Philips LDK6, Philips LDK11, Philips LDK13.
Pye (CBS) PCP 90 minicam.

Pye Mk6PYE Mk6 Broadcast TV camera wanted urgent!!

or any parts thereof any condition considered.

see pictures below.

RCA TKP 45, RCA Hawkeye HC-1, Thompson any early camera,
Bosch any early camera especially portables

General Radio
Mounting tray for BC348 RX. and original 200ohm pot for dial dimmer.
Mounting trays for Marconi AD7092 DF set or any parts thereof.
STC aircraft radio type STR18, mounting tray sought.

Original Handbook for Collins 32V amateur HF TX from the 1950s


8 cameras

Brian Summers contact details on home page.

Page updated Feb. 2020