Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

BBC News remote control television camera

BBC News remote control television camera

Evershed Power Optics Ltd. modified the 201 for remote control operation on a robotic pedestal. This was a glass fiber case containing the 201 head components, an integral zoom lens but no viewfinder. Four of these modified cameras were brought into operation at the Alexandra Palace Television News Centre on June 10 1961. (BBC handbook 1962 page 119) They were also used in the Queen Street newsroom in Edinburgh.

They were exhibited at the 1960 Radio Show at Earls Court (Practical TV Nov. 1960 page 66). One can be seen at the Museum of Communication 22 Kinglass Ave. Bo'ness, West Lothian. 01506 824507 (405 alive No. 23).

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