Monthly Archives: July 2015

JVC Videosphere TV with Freeview!

We currently have this amazing JVC Videosphere TV in stock – fully working and converted to Freeview so you can enjoy 21st century viewing in full black & white!

Designed in 1970 by JVC Japan, this iconic round television was inspired by the moon landing in 1969 and the age of space exploration. The shape is based on an astronaut’s space helmet and this version in white plastic with the smoked acrylic visor epitomises this. The Videosphere was first produced in 1974 and was sold up until the early 1980s.

Obviously with the move to digital television the analogue components in the TV no longer pick up a signal, however as our aim is to make old beautiful technology still usable we have retro fitted a remote control Freeview box. The original tube is still is good order, so all we have done is provided a workable signal. The Freeview box is discreetly hidden in the base of the TV, so aesthetically the TV still looks the as it would have when new, but with the added usefulness of the remote control.

DSC_0134The TV is working and in great vintage condition; it has been rewired, electrically checked and fully PAT tested. The Tuning dial, controls for volume, brightness etc, all operate as they should, the metal hanging/carrying chain is present and correct as is the extendable aerial, which is still in one piece.

Pop to our shop to catch this slice of vintage technology.

Go the V&A or Plastics websites for the full history

 

Vintage Fun at the Fringe!

So excited to be coming to the Edinburgh Fringe this year – we are not performing (you’ll be pleased to hear) just showing and selling our fab wares at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.

 

Being held over the first weekend of the festival – 8th & 9th August – in the the uber cool ‘Out of the Blue & Drill Hall Arts Cafe‘, the fair is a great way to start the festival with a bang. The Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street was built as a military drill hall in 1901 and between 2003 and 2010 was redeveloped to become the vibrant arts centre it is today.

Along with us there will be over 30 amazing stalls featuring vintage clothes, homewares, furniture, lighting, record players and vinyl from 1920s to the 1980s! Should be a weekend packed with retro & vintage treasure.

 

The fair will be open 11am – 5pm, both days, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August. See our events listings for all details on the fair.

Check out the Fringe site to book shows after you have finished all your essential retro shopping!