Monday, January 31, 2011

I last worked with edge lights almost 70 years ago. The lights had to be masked with masking tape so that the light fell on the edge of the mosaic. My aging memory says it had something to do with electrons fallng back on the mosaic.

Some one asked about 485 Madison Ave a while back.

The main radio facilities including master control were located on the 21st and 22nd floors. There was a news studio on the 17th floor where Tony Marvin could be seen from the elevator lobby doing the “world news roundup” (1940). All other radio facilities including the studio building (49 E.52nd) were off premise.

Thanks to Hal Deppe for stirring the pot. It's great to know there are still old timers around. Let''s hear from more even it it is only to say hello.

Bob Wilson
Cal Marotta you win the cigar. I knew and old video man would remember "Inkies".

By the way.....did anyone ever build a TV Receiver? ......I did......In the early 1940's.
A company called Transvision sold kits that included all the parts including chassis,
10 inch round CRT and wood cabinet. All you had to do was mount the parts and wire them.
The design was the same as the famous RCA 630TS. For those interested in more information see:

Jay Chichon
Cal is correct,they were also used to shoot slates in certain situations. "inkies"is an acronym for incandescents!

Bob Vernum

I guess that would make LCDs, "Likkidees"

secondary emission?

Bob Vernum

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Edge Lights were used around the mosaic (target) of an iconoscope camera.
Does anyone know why?
Harold Deppe
Where were Pulse Lights used and what was a problem with them?
Harold Deppe
To all:

The interview I did for CBS MORNING NEWS will
not air this Monday. Maybe Tuessday. I will
e-mail if i find the air-time.

What about Edge lights?

Bob Wilson

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hi all,
I was just interviewed for the CBS Morning Show to be aired Monday AM.
It is about the closing of some US Post offices.
73...Harold Schutzman
"Inkies" were lights on the top front of the Camera.Thanks for the
Harold Deppe
Inkies are small spot lights that were attached to the front of the camera above the lens turret that was used for closeups before we had zoom lenses. when the operator had to dolly in. it alluminated the face. usually when the camera dollyed in it would block some light.

Cal Marotta
Who remembers what we used to call "Inkies"?
Hint: They were attached to cameras.

Jay Chichon

Monday, January 03, 2011

This Website could bring back some memories of days gone by.
It may put a smile on some face of an old guy like me if you ask what were you doing in 1950 when this Photo was taken ....
I log on every day and see none of the old C.B.S.Boys.

Best Regards,
Harold Deppe
(Click once or twice on image to enlarge)
JEFF SCOTT:. I'm disappointed that I am only the second source who is aware of Ellis Dahlin, who in my opinion is (was) one of the finest Audio Technologists ever to cross my 50 Years in Television Broadcasting. According to Frank O'connell, Technical Producer, my term that I reference, whenever I hear his name, would only Use Ellis on the toughest, most demanding "SPECIALS" jobs that came his way, one of them being "THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT." (my Show)

Ellis' genius came into play when he had to invent new equipment and systems to carry out the sounds necessary to give the sound the "same" quality at home as was heard in the studio and Ellis did so without any fanfare or accolades in creating the impossible.

I no longer work as a TV Producer, but for the last 10 years I've written 3 books dealing with the earliest television and stories about the Greatest Generation, Mine!.

Now let me give you what I know now that might give you some leads:

Frank O'Connell was one of 4 people who formed a TV Production (technical) Company in Rutherford, N.J. to service Stations, Networks, Madison Ave et al in the upper 70's and 80's

I used Frank on my U.S. and European ventures. By the way, the name of the company was CLOS (each letter stands for the first letter of each Principal's last name).

This is it for the present as I've been out of touch for some time. I'd start with the details about "CLOS" as they were well received and regarded.

Good Luck, John L. Koushouris