THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — TEST CARD C
THE MONOSCOPE AND THE BBC TEST CARD C -
Posted by STEVE M on
Now here’s something you don’t see every day – it’s a Monoscope. These were invented in the immediate post war period in the GEC laboratories at Wembley following on from the need for broadcasters to derive a signal with which to test their equipment. Within the cathode ray tube (CRT) of the monoscope, a solid silver plate, photo etched, curiously using photo sensitive fish glue (yes, really!) and carbon coated depicted the information that had to be produced – in the case of this device, the redoubtable BBC Test Card C. A signal was generated as a focused beam of...
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