Museum of early consumer electronics and 1st achievements

  Reel to reel B&W video
    Reel to reel colour video  
    1st Umatic  
    Philips n1500 n1700 v2000  
    1st VHS VCRs  
  1st Betamax VCRs  
    1st compact video cassette  
    Old video cameras
    1st camcorders
    1st laser disc player
  Vintage satellite (receivers with knobs on!)
    Old televisions
    1st home computers
    Vintage electronic devices
    Turntables & tone arms  
    Valve (tube) amplifiers  
    Reel to reel audio  
    1st audio cassette recorders
  1st brick cell phones  
  Antique telephones  
  Old toys  
  Old books magazines adverts brochures  
    Milestone product history with dates      
        Museum exhibits on tour        
      Links to useful similar sites      
      Contact us    

Toys and Models.
When I was just a kid, I saved toys even when I grew out of them. In later life I saved the toys from
my two children who are both now adults. I always saved the boxes and kept them in mint condition in
the loft. The collection of toys in their original boxes is quite large. They were not going to be
part of the museum as they are not really consumer electronics products but at then late on in the site's
construction, I decided to include them. First, howover, something really important -

1926. The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

The Charles Swift Model Aircraft. The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

The Charles Swift Model Aircraft. The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

I met Charles Swift (junior) in 2007/2008. He lived in Newcastle upon Tyne and contacted me through the museum
email address. He had some old electronic gadgets to donate to the museum. These included microphones, turntables
etc. I visited him at home several times, he was 91 years old. Sadly he passed away after I had known him for
a couple of years. He told me stories about what happened to himself in WW2. He also told me about his Dad,
Charles Swift (senior), who was an RAF pilot in WW1. During WW1 while posted in France, as well as flying the
planes he also made model planes. Charles said he planned on donating these 5 or 6 planes to the RAF museum
and subsequently that happened. He then talked to me about "the toy" which he wanted to donate to Rewind Museum.
This was a larger model, again one of the planes his Dad flew in WW1 but his Dad had made it for him in 1926 when
he was 7 years old. This one was always referred to as "the toy" whilst the others were referred to as "models".
In fact apart from being larger is was exactly the same in all other respects. Just made from raw materials.
It is made of metal and the propeller is wood. It is 230mm long and the wingspan is also 230mm. It was
donated to the museum in 2008 and all of the press cuttings are below. It is a fascinating story. Read on -

The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.
The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.
The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.
The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.
The Charles Swift Model Aircraft.

This page will contain -
Hornby Dublo Train Set.
Cindy Dolls
Castle Greyskull boxed set.
and much more

The museum on tour

Making a donation.

The Rewind Museum is a non-profit making endeavor. The web site and the touring exhibitions are run on
a voluntary basis. Donations, not money, just old items you no longer want, are always welcome.
If you have something that you think would be of interest, please contact us with the details.
We can send in a courier to pick them up. (Even an international courier). Thank you.

Also see

The 1952 Chevy truck

The 1952 Chevy truck web site.

Link to our main site. Satellite TV.

Sponsored by Vision International.
Note. One of our businesses, Vision International (established 1991) sponsors the
Rewind Museum including financial support for this web site.
Vision International is one of a group of businesses that we have in the field of
Satellite TV. This is a link to our sponsor.

Dreambox DM8000 60cm Clear dish

tune in an extra 8000 channels? Watch the world? Links to some of the pages are below,

Sky Receivers Freesat Receivers Transparent Dishes Motorised systems High Definition Receivers. Caravan satellite
LNBs Catalogue index page of all satellite products. Technomate Installation equipment. Satellite finder meters

The Rewind Museum web site is maintained on a non-profit
making voluntary basis. Our main business website is at
Our main business is satellite TV and we are a specialist satellite company.
We supply satellite goods in the UK and worldwide including fixed and
motorised satellite systems, accessories and installation equipment.

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Museum (We only accept questions in English. We do not open attachments.)