Museum of early consumer electronics and 1st achievements
www.rewindmuseum.com

  Reel to reel B&W video
    Reel to reel colour video  
    Ampex  
    1st Umatic  
    Philips n1500 n1700 v2000  
    1st VHS VCRs  
  1st Betamax VCRs  
    1st compact video cassette  
    8mm  
    Old video cameras
    1st camcorders
    1st laser disc player
  Vintage satellite (receivers with knobs on!)
    Old televisions
    1st home computers
    Gaming
    Vintage electronic devices
    Gramophones    
    Turntables & tone arms  
    Valve (tube) amplifiers  
    Reel to reel audio  
    1st audio cassette recorders
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  1st brick cell phones  
  Antique telephones  
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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 2006 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.

The newspaper above is from January 2007, however, when I visited Mr Swift in March 2006 he showed me the
model collection before it was sent to the RAF museum. The pictures I took in his house are below.

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.
Scalextric
Cindy Dolls
Castle Greyskull boxed set.
and much more



The Rewind Museum

Making a donation.

The Rewind Museum is a non-profit making endeavour. 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.

Please note - The Rewind Museum site has been archived by the British
Library so that future generations can always access the site's content.


To talk to us about making a donation please go to - "making a donation".



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Link to our main site. Satellite TV.

Rewind Museum is sponsored by Vision International. Note. One of our businesses, Vision International (established 1991)
sponsors Rewind Museum and Satellite Museum including financial support for this web site. Vision International
is one of a group of businesses which we have in the field of Satellite TV.

Vu plus satellite receivers 60cm Clear dish

Tune in an extra 10,000 channels? Watch the world? Links to some of the Satellite Superstore pages are below,

Sky Receivers Freesat Receivers All satellite receivers Fixed Dishes Transparent Dishes Motorised systems LNBs
Multiswitches Caravan satellite Satellite finder meters Installation equipment. Catalogue of all satellite products.

Rewind Museum web site is maintained on a non-profit making voluntary basis.
Our main business website is at www.satellitesuperstore.com.
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, multiswitches, instrumentation, accessories and installation equipment.




Return to our website introduction page. Read about the aims of our museum.

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