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      
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Hi Fi magazines and publications.

The London Audio Fair. April 1956.

The London Audio Fair. April 1956.

An interesting note at the top of this publication made in 1996 and stating "Rogers" would be there this year.

Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958.

Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958. Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958.

Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958. Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958.

Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958.

Hi Fi News magazine. April 1958.

See the back cover advert for the Quad 11 and 22 valve amplifier

Hi Fi & Music Review. First Issue. February 1958.

Hi Fi & Music Review.

Hi Fi & Music Review.

Hi Fi & Music Review.

It is always very good to have a first ever publication issue in the museum. Sold in the USA, this 1st edition was 35 cents.
One of the adverts features an early "Heathkit" DIY design. The family are building the amplifier kit using a soldering iron.
This American magazine was published by "Ziff-Davis" and features record reviews, equipment reviews and technical articles.
It became "Stereo Review" in 1968 and was acquired by "CBS Magazines" in 1980.
In 1989 it became part of "High Fidelity" magazine.

"Wireless World" magazines. April and May 1947.

Wireless World April and May 1947

Williamsons original papers.

Here are the two original Wireless World magazines that show both parts 1 and 2 of the first publicized
Williamson articles detailing the full designs of the Williamson valve amplifier.

Practical Hi Fi and Audio Magazine. June 1976.

Practical Hi Fi magazine. Feb. 1976.

This magazine features the Linn Sondek turntable. Not long after it was first introduced.

Hi Fi Sound magazine from Feb. 1970

Hi Fi Sound magazine from Feb. 1970

I bought this magazine in 1970 and recently mislaid it. Managed to find it on e-bay so if it
turns up in the future, I will have 2 copies. This copy features the excellent
Ferrograph Series 7 reel to reel audio recorder.

Hi Fi Answers magazine. June 1978.

Hi Fi Answers magazine.

The magazine features the excellent Linn Sondek turntable.

We have a large stock of old Hi Fi magazines in storage.
These are Hi Fi answers, "Gramophone", "Popular Hi Fi" and others.
These are from the 1970s and 1980s
Many pictures and notes from the magazines will be put onto this page later in the year.

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Making a donation.

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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.

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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
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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