Pye TV Factory

1966 - 1967 , Lowestoft (Suffolk)

A documentary about the Pye factory in Lowestoft, the film is part of a BBC series on British manufactured goods and exports transmitted beween 1966 and1967.

The Pye factory in Lowestoft where televison sets are being made: women work on a semi-automated production line while the commentary describes planning and assembly line techniques. The finished television sets are tested with a 'test card' on screen. The works manager and the export manager discuss the product and the sale of televisions. The manufacture of Pye transistor radios in Hong Kong is talked about. The transmission room where electronic test signals originate is shown, and the manufacture of colour televisions is discussed.

Featured Buildings

Pye Factory, Lowestoft

Keywords

Export; Factory; Factory workers; Technology; Television manufacture; Trade; Women in work

Background Information

The Lowestoft Pye Factory began making televisions in 1951. Following the Philips take-over in 1976, the factory was closed in 1980. Sanyo re-opened the works in 1980 but stopped producing television sets by 2006. The factory closed in 2009.

Manifestations

Pye TV Factory

  • Barcode
    INV355417
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:58
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710511
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV351305
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:58
    Modification Date
    14/04/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    706206
  • Barcode
    INV??4079
    Canonical Identifier
    B-8303
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    566143
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV443805
    Canonical Identifier
    A-1858
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    565313
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    variable area
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV247438
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-184
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:08:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563409

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