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    

The museum on tour.

The 2009/10 National Media Museum Exhibition.

Rewind Museum has loaned a number of old satellite receivers (with knobs on) from 1985 to
the National Media Museum for an exhibition starting at the end of Nov 2009 and running through 2010.

The museum on tour

If you are visiting this museum, here are some of the exhibits you would see.

National Media Museum National Media Museum

National Media Museum National Media Museum


Sony need some pictures. Jan 2009. Rewind
Museum provides the vintage products.

Sony needed some pictures of some of their own historic video recorders to use in seminars
as part of a training roadshow to train their staff. An independent company is commissioned
to video the exhibits against a green screen. They visit Rewind Museum to do the filming
and we supply a number of items from the collection including the Sony Vo1600, Vo1000
with TT100 timer, TCV-2010 reel to reel video recorders and Sony CVC-2000 camera.

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Sony visit us

The 2006 IOV show.

The IOV show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on the 18th and 19th October 06 where we
were displaying reel to reel video recorders and early video cameras from 1963 to 1975

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The show was most enjoyable as we met some very interesting people.
These included -
Two people who used to work for the BBC and they said that the 1955/56 Ekco TMB 272
portable TV was used by the BBC in large numbers as monitor TV sets in the late 1950s.
They said presenters used them so they could see themselves on camera and check
everything was OK.
One visitor said they used to sell the Ampex CC-452 TV camera in the late 1960s.
Another said the used to work at the Ampex factory in the UK.
A number of visitors said they used to use the Sony DX 1200 camera
and a number of visitors remembered using the Sony Rover 3400 in many
locations around the world.
Others remembered the Shibaden reel to reel units, but the earlier black and white
units, not the colour SV-620 E on show.
Younger visitors did not remember any of the reel to reel units but were still interested in them.

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The museum on tour

The museum on tour

The museum on tour

We also had the reps round from the JVC and Panasonic stands looking at the kit they used to sell.
As usual we were very well looked after by the IOV. It was an excellent event.
Hope to see you all next year when we will be taking early cassette based units.

The 2003 IOV show.

The museum on tour

Once a year we take a selection of items from the museum to the Institute of Videography's
annual show. We take what we can squeeze into the VAN. Usually enough for a large stand of our
own. You will see below a set of photographs from the 2003 show.
In addition to our stand, all of the big manufacturers like JVC, Panasonic etc. will be
showing their latest semi professional and broadcast cameras, recording equipment, editing
equipment cameras etc. Check out details at

The museum on tour The museum on tour

The museum on tour The museum on tour

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.

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The 1952 Chevy truck

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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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