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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: In Enemy Territory Reply with quote

Here we see a GM TDH-4519 (circa 1967) with its GM name plate covered with a fleet number but a "Ford" oval on the side.

Ford Motor Company bought five TDH-4519s from their competition for employee shuttle in their plant as well a for the Ford Rouge Factory tours.

The TDH-419s were serial numbers 1655-1659



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds similar to when NBC, within that same period, bought Norelco PC-70 cameras for use on field broadcasts; the network turned up their noses on RCA-built TK-42's (and successor TK-43's), and continued to use their ancient TK-41 class color cameras until the TK-44A was first introduced in 1969 (and beyond).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you, as well as me, are interested and have knowledge of broadcast cameras.

The first time I saw a Norelco PC-70 with the NBC logo was during a parade in Miami in the early 1970s. I was stupefied when I saw them.

In understand that the “suits” preferred the RCA TK-41s since the color reproduction was much better than that produced by the PC-70s. But the TK-41s were monster size cameras while the Norelcos were smaller and lighter.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That pic would have been for the memorial for Bobby Kennedy at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A couple years later, the NBC Norelcos had a different layout ("NBC COLOR" in big print on two lines above the "Norelco" belt, a small NBC logo in a box under it. They were still being used up (to the point of the 1976 'N' showing up on such cameras come the Christmas 1976 Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony) even after NBC finally replaced the old TK-41 class with TK-44A's and B's.

Any other situations besides that and Ford buying GM buses to transport workers to and from their jobs, that would fit this scenario of "in enemy territory"?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: In enemy territory Reply with quote

Ford did buy five TDH4519's but the bus in the photo is not one of those. That one was originally delivered to Metropolitan Transit, Inc., operator of several routes between Detroit and Dearborn and other western suburbs.

Metropolitan was acquired by Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority (SEMTA) in 1974. The two buses behind 2018 are in the SEMTA scheme so this photo would be from 1974 or later. Perhaps Ford needed more buses for the plant tours or at some point contracted operation of the buses to Metropolitan or SEMTA.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following in the foot steps of Ford, CBS-Tv removed all RCA emblems from their cameras and just left the stylish "Television" script on the sides.
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