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Subject: GREAT site
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 01:21:44 EDT

love the speed and the look read the article on typewriters. it was Vary good this is the first time i just HAD to comment on any web page Thanks

Subject: Just Seen
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 19:07:05 +0000
From: James Chambers
Organization: University College

What a wonderful site.....keep up the good work.
I started with xtal sets, and went on th the HAC (hear all continents) One valve RX, wonderful what you can get with reaction. Must dash as on line. Will write again, Thanks Enrico
Jim Chambers

Subject: Sinclair Radionics Hi-Fi systems
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 06:46:39 GMT
From: Ryan Takatsu


Just to let you know I surfed and read your great Website. The vast information brought back some memories and much nostalgia about Sinclair Radionics from my earlier days as a student of Architecture. I now regret disposing my entire Sinclair Radionics file back and the infamous 'Black Watch' back in early 1989. Its gone! But I still have the classic non-functioning Sinclair 3000 amplifier.

However, in October 1996 when I was visiting Toronto and I spent an entire day at the Toronto Reference Library and I managed to find back issues of>the Canadian Stereo Guide (1970s) and photocopied pages of Gladstone Electronics display advertisements and listings of Sinclair Radionics products.

With this link, I hope to 'recollect' the Sinclair Radionics' technological past. In particular the Sinclair 3000 amp and FM tuner system, Q16/30 flat loudspeakers, Black Watch, brochures, etc.

I will be in touch.

Ryan Takatsu
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Subject: for the "column" feedback
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 19:27:43 +0200
From: "bdd"

Always rewarding to visit this site. Just a note to let you know that the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) has produced (after an initiative of yours truly) -after a considerable delay- a telecard depicting Guglielmo Marconi. The telecard was distributed all over the country in 300.000 pieces. The telecard depicts G.Marconi in front of his apparatus (the most famous of his photos, sought right after he arrived in London). Also the colourfoul telecard depicts the diagramm/circuit of Marconi's first transmitter and one can read in greek "100 years of wireless communications". As a service to fellow radio friends I can provide anyone interested with a used (in very good condition) telecard for one IRC (International Reply Coupon) or one US $.

P.S. Enrico Tedeschi has already received the first two cards.

NOTE: you can see a picture of the card in the MARCONI PAGE (ed.)

Daniel Danielides
Thessaloniki, Hellas (Greece)

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 97 21:36:04 -0800
From: philip mccoy
Organization: philip mccoy

Just visited your web site. Great display

Philip McCoy

Subject: Sinclair
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 23:31:36 +0100

Dear Enrico,

It's good to see your website - it's probably the first in the UK featuring the same things I'm interested in.

Incidentally, I met you at a recent NVCS in London and purchased your Sinclair book to add to my growing Sinclair collection.

Subject: Website
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 20:30:53 +1200
From: tony king

Just enjoyed my first visit to your site. Found all I needed to know about Eddystone contacts. You are to be congratulated on a well planned site. I even used the fax facility to chase up Chevet who seem reluctant to talk to people outside UK. Sounds as though thay have a nice Roneo duplicator and I'll bet the typewriter is an Imperial 55 ! Regards from New Zealand

Subject: Bravo, excellent web page in design, style and CONTENT!
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 1997 18:09:13 -0700
From: "Richard N. Diehl"
Organization: Phydeaux SoftWorks

Hello from the silicon valley,

Thank you for making my day, sir! I love your web page. I am a collector of vintage televisions, video recorders and cameras. I was cruising the net, as we say, when I stumbled across your page. I want you to know that references to Sir Clive Sinclair are extremely rare! (rhyme unintentional!)

I was given a micro tv (MTV1) in grim condition. It had gotten wet and the fellow, who owned it, disassembled it to try dry it out.(!) He broke almost every interconnect wire and because the pcb's are not silkscreened, I stand no chance of restoring it to full function. I have reassembled the unit to protect the innards from damage, especially that cute little tiny crt. I love tiny cathode ray tubes and collect them also. My smallest one is a half inch o'scope tube. I have considered using the MTV1 tube in a homebrew project, but that still remains as my second choice.

As you said on your page, "time is money". I'm at work as I type, on a holiday, for that same reason. I was taking a short break, now my 10 minutes are up. Thanks a lot for the history, I've bookmarked your page and will direct my younger friends your way. Your service is pricesless! Good day,

Richard Diehl - Video engineer and historian

Subject: Marconi Centenary 20th July 1897 - 1997
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 09:15:40 +0000 (GMT)
From: "GEC, p.l.c. Webmaster"

We thought you would be interested to know that a set of Web pages have been created to commemorate the Centenary of the world's first wireless telegraph company, established by Guglielmo Marconi on 20th July 1897.

They are available on the GEC, p.l.c. Website at:

We have mailed you as we believe you maintain web pages containing information concerning Marconi; sites relating to his work, or you or your company, organisation or academic institution have some link with Marconi.

We hope the pages are of interest to you.

Trevor Wright
GEC, p.l.c. Website Manager
EIPD Website Team | Direct: +44 1245 242386
GEC-Marconi Research Centre | Exchange: +44 1245 473331
GEC-Marconi Ltd, Great Baddow | Fax: +44 1245 242384
Chelmsford, Essex. UK CM2 8HN | Email:

Subject: Vintage News REview of A.R.C.
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 10:37:31 -0400
From: "John V. Terrey"
Organization: Antique Radio Classified

Hi Enrico,

Sorry that when you saw our "blue" cover, you did not get its similarity to a blueprint, which was our intent.

As for the cost of the extra colors, we spent that on our June issue where not only the cover is in full color, but also the inside rear cover features a "Color Photo Review."

Many thanks for your continued promotion of "the most popular old radio advertisements magazine on earth."



Antique Radio Classified
A 100+ page monthly magazine for 8000+ subscribers.
For info and a free copy, send e-mail to, call
508-371-0512, fax 508-371-7129, write PO Box 2, Carlisle, MA 01741, or
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Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 13:34:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Radow mradow@inx
To: Enrico Tedeschi
Subject: Fine website!

- Enrico: Howdy! Just a note to say that I came upon your fine website quite by chance and have had a most pleasant time reading your pages!

Subject: Thanks
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 00:10:04 +0100
From: (
Organization: Savoy Hill Publications

Hello - just a thank you for the continued publicity.

Yes your watch could have been a bit naughty - I used to look close under the bedclothes as child - watching the sparkle really close - look at my eyesight now - seriously though shouldn't have caused any damage not a watch - will be writing serious article - now researching to get my facts straight,#

Rgds Tudor

Subject: Bvws Harpenden
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 16:18:46 -0400
From: Ian Gurton
To: Enrico Tedeschi

Hello Enrico,

Thanks for your letter, I've just started sending out the badges etc for the September event so you will get yours by "snail mail" in a day or so. I like your suggestion for a mini-exhibition and I think it would look good in the foyer, it would also add a touch of class to what has , over the years, become a mad scramble for bargin's !!

I will try to locate a display cabinet and will let you know how I get on either by phone or on this new fangled media.

All the best.


ps. I like your web page.

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 22:39:13 +0100
From: "Emil Dudek"

Hello Enrico

Glad to see your fast and broad site :- keep up the good work and get the UK more active on the web for vintage radio. After all, radio did happen here first! See you at the nest show.


Subject: Re: review
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 22:31:39 +0000
From: "Mark V. Stein"
Organization: Radiomania


I'd thank you for the review but it seems more an act of vengence than an objective review. Despite your poor opinion of my books, they do extremely well throught the US and elsewhere and have become the leading reference for identifying and valuing radios from the period. My background as a dealer and collector for 15 years qualifies me more than most to value the radios, which do not fluctuate in value any more than vintage watches, automobiles or any other collectible.

I find your review of my book malicious and respectfully request that you remove it from your website at once. I don't want to begin a legal entanglement but I feel you have placed me in a situation where I must respond.

Mark V. Stein


Subject: Re: 4004
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 16:49:34 -0700
From: Marvin
To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers"

e.tedeschi wrote:

> Please have a look at my collection

I just took a look ... VERY nice! How long has the museum been in existence and how long have you been collecting?

> I am looking for a 4004 microprocessor. Also for an 8008. Does anybody know of one going for sale? I will pay cash or have many British computers for trade/swap.

One of the early arcade "games", a unit called BioRhythm" used the 4004 as the processor. Wish I hadn't gotten rid of them all now! I don't know if they were exported your way or not.

Subject: Re: Alexandra Palace
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 97 14:38 BST-1
From: (Jacob O'Callaghan)

In-Reply-To: <>
Dear Enrico

Thanks very much for your help. We (the Alexandra Palace Television Trust) are about to have a letter published in The Times to start the campaign going, which specifically mentions the Marconi campaign. The Times have just been checking the wording with us so it'll be published soon, though we don't know exactly when. I'll e-mail the draft to you which summarizes the issues because Castle Tower, who bought the mast from the BBC, are bound to reply and it would be great to have some letters published in support. Also some letters to both English Heritage and Haringey planning committee (the decision is due to be made on the 23rd June) and other papers would be important to demonstrate the concern is shared widely.

Would it be possible to get any Marconi relatives to write?

Again, thanks for your help!



Subject: Web Site
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 11:53:22 -0500 (CDT)
From: (Bruce L. Flamm)

Hello Enrico:

Your concept of keeping the web site simple is wonderful. On my computer at home I often have to wait many minutes for other sites to load. Your site loads in seconds! Keep up the good work!

Bruce and Janice

Subject: Signature
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 12:41:58 +0000

I love the page. The following is information about myself:

Anthony Ruocco
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada


Thank you!

Subject: Marconi etc.
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 10:51:02 -0500
From: "Neville Dean"

Hi again Enrico!

Thanks for keeping us so well informed. We did it, but, as is usually the case, those who most deserve recognition, such as yourself, go unmentioned. The great thing is in the personal satisfaction of knowing that we, and you especially, did something!

Now, what can we do about Bletchley?

Thanks again and keep up the good work. Beautiful day here in Pickering, Ontario today. Would be great to walk on the seafront in Brighton in this sunshine!! Oh well, one of these days!


(Can you help somebody who does not want to be helped? -ed.)

Subject: Daniel from Greece
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 15:17:16 +0300
From: "bdd"

Hello Enrico,

I am checking out daily your interesting page. The fact that you have started writing-after each update of the page-the specific sections that were updated is a very useful addition.
Best Regards

Daniel Danielides, Thessaloniki, Greece

Subject: Radio page
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 97 10:44:13 EST
From: "I. Golioto"

Dear sir-

I enjoy your radio page now and I look forward to your page expanding. European radios seem to be under-represented on the world wide web. Can you please post this publicly. I am looking for original speaker grille cloth for my 1952 Telefunken WK882 trop. / "Opus 52", large table model. I would appreciate any advice on where to look, as the efforts here in the USA have not been sucessful as of yet. Are there any European magazines that I can advertise in perhaps?

Thank you,

Igor Golioto
New Jersey, USA

Subject: Great page!
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 11:08:59 -0500
From: "Bob Perry"

I like your page very much. I've placed it in my bookmarks and plan to drop in several times weekly. It is interesting to note that I looked at Christies' page just before coming to you and see that the Marconi Auction is still listed in their "highlight" area. Also, I have had no notification from them as to the order I placed for the sale catalog. ??? Bob (radio collector in Painted Post, NY, USA)

Subject: Re: Bletchley Madness
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 18:32:53 -0500
From: Bernard WOOD ""
To: "e.tedeschi" ""

Your remarks about the lack of reply from the people at Bletchley may have some bearing on my experience.

Just before Christmas I sent an email offering to help ('RESURRECTION' always appeals for help). I did get a reply which suggested visiting Bletchley on an open day to meet them. I replied that I would come on January 11th, which I did. But there was no-one there to discuss it with, and I have received no further communication.

More recently I offered material on the CTL Modular One (having attended Iann Baron's recent talk). I have not received even an acknowledgement.

Can someone explain what is going on. Do they want help or not?

Quite! (editor remark)

Subject: Re: Threat to Bletchley Park
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 1997 10:34:12 -0800
From: "Kip Crosby, CHAC"
To: history-of-computing-uk ""

>I have been advised by my relatives in the UK that there has been a >statement on Radio 4's Today programme that Bletchley Park is to be sold >and the museum of the wartime computing equipment and people is to be >displaced.

Does anybody know if this is true? If it is, could someone please supply contact information for Radio Four and for the National Historic Trust? I thought that by the time Prince Philip dedicated the Museum, they, the NHT, had taken over responsibility for the buildings and grounds.


Kip Crosby
Computer History Association of California

Subject: Daniel from Greece
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 16:01:32 +0200
From: "bdd"

Dear Enrico,

Just a note to tell you how much I enjoy your home page. Ever since I came across your page, I check it out daily, very interesting and most important:flexible, in terms of the current news it provides. I only hope that the Marconi case will come to a final end.

Best Regards

Daniel Danielides, Thessaloniki, Greece

Subject: Your Website!
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 01:33:25 +0000
From: Steven McDonald

Hello there again Mr Tedeschi!

It's been a while since I last heard from you.

I was informed you now have a website up and running and just spend an enjoyable half hour or so reading over your site - an excellent read!!

I am very glad to see you have net presence! A first class site and I will be checking back often now I have it bookmarked!

Once I get round to updating my ZX page - I will install a link of some sort to your site!

All the best!


Steven McDonald
Tech/Worlde Website

Subject: Enjoyed your web site
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 97 16:56:02 UT
From: "LeeAnn Sharpe"

I greatly enjoyed browsing your web site. I have collected radios for the last 20 years and have attempted to build a museum collection for display in a local historic district. I am now posting many artifacts online and hope you visit my site sometime in the future once it fills out into something worthwhile. I have also written for SCARS, CHRS, and was past editor for AARC. (Arizona Antique Radio Club).

I visited Brighton a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. If you ever come to Arizona let me know. I love to play tour guide! I own a computer consulting firm and my home page will be accessed through my company site

Lee Sharpe

Subject: Wow...
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 21:09:37, -0500
From: ( JIM CLARK)

I just discovered your is sweet. I am the President of the Michigan Antique Radio Club and appreciate you listing our homepage also. I would also ask you to list our quarterly newsletter under club publications. Our newsletter is called the MARC CHRONICLE and is published quarterly. It comes along with membership in our club (as does the Old Timers Bulletin for the AWA).

Also, I have published a book entitled Jim Clark's E.H. Scott Collectors Guide 1925-1946 that I would also ask you to list. It is available directly from me. Jim Clark, 3520 Okemos Rd. #6, Okemos, MI 48864 USA. It is $29.95 plus handling.

Keep up the good work.

- Jim Clark, MARC President

Subject: Marconi sale stopped!
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 13:57:18 -0500
From: "Neville Dean"

Hi again Enrico!

First opportunity to return to your website since my "protest message".

We did it!!!

Thank you for all the updates and the wonderful news that the Marconi Co. have backed off. Let us hope that a satisfactory outcome ensues and that the entire collection will, in future, be more accessible to all.

Please continue to keep us informed and let us know if any more pressure is needed. If it had not been for your efforts no-one here on this side of "the pond" would have known about it!

Thanks again and I will continue to check your website from time to time.

73. Neville. VA3ITV. Pickering, Ontario, Canada.

Subject: Re: Daniel from Greece
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:04:29 +0200
From: "bdd" ""
To: ""

Hello Enrico,

Well, my full name is Daniel Danielides.
Thanks for your proposal, but currently I don't have a scanner. I agree to keep you informed of the latest news from Greece, dealing with the vintage radio hobby, but apart from an exhibition that I have organised, there isn't any club yet, or swapmeets (only a weekly flea market). But I keep in touch with many collectors, so whenever something noteworthy happens I will report it to you.

During the summer of 1996 I have organised in the city's Design Museum ( the only such museum in Greece) an exhibition for the centennial of radio. I brought together the symbolic number of 100 vintage radios (dating from the 20's through the 90's), some valves and microphones as well as stickers and QSL cards from my personal colection. Photos and text about Marconi and the greek pioneer of radio broadcasting were also exhibited. The exhibition proved to be a large success, both in terms of the visitors' numbers and comments, but also in terms of the media coverage. The sets were gathered from about 15 local collectors.

Subject: Internet access
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 09:54:17 -0800
From: Matthew Downham ""
Organization: n/a

Hi Enrico

I hope that you are well, how is life in Brighton?

Just a note to let you know that I would not ban anyone from the Christie's website. I am sorry that you are having trouble getting onto it, especially as we are constantly improving it.

If you could let me know some more details about your problems I will try to sort this out. We are genuinely experiencing problems because of the volume of traffic that the site is getting, but we are doing our best to overcome this and improve access speeds to it.

I have nothing to do with any of the sales, as I just work on the website. I appreciate your quick response to removing the images from our site and promise you that you are not banned.


Subject: apelllo archivio marconi
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 10:33:05 +0100
From: Mose ""

Salve Enrico,
oggi ho spedito il mesaggio alla GEC-Marconi per dare il mio disapprovo come editore di A.R.M. e come segretario e portavoce dell'A.I.R.E. il messaggio č il seguente:

Spett.le GEC-Marconi A seguito di messaggi avuti dal nostro corrispondente Enrico Tedeschi, intendo con la presente sottolineare il mio disapprovo, personale in primo luogo e a nome della rivista che rappresento Antique Radio Magazini e dell¹A.I.R.E. (Associazione Italiana Radio d¹Epoca) della quale sono segretario, in merito alla Vostra decisione di mettere all¹asta i cimeli di Marconi in Vostro possesso. Un patrimonio storico di tale rilievo e importanza non puo e non deve essere disperso e frazionato.
La mia testata si č gia mobilitata in tal senso, diffondendo il messaggio all¹ Associazione Nazionale di Roma all¹attenzione del responsabile della sezione scientifica, alla Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna, alla Principessa Elettra Marconi, nonchč ad altre testate ed enti e persone con le quali intraprendo relazioni di favore e cortesia.
Cordiali saluti.
Mosč Battocchio

Spero che anche questo serva!
Cordiali saluti
Mosč Battocchio

Subject: Marconi petition
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 06:57:24 -0500 (EST)

I support your efforts to preserve the collection intact. This sale is a disgrace.

Phil Back

Subject: petition
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 09:48:20 -0800
From: Angelo Brunero ""

Marconi archives are property of humanity, and must remain human property: I ask this!
Andrea Borgnino IW1CXZ Radio Amateur and Radio fun and writer

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