Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
The British Broadcasting Corporation
web site is: www.bbc.co.uk
Equipment Department - A specialist department of BBC Engineering Division between 1924 and 1993
Equipment Department was created in 1924 and developed into a large department that manufactured and tested equipment needed by the BBC. After 1947, a large proportion of the equipment that it produced was designed by Designs Department. ED also included the BBC's Central Stores, Transport and the Receiver Section which installed and maintained television sets for important people, including royalty. From 1929 ED was based at Avenue House in Clapham and in 1958 it moved to Avenue House in Chiswick.
Equipment Department's "Control of Engineering Material, it's Acquisition, Storage and Transport" is described in this CEMAST booklet.pdf
ED122 "Specification for the Wiring of Equipment" is a 185 page document that
covers this subject is some detail. Guy Stanbury has scanned it but the
resultant PDF is 113MB, which is too large for this website. If you would
like more information please click
here to send an email
(which will be passed on to Guy).
B2.6 Colour Coding
Avenue House, Power Road, Chiswick. Home of Equipment Department (and later D&ED) from 1958 - 1993
Avenue House shortly before Design and Equipment Department closed down in 1993