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275x250.jpg For £5,000 you could buy a top of the range 3D television complete with HD, surround sound and built-in apps with internet access… or you could buy this.

Britain's oldest working television set, built in 1936, is expected to sell for around £5,000 when it's auctioned later this month.

The 12 inch Marconi type–702 television was originally bought for £100 on November 26, just three weeks after television transmissions began in London.

But the new owner didn't have much luck, three days after the purchase the Crystal Palace transmitter burned down and they couldn't receive pictures again until 1946.

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