ABC TV ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONS 1956 - 1960

The first Engineering Instruction was issued on 2nd October 1956 relating to Charges on ABC for Services to TV OBs. Others followed often in the form of a memo. The following is a compilation of documents reflecting the pressure of keeping administrative control in a time of constructing Television facilities at ABN at a rapid pace to meet on air deadlines. The numbering sequence and issue dates were not always followed. The assembled list is set out in approximate date order. It should be noted that the original instructions were typed on Foolscap paper and when digitised were scanned on a smaller format A4 Scanner. As such a page was often scanned in overlapping sections. The digital images below have been rejoined for web presentation.

The logo to the left was used on Opening Night and remained in use until 30th June 1963 when it was replaced with an evolving series of Lissajous curves.

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Eng Inst. No/Memo
Date
Subject
 
No. 1
2nd October 1956
CHARGES ON A.B.C. FOR SERVICES TO TV O.B. ENGINEERING SECTION
No. 2
No Date shown
RE PURCHASE ITEMS AND REQUISITIONING PROCEDURE
No. 3
No Date shown
MODIFICATIONS TO EQUIPMENT, LAYOUT, CIRCUITS etc.
4 (Issue 1)
No Date shown
EQUIPMENT MONITORING AND FAULT REPORTING
Memo
27th November 1956
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
No. 5
6th December 1956
RECEIPT AND STORAGE OF GOODS
No. 6 (Issue No.1)
22nd January 1957
OPERATIONAL STAFF - INABILITY TO ATTEND FOR DUTY
Memo
No Date Shown
OPERATIONAL STAFF - CHANGE OF DUTY BY ARRANGEMENT
Memo No.3 addendum
8th February 1957
MODIFICATIONS TO EQUIPMENT
No. 8 (Issue No.1)
No Date shown
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
No. 9 (Issue No.1)
9th April 1957
USE OF WORKSHOP MACHINERY
No. 10 (Issue No.1)
10th May 1957
DUTIES OF ENGINEERS AND SUPERVISING TECHNICIANS
Memorandum
22nd November 1957
STORES REQUESTIONING
No. 12 (Issue 1)
17th December 1957
KEYS
13 (Issue 1)
15th January 1958
DRIVING OF TV. ENGINEERING BROADCAST VEHICLES
14 (Interim)
1st April 1958
PLACING IN SERVICE NEW R5161 SCANNING TUBES
A.B.C. Inter Office Memo
11th April 1958
VISITORS
15 (Issue No 1)
14th April 1958
HOURS OF ATTENDANCE
No. 16 (Issue No.1)
25th September 1958
AUTHORITIES TO CARRY OUT DEVELOPMENTAL AND CONSTRUCTIONAL WORK OF ANY KIND
A.B.C. Inter Office Memo
30th September 1958
VISITORS TO THE VIEWING ROOM
17 (Issue No 1)
19th November 1958
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF PROJECTION EQUIPMENT
A.B.C. Inter Office Memo
21st November 1958
STUDIO 22
18 (Issue No 1)
1st December 1958
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDIO 22 LIGHTING CREW
19 (supersedes Instruction No 6)
No Date shown
OPERATIONAL STAFF - INABILITY TO ATTEND FOR DUTY
20 (Issue No 1)
13th January 1959
SAFETY PRECAUTION IN STUDIO 22 LIGHTING
21 (Issue 1)
No Date shown
OPERATION OF GOODS HOIST
22 (Issue 1)
15th January 1959
WORKSHOP STORE PROCEDURE AND DOCKET SYSTEM
23
Missing
 
24
Missing
 
25 (Issue 1)
No Date shown
TOOLS
26 (Issue No 1)
21st September 1959
MINIMUM USAGE RATES FOR CAMERA TUBES
27 (Issue No 1 and Extension)
8th October 1959
STORES REQUISTIONING PROCEDURE
A.B.C. Inter Office Memo
4th November 1959
FIRST AID ATTENDANTS
29 (Issue No 1)
15th January 1960
ENGINEERING STORE HOURS OF OPERATION
30 (Issue No 1)
No Date shown
EMERGENCY ACCESS TO STORE
31
Missing
 
32 (Issue No 1)
No Date shown
MAJOR JOBS AND JOBS OF ASSET VALUE - PROCEDURES
No. 33 (Issue No.1)
25th May 1960
MODIFICATIONS AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
No. 34 (Issue No.1)
25th July 1960
EQUIPMENT FAULT REPORTS