Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Welcome to the Early Television Foundation and Museum

The Early Television Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the technology from the early days of television. Our website's mission is to preserve and make available to the public the history of early television, from the mechanical systems of the 1920s through the introduction of color televsion in the 1950s. 

Time to renew your membership for 2016

The 2016 Convention will be April 29-May 1

2015 Convention Report

The Early Television Museum and Foundation depends on donations to fund their operations. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Early Television Foundation.  Become a Member of the Museum.

RCA TJ-48 Mobile Television Van

Recent Additions to our Collection

CBS "Slave" receiver

Hollis Baird 36



DuMont 15 inch color prototype


CBS/Reminton Rand Vericolor Camera

Emerson C-502

In the Museum's Collection

Mechanical TV from 1928-1932 Pre-1945 Broadcast Equipment Pre-1945 Television Antennas
Pre-1945 Television Postwar Broadcast Equipment Postwar Television Antennas
American TV from 1945-1959 Color Broadcast Equipment Postwar Television Accessories
British, European and South American TV - 1946 to 1962 Pre-1945 Picture Tubes Pre-1945 Television Test Equipment
Early Color TV from 1950-1960 Postwar Picture Tubes Postwar Television Test Equipment
Mechanical Broadcast Equipment Color Picture Tubes Dealer Display Items

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