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. 


Donate to the museum on Giving Tuesday, November 28

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2018 Early Television Convention

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

RCA Clubman

Theatre Network Television Projection Set

RCA TK-1C Monoscope

Portable Sync Generator?


CBS/Reminton Rand Vericolor Camera

Zenith Flashmatic

In the Museum's Collection

Mechanical television Pre-1945 Broadcast Equipment Pre-1945 Television Antennas
Pre-1945 Television Postwar Broadcast Equipment Postwar Television Antennas
American postwar television Color Broadcast Equipment Postwar Television Accessories
British, European and South American postwar television Pre-1945 Picture Tubes Pre-1945 Television Test Equipment
Early Color television Postwar Picture Tubes Postwar Television Test Equipment
Mechanical Broadcast Equipment Color Picture Tubes Dealer Display Items

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