Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Television Museum

2006 Early Television Convention

The 2006 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio. Because of the cold weather we've had each year, the buffet lunch, presentations, and banquet were held at the Makoy Center, a conference facility about 2 blocks from the museum. 


RCA and the Innovation of Electronic Television, 1923-1945 Alex Magoun, director of the David Sarnoff Library
Restoration of Early Video Recordings from 1927-1935. Don McLean
A 60 Line Mirror Screw Receiver Peter Yanczer
The 1937 Russian TK-1 (RCA RR-359) Darryl Hock
An Overview of The Radio & Television Museum, Bowie, MD Brian Belanger, Curator
The TV Dinner Club Museum, Akron, OH Dave Blewette
Color Wheel NTSC Converter Cliff Benham
Dalto Giant Theater Color Projection Unit Chuck Azzalina

Events in gray were at the museum. Those in green were at the Makoy Center. Friday, April 28


6:00 9:00

Meet other collectors at the museum. Cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks.

Saturday, April 29

7:30 8:30 Swap Meet setup
8:30 11:00  Registration and Swap Meet
11:00 11:30    Auction
11:45 12:30    Buffet Lunch
12:30 3:00    Presentations
3:00 3:30    Break
3:30 5:30    Presentations
5:30 7:00 Browse the museums collection, talk to fellow collectors
7:00 - 9:00    Banquet

Sunday, April 30

9:00 5:00     Browse the museums collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museums collection.

Here is what went on in the 2004 and 2005 conventions.

Here are some pictures, courtesy of Wayne Bretl and Steve Dichter. Other pictures can be seen at the NJARC website.

Friday Afternoon and Evening

Unloading and assembling Chuck Azzalina's monster Dalto color projection set:

Finally working (the next morning)

Inspecting the impossibly wide deflection angle CRT and CRT cutaway donated by Thompson:

Testing the NIB 15GP22 donated by Thompson:

Collectors touring the museum:

Steve Dichter's display of early color articles:

Darryl Hock's Russian TK1 (RR35):

Saturday Morning Swap Meet and Auction


Lunch and the Presentations

Back to the museum, for the last two presentations (Darryl has his TK1 with him) :

Dinner at the Makoy Center

Sunday at the Museum