Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Television Museum

2009 Early Television Convention 

The 2009 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio. The buffet lunch, presentations, and banquet were at the Makoy Center, a conference facility about 2 blocks from the museum.  This year we again had live video coverage of the event on the internet.

Please take a minute to give us your comments on this year's convention.

The live and silent auctions brought in a total of about $9,000. This year donations to the museum from convention attendees totaled an amazing $3,150, a new record. Thanks to all of you for your generosity. Thanks also to the presenters, those who brought displays, and everyone who helped make  the convention a success.

Here are some photos of the event. Thanks to Wayne Bretl and Steve Dichter.

Here is a video of Stan Lebar's tour of the museum.

On display at this year's convention:

Jerome Halphen presented a slide show about the CRT rebuilding process at RACS

Chuck Pharis arrived early at the Convention early to get a TK-30 camera working. Unfortunately, there were too many bad capacitors for him to get the camera working. Next year we hope he can finish the project.

Cliff Benham displayed a CBS field sequential set using a tri-color CRT but no wheel, a small two-color set with a wheel, and a three color field sequential set.

Pete Deksnis had a plug-'n-play version of the composite interface adapter we used at the '07 convention.

Gary Davis had his two vidicon tube color camera, which he gave a presentation on at the 2003 convention.

Here is a list of presentations at this year's convention:

The 1931 RCA Field Trial Set Darryl Hock
The Museum of Radio and Technology Lloyd McIntyre
An Inspiring, Colorful Life - The Life of Walter Bruch Dr. Reinhard Bruch
Live from the Moon - Television on the Apollo Missions Mark Gray
Apollo TV Cameras - Neil Armstrong to Aleksey Leonov Stan Lebar
My 1951 Editorial on the CBS-RCA Color War Don Saltzman

Recognizing a Forgotten Television Visionary

ames O'Neal

Events in gray were at the museum. Those in green were at the Makoy Center

Friday, May 1


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.

Saturday, May 2

7:30 am - 8:30 am Swap Meet setup
8:30 am - 11:00 am Registration and Swap Meet
8:30 am - 6 pm Silent Auction
10:00 am - 11:30 Live Auction
11:45 am - 12:30 pm    Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Presentations
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm   Presentations
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Banquet

Sunday, May 3

9:00 am - 3:00 pm     Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection.

Here is what went on in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Conventions.