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2017 Early Television Convention

This year's convention was held Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7.

Thanks to all our volunteers and presenters. Without you the convention would not be possible.

See you next year.

Here is a summary of the convention:

Attendance: 115 (125 in 2016)
Saturday Dinner: 65 (73 in 2016)
Auction Sales $14,866 ($24,089 in 2016)
Donations $2,862 ( $6,608 in 2016)
Net income to ETF $11,944 ($20,296 in 2016)


Wayne Bretl's Photos
Auction Results


Presentations and Workshop

Conversations with Vladimir Zworykin Mike Molnar
From Baird to Belle Isle: A Brief History of Television in South East Michigan Benjamin Moyer
The CBS Electronic Video Record, EVR, and its Player Olin Shuler
A Look At The Early History of Los Angeles' W6XYZ/KTLA and The Influence of Klaus Landsberg In Creating This Television Facility James O'Neal
Progress On An All-Glass 15GP22 John Yurkon
History and Use of the 1952 RCA TK-40 Prototype Chuck Pharis
Workshop: Steps For Restoration and Repair of Tube Type TV Sets Chuck Azar


Events in gray will be at the museum and those in green at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center

Friday, May 5

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CRT rebuilding demonstration and workshop
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection

Saturday, May 6

7:30 am – 8:30 am Swap Meet setup
8:30 am – 11:00 am Registration and Swap Meet
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Silent Auction
9:00 am - 11:45 am Live Auction
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm   Presentations
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Presentations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Steps for Restoration and Repair of Tube Type TV Sets - Workshop by Chuck Azar
About 6:00 pm Silent Auction closes
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner

Sunday, May 7

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.
10:00 am - 10:30 am Early Television Foundation Annual Meeting
10:30 am – 11:00 am  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum