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Early Television Early Television
Early Television Early Television
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Postwar American Television

Hamilton's (Stillwater, Oklahoma)

The Motorola 19CK1 in our collection was donated by Gene Hamilton, whose father operated Hamilton's, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Early Television

From left to right, an unidentified young employee. In the background behind truck wearing a suit is Gene's paternal grandfather Verne Hamilton.  The tall guy is an electronics technician named Dale Bird. Far right in the hat is Vernon D. Hamilton Jr.

Early Television

 
Photograph shot inside Hamilton's Appliance, as the store was originally known. Left to right, standing, are Gene's father, Gene's mother Anice F. Hamilton, Dale Bird,  Gene's paternal grandmother Sylvia B. Hamilton with her husband Verne Hamilton..  Crouching is the unidentified young employee again.  

 

Early Television

Gene's father rather uncharacteristically seated at a typewriter