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Postwar American Television

1945-60 American Sets

Immediately after World War Two production of TV sets started in the U.S. In 1946, only a few stations were on the air, and broadcasting hours were very limited. By 1949, almost all major cities had at least one station. At the end of 1946, only 44,000 homes had a TV set; by the end of 1949, there were 4.2 million TV homes. By 1953, 50% of American homes had television.

In the late 40s, A T & T started building a microwave and coaxial cable network to tie together TV stations in the U.S. The network started on the east coast, but by 1950 it had been expanded to the south and midwest. By 1956, most cities were linked to network programming.

There is a good selection of pictures of postwar American sets, along with a lot of advertising material, at Television History - the First 75 Years.

Accessories Postwar Broadcasting
Advertising literature Picture Tubes
Antennas Promotional Items
Eckhard Etzold's Website  

 

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American Sets in our collection

Alphabetical listing of postwar sets in our collection

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1945-46 Sets

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  Belmont 21A21

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DuMont RA-101 "Custom"

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Farnsworth 1945 Prototype

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RCA 621TCS

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RCA 630TCS  

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Telicon Projection

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Viewtone VP100

 

1947 Sets

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Andrea T-VJ12

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Crosley "Swing-a-View"

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DuMont RA-102 "Clifton"  

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DuMont RA-103 "Chatham"

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DuMont demodulator

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FADA TV-30

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General Electric 801

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General Electric 901

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Motorola VK-101M

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Motorola VT-105

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RCA 641TS

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RCA 648PTK

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RCA 721TS

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RCA 721TCS

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RCA 730TV1

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Rembrandt (Remington) 1950

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Sightmaster S-15

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Stromberg Carlson Console TV-12

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Stromberg Carlson Table Model TV-12  

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Telekit (Electro-Technical Industries) 7 Kit

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Telekit 10A

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Transvision Kit

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Transvision Kit in cabinet

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Transvision Kit in TeleKit cabinet

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Transvision Kit with 5 inch CRT

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United States Television T-507

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United States Television T-530

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Videograph Television Jukebox

 

1948 Sets

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  Admiral 19A11

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Admiral 20X122

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Airline 94GSE-3011B

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Airline 94GSE-3018A

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Andrea T-VK12

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Automatic TV-709

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  Capehart-Farnsworth 651-P

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Capehart-Farnsworth 661-P

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Crosley 9-425

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Emerson 610

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  Emerson 628

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Garod 930-TV

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  General Electric 802

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General Electric 803

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Hallicrafters T-54

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 Majestic 18C91  

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Motorola VK-106

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Motorola VT-71

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Motorola 7VT-5B

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Motorola 9T1

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  Olympic RTU-3H

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Philco 48-700

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  Philco 48-1000

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  Philco 48-1001

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  Philco 48-2500

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Pilot TV-37

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  Radio Craftsman RC-101

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  Raytheon-Belmont 7DX21

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Raytheon-Belmont 7DX22-P

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  RCA 8T241

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RCA 8TR29

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RCA Berkshire

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RCA Clubman

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Regal TV-1230

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Scott 6T11

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Sentinel 400-TV

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  Sightmaster Americana

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Snaider Auditorium

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 Teletone TV-220

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Telindustries 1948 Prototype

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  Temple TV-1776

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Tradiovision Model 13

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Transvision 10 Inch Kit

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Videodyne 10-FM

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Westinghouse H-196

 

1949 Sets

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 Admiral 20X136

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  Ambassador 612

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Automatic TVP-490

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  Bendix 2020

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Bendix 235-MA

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Bowers TC270-17

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  Crosley 9-403MA

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DuMont RA-108 

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  Electromatic 101  

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Emerson 608

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Emerson 609

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Emerson 611

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  Emerson 649

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Fada 930

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General Electric 800

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General Electric 810

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General Electric 10T4

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Grinnell

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  Hallicrafters 600

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Homemade Projection

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  Homemade 1949 Set

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  Meck XA-701  

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Midwest JR-32

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Motorola 10VT10

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Muntz M21

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  National Videometer

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National TV-7W

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NRI Kit

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  Phaostron P-18-C

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Philco 49T-1150

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RCA 9PC41

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  RCA 9-T-246  

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  Scott 800BT

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Sparton 4940

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  Sparton 4951

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Stewart Warner 9100A

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Stromberg Carlson TC-18LX

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Teletone TV-209

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 Zenith 28T92

 

1950-70 Sets

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American Television 14T6

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Andrea C-VL16

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A T & T Model 2 Picturephone

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  DuMont Royal Sovereign

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Electrical Products Projector

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Giant View Projector

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GPL PB-611 Projector

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Hallicrafters 511

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Hospix

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Muntz 17A3A

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Philco 50-701

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Philco Safari

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Philco Tandem Predicta

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Raytheon C-1104

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Raytheon M-1101

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  Raytheon  M-1106

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RCA 14-S-7070

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Sprayberry Kit

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Sylvania Dualette

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Zenith Flashmatic

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Theatre Network Television Projection Set