Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Broadcast Equipment

Dage Industrial Camera and Sync Generator

These cameras were made in the mid 1950s. They use the Vidicon camera tube, which was considerably smaller and cheaper than the Image Orthicon.

Dage color camera
George Fathauer, founder of Dage
Brochures featuring Dage broadcast equipment.


50-A Vidicon Camera

This is Dage's first vidicon camera, probably produced around 1954. It produces a video output and requires no external sync generator. It was a low-cost camera for industrial use.

100-A Camera

Dage camera used by ABC during Eisenhower inaugural parade, January 1957

400-A Sync Generator