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Mechanical Television

Daven Television Receiver

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Technical information
Advertising literature

This was most likely a home made receiver built from Daven instructions, though it is possible that it was factory made. It has two TRF amplifier stages, a detector stage, and a Daven resistance coupled amplifier, with a connecting cable to attach it to a scanning disk.

We have gotten this set working, using an AM radio transmitter and the Western Visionette scanning disk unit we have.

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Here is another Daven receiver. It is similar to the one shown in the advertisement below, but not identical. It may be a factory made set, or a home made one.

Courtesy of Luc Sirois