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Postwar American Television

DuMont RA-119 Royal Sovereign

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(1951 - 30 inch)

Technical information

This set was by far the largest direct view model of its time, with a 30 inch picture tube. It is the largest black and white set ever made.

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The giant 30BP4, a metal tube with 90 degree deflection. 

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Bonding the glass to the metal cone of the tube

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This set had been restored by its previous owner. We have reassembled it, and it now displays a nice picture 

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Prototype 30 inch set

Popular Science, September 1950

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Crosley also sold a 30 inch set

Courtesy of Bob Dobush