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Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5


Early Color Television

Who Sold the First NTSC Color Set to the Public?

December 18, 1953: Admiral C1617A offered for sale. Newspaper articles (courtesy of Marshall Wozniak)

December 21, 1953: Raytheon issues a press release saying that they have delivered 15 inch set to their distributors.

December 30, 1953: Admiral delivered sets to its distributors on December 30.

The book Watching TV - Four Decades of American Television, by Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik, says that Admiral started selling sets on this date (Thanks to TVHistory.TV and Steve Dichter for this information)

Model C1617A

March or April, 1954: Advertisments appear for the Westinghouse H940CK15, priced at $1,295. About 500 were sold.

June, 1954: RCA starts selling its CT-100. About 4000 were sold.