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Early Electronic Television

General Electric Porta Color

Paul Pelczynski, who was a project engineer for the development of this set, sent us this:

General Electric Co., in 1966 introduced an 11 inch portable color receiver called "Porta Color". It incorporated the first on the market CRT with an in-line gun configuration, used vacuum tubes (GE Compactrons) and had a weight of only 24 pounds. At the peak of demand, 2000 sets were produced a day. Production lasted until the late 1970s. A solid state version was introduced later.

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Early Television

Early Television

Solid State Porta Color

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Mexican Version

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Early Television

German Version, sold by Kuba

Early Television
Early Television

Early Television

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