Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Mechanical Television

Hollis Baird Receiver with Globe Scanning Disk

We have acquired this Hollis Baird receiver with a Globe scanning disk on top. This is the only known set of its kind to survive.

Rear of cabinet

This is a detail of the speaker grille cloth.


This is a closeup of the radio tuning dial. It tunes both the AM broadcast band and the 2-3 mHz television band assigned in 1930. There are two chassis inside the cabinet, a model R-7-T AM receiver, and a model C-3-5 shortwave adaptor.

The scanning disk assembly is for the 60 line standard, made by Globe.