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Postwar American Television

 Philco Safari

Early Television

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(1959 - 1 inch projection tube)

Technical information

Early Television

This is the first truly portable TV set, powered by a small battery, and made using transistors. Our set was donated by Bill and Myrtie Simmons and David and Rosemary League of Eagle Rock, Virginia. The Safari was the first of many micro television sets, many of which are shown at this website.

Early Television

 

Early Television

An earlier battery portable

Early Television

Early Television

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