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Early Broadcast Equipment

Remote Telecasting Vans

United States

Vans by RCA
DuMont Telecruiser
Helicopters and Airplanes

 

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KTBX-TV mobile van

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WLW mobile van

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KTLA

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Using a Checker Marathon Airport Limo (Checker was famous for being the predominant New York cab for years). Late 50s or early 60s.

Courtesy of John Pinckney

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WBRC (Birmingham, Alabama) Van, mid 50s. Notice that a 16 mm camera was used rather than a TV camera.

Courtesy of Jim in Seattle

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NBC remote using 1953 Cadillac

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Here is a photo for you from around 1960 showing news coverage of a statue being cleaned in Volunteer Park, Seattle ... was that breaking news?

KING calls themselves 'First in the Northwest' but that's not quite true.  They took over operations of the failing KRSC a few months after it started. -

Courtesy of Jim from Seattle

Television Coverage of the Presidential Inauguration (Courtesy of Dave Sica)

British and European Vans

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Van used by Portuguese Television (Mid 50s)

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1957 Hungarian production van, apparently using Pye equipment.

Courtesy of Kalm r Zolt n

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RAI (Italian) production van, 1954

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Courtesy of Jim in Seattle

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Fernseh GmbH O.B. TV Truck(1963)

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BBC Type 2 Colour mobile control room (1969)

 

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(Courtesy of the Virtual Museum of the Broadcast TV Camera)

British BBC MCR21 (1963)

Museum of the Broadcast TV Camera restoration project

Project Vivat

South American Vans

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Courtesy of Luis Eduardo Larrosa Trinidad