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Early Electronic Television

 RCA

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TT-5  (1939) 5 inch. Vision only. Original price $199.50

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TRK-5 (1939) 5 inch. Original price $295

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TRK-9 (1939) and TRK-90 (1940) 9 inch. Original price $450

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TRK-12 (1939) and TRK-120 (1940) 12 inch. Original price $600.

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1932 Field Test Prototype

Early Television

1936 RR-359 Field Test Prototype

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1936 RR-366 Prototype

This set did not have an audio amplifier, but instead broadcast the sound on a short wave frequency for reception on a standard radio

 

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TRP-90

Made during World War Two

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1939 Projection Set

 

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Zworykin 1929 CRT receiver

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1943 Ten Inch TT-5 (probably only an artists rendition)

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RCA 1940 $200 Receiver

Early Television

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Early Television

This picture was taken at the 1939 World's Fair.  The tube was called a "flask" design.  It was a way to get a larger and flat screen.  The picture tube was in the shape of an iconoscope.  I imaging only the one was made.  I did see some reference to the spare tubes on hand for the fair and there was a spare tube at the time. (Information courtesy of Jeff Lendaro)