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Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Color Television

RCA Colorama Flying Spot Scanner

This device was made by RCA in the early 60s to allow dealers to display color TV on sets in the showroom. It contains a flying spot scanner with three photocells (one for each primary color) and circuitry to produce a color image from a slide. A split screen image was produced - black and white on one side and color on the other. This is a prototype designed to find out whether dealers would buy them to help sell color sets. Apparently RCA didn't go on to make this a product.

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