Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Broadcast Equipment

RCA TK-20 Iconoscope Film Chain Camera

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After World War Two, RCA introduced image orthicon cameras for studio and remote pickup use. However, the pre-1945 1850 iconoscope was used in their film chain camera. The iconoscope was capable of producing a better picture if it had a large amount of light, which was possible in a film chain. The above camera and stand were donated by the Ohio Historical Society.

Here is the camera with the TP-16 projector