Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Broadcast Equipment

RCA TK-31 Field Camera

This camera was introduced in 1950 and was the standard field camera for almost a decade. Some stations also used them as studio cameras. Restoration of this camera will require several additional units, including a camera control unit, which we don't yet have.

RCA broadcast equipment catalog
RCA 1959 broadcast equipment price list
Jim Diaz's RCA TK-31 restoration


This is a TM-5 master monitor for this camera. This monitor was the first one sold by RCA, in 1947.

Robert Ehert RCA television engineer is showing Alma Mitchell the Image Orthicon camera's inside. They claim the camera can see in the dark. (January 31, 1947)