Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Postwar American Television

Tradiovision - Other Models



Model 9 (1947)

Popular Science, March 1947

Electronics, January 1947


In 1946, the first U.S. coin-operated television to be publicly exhibited was displayed in New York City. It operated when a 25-cent coin was inserted. The receiver, named the Tradio-Vision, contained 20 tubes and a 5-in cathode ray tube that reflected a 500-line image on  mirror on the lid of its metal cabinet (16-in high, 8-in deep, 9-in wide). The manufacturer was Tradio Inc., of Asbury Park, N.J.

Model 20 (1951)