Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Television Stations

The W9XK Camera and Transmitter


The scanner has a 1000 watt incandescent lamp and three lenses. The photocell unit has 10 tubes connected in parallel. The scanner lens assembly and disk are visible in the center.

This camera was made by Western Television for W9XK. Total cost was about $500. Western supplied this same camera to a number of TV stations both in the U.S. and in Mexico and Canada.

(From the book Pioneering in Educational Television, by E. B. Kurtz and courtesy of Rick Plummer)