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Sept 21 CBS microscope camera
   
Sept 17 Barry Bennett's progress on restoring the museum's TK-41
   
Sept 12 Photos of TV sets in the 40s and 50s - from Ralph Sargent
   
Sept 5 Ultra-High-Frequency Television Converters
   
Sept 4 Early color TV demonstrations
  More documents from Craig Christensen posted
   
Sept 3 John Christensen - CBS color TV engineer
   
Aug 31 Zenith Flashmatic advertisement
  North Hollywood Television and Radio
   
Aug 30 Barry Bennett's progress on restoring the museum's TK-41
  Live Webcast from the site of Farnsworth's original lab in San Francisco with a special event celebrating inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth on Sept 7th.
   
Aug 29 RCA TK-41 December 1953 Press Photo
   
Aug 28 U. S. A. and the Problems of Television (1937 article)
   
Aug 27 We now have the 405 line modulator kit in stock.
   
Aug 21 Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-9 added
  2016 Early Television Foundation Tax Return
   
Aug 18 Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-12 added
   
Aug 17 We are looking for a safety glass from a 21FJP22. Anyone have one they can spare?
   
Aug 11 Fall Vintage Electronics Swapmeet
  Mechanical Database updated: Jenkins 200, J-D Receiver added
   
Aug 8 Dave Sager - Litton CRT glassblower
   
Aug 6 RCA Radiograms from the 1939 World's Fair
   
Aug 4 Ohio:, For Your Viewing Pleasure Blog about visit to the museum
   
Aug 3 Color Database updated; Admiral C322C added
   
July 29 Chuck Pharis' TK-41 restoration
   
July 27 New bathroom at the museum
   
July 25 Who Sold the First NTSC Color Set to the Public?
   
June 30 GE 15CL100 on display at an Akron, Ohio department store
   
June 26 Color Database Summary updated: Admiral C1617A added
   
June 25 TV chassis for sale at the museum
   
June 24 Help us repave our parking lot. Make a donation to our Go Fund Me campaign.
   
June 23 1936 Texas Exhibition - Television Telephone card
   
June 20 Blog by Eduardo Suarez with information on a RCA TJ-48 van in Cuba.
  Museum building donated to the Early Television Foundation
   
June 17 Televisionmachine.com - Byron Ake's site
  Color Database updated: Westinghouse H840CK15 added
   
June 16 Emerson TV set in a 1959-60 Cadillac
   
June 15 The Electronic Side of Color Media - article by Richard Wirth
   
June 11 Norway Radio and Television Museum
  Thomas to Produce Lawrence Color Tube
   
June 6 DuMont B1103 developmental 19 inch color CRT
   
May 29 Article in Hilliard Northwest News about the 2017 Convention
   
May 28 Barry Bennett takes on the TK-41 restoration project
   
May 25 Sentinel 806-CM 15 inch color set
  Lang Radio and TV Service - Boonville, MO
   
May 23 Dummy security camera
  More on the TNT projector
  More on the RCA Clubman
   
May 22 More on the portable sync generator
  Televising the 1948 London Olympics - courtesy of Steve Dichter
   
May 20 New acquisition: Philco lighted sign
   
May 18 More on the portable sync generator, high resolution photos of the front and rear
   
May 17 Article about the museum by Stewart Wolpin in the Huffington Post
   
May 14 New acquisition: Portable sync generator?
   
May 11 Revised list of serial numbers of surviving RCA CT-100s
  2017 Convention report
  New acquisitions: RCA Clubman, Theatre Network Television projection set
   
May 2 RCA CTC-5 Wingate for sale in the classifieds
   
Apr 27 1 week until the Convention - Register Now
  Schedule changes for the convention: Restoration workshop moved to Saturday afternoon
   
Apr 26 More Convention Auction items
  Motorola VK-101M
   
Apr 24 RCA CT-100 in classifeds
   
Apr 23 Radio & TV News article about Sentinel remote control
   
Apr 20 2 weeks until the Convention - Register Now
   
Aor 19 Color Database updated: Motorola 21CT2 added
   
Apr 16 1939 HRTI booklet with data on British valves courtesy of Neil Bousfield
   
Apr 10 Revised list of serial numbers of surviving RCA CT-100s
  Pictures of Raytheon 15 inch color prototype chassis
   
Apr 9 Photo of TRK-12 at FDR home
   
Apr 6 More on The Iconoscope TV Camera at W6BM, Berkeley
   
Apr 5 RCA 21-CT-55 for sale in classifieds
   
Apr 3 Newspaper articles (courtesy of Marshall Wozniak) about Admiral 15 inch color sets
  50s NBC tin toy
  More Convention Auction items
   
Apr 2 What's Happening with TV Around the World - Popular Mechanics article, June 1953
   
Mar 31 Prewar Database updated: Marconi 707 added
   
Mar 27 Video about the museum by SF Productions Podcast Network
   
Mar 25 Was Raytheon the first manufacturer to sell NTSC color sets to the public?
  Raytheon 19 inch color set
  Who Sold the First NTSC Color Set to the Public?
   
Mar 23 More on the unidentified (probably SKF monitor) color wheel
   
Mar 21 Unidentified (maybe SKF) color wheel
   
Mar 20 Cabinet restoration of a RCA TRK-9
   
Mar 17 Tentative list of presentations at the 2017 Convention
  1938 letters from Hollywood Radio and Television Institute
   
Mar 11 New items added to 2017 Convention Auction
   
Mar 9 More on John Yurkon's all glass 15GP22 project
   
Mar 8 More on GE 3D color system
   
Mar 6 Partial WGSF-TV website mirrored
   
Mar 5 Join our Mailing List
   
Mar 1 GEC BT 8090
   
Feb 28 Mechanical Database updated: Unidentified British mirror drum scanner added
   
Feb 27 Provideo Coalition articles by Richard Wirth
   
Feb 23 Russian T2 - 1949
   
Feb 17 Employee badge from American Television Laboratories
   
Feb 14 1946 Iconoscope camera from WPTZ
   
Feb 13 KSD-TV Station ID
   
Feb 12 KSD-TV St. Louis 70th Anniversary
  The Polish Polymath Who Came Up With Television For Opera – In 1878
   
Feb 11 D. Ballauf Mfg. Co. 24 line Nipkow disk scanner
  Unidentified 60 line lens drum scanner
  Mechanical Database updated: D. Ballauf Mfg. Co. 24 line Nipkow disk scanner and Unidentified 60 line lens drum scanner added
   
Feb 9 Man demonstrating the "tilt-top" feature of the 1954 Admiral C1617A color receiver
   
Feb 1 2017 Convention auction items
   
Jan 31 Joël Poulain's collection
   
Jan 29 Vericolor microscope camera
   
Jan 28 Cadillac in Don Lee Studio
   
Jan 25 Tung-Sol CRT comic book advertisement
   
Jan 24 TV service and sales companies - 1940s and 50s
  KTTV studios picture
  Coast-to-Coast Television Seen in 1946
  Television Goes Aloft
  G. E. C. 1928 advertisement
  TV sets in motels
  Admiral sign - San Francisco
   
Jan 19 RF booster for GE HM-185
  Presentations needed for the 2017 Convention
   
Jan 10 Gudmundur Trausti Fridriksson and the 6BK4
   
Jan 9 Register now for the 2017 Convention
   
Jan 7 Some humor for the new year
  1950-60 antenna advertisements
   
Jan 2 Baird's first television demonstration
   
Jan 1 Happy New Year!
  Sets added to the databases in 2016: Mechanical 4, Prewar 7, Color 10
   
Dec 29 Prewar Database updated: Marconi 705 added
   
Dec 22 Rubin 102 (Russia, 1957)
  Pye_Pedigree (Australia)
  Philco's prediction for television - 1939
   
Dec 21 Zenith converter -  Hinged to swing out of the way for B&W broadcasts. Courtesy of Steve Dichter
   
Dec 17 15 inch Scott color set
   
Dec 8 San Antonio, Texas 1947 television demonstration
   
Dec 7 Philco 48-1000 assembly line
   
Dec 5 Roger DuPouy's Website added. Roger has stopped his mechanical television activity, so we have added his site here to preserve it for the future.
  More information on the RCA 500/510A demonstration unit.
   
Nov 26 Admiral 19A11 Deflection circuit
   
Nov 22 A Precision CRT 1955 (YouTube video - courtesy of Dave Sice
   
Nov 20 Safar Telepantoscope
   
Nov 19 Smith Kline and French medical color TV in Australia
   
Nov 16 RCA 510-A Television Equipment Cabinet
  Prewar Database updated: RCA 510-A Television Equipment Cabinet added
   
Nov 14 Chuck Pharis' Prototype TK-40 Restoration
  Mechanical Database updated: Hollis Baird 26/36 added
   
Nov 13 More progress on John Yurkon's 15GP22 project
  BBC TV News Story on the 80th Anniversary Launch of BBC TV
   
Nov 11 John Staples' iconoscope camera
  Smith Kline and French mobile medical system in the UK
  General Electric 15CL100 article
  Single Line Scanning (Scophony system)
  Recording TV on Tape (UK, 1958)
   
Oct 30 Video about Diamond Power and their Image Dissector tube
   
Oct 23 More on Paramount Video Recording Rack
   
Oct 21 Setchell Carlson brochures
   
Oct 20 Paramount Video Recording Rack
  Home made kinescope recorder
   
Oct 16 Hugo Holden's replica Argus
   
Oct 13 Pictures from RCA TK-1C monoscope
   
Oct 9 RCA Model 139 Television Alignment Oscillator
  Color drum from a field sequential camera
   
Oct 5 Early color sets from outside the U.S.
   
Oct 2 Marconi B. D. 876 experimental British color receiver
  British experimental color set gallery
   
Oct 1 Color Database updated: Experimental Marconi color projection set added
   
Sept 28 Postwar Broadcast Equipment Technical Information
   
Sept 27 New acquisition: Zenith Phonevision converter
   
Sept 23 Postwar TV in the Rest of the World
   
Sept 17 RCA TK-1C Monoscope
   
Sept 11 More pictures of 1947-49 Polish experimental set
   
Sept 7 Philco prewar TV set giveaways
   
Sept 2 Color Database updated: RCA CTC-4 added