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Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Television Museum

Changes and Additions to the Site

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May 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 More on John Staples' iconoscope camera: The Iconoscope TV Camera at W6BM, Berkeley
  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
Aug 31 Prewar Database updated: RCA TRK-12/120 added
Aug 30 1940 Republican National Convention
  I'm in New York - article about visitor to RCA from Kansas
  WBRC remote van
Aug 22 1940 Philco TV givaway - Radio & Television Mirror
Aug 15 New acquisition: Raytheon TV sign
Aug 14 New scammer: Fred D. Chabot Beware.
Aug 7 Marshall Wozniak's Chromatron page
  Early color programming
  1956 Dinah Shore show - color announcements
Aug 5 Modern Field Sequential set - JVC JVC TM-L450TU
  2015 Form 990-PF
Aug 3 Japanese Field Sequential color set (1953)
July 29 Television in the Cinema Before 1939, An International Annotated Database, by Richard Koszarski and Doron Galili
  Collecting Television's Technological History: Steve McVoy in Conversation with Mark Williams
July 28 Color Database updated: Westinghouse H840CK15 added
July 24 Color TV Showroom
July 19 World's smallest Trinitron set - comments?
July 18 Color Database updated: RCA CTC-4 added
July 17 Color Database updated: Westinghouse H840CK15 added
July 16 Vintage Electronic swapmeet, with the Central Ohio Antique Radio Club, September 24
July 11 Prewar Database updated: Andrea KT-E-5 added
July 1 Polk Brothers advertisement, 1956
  RCA TRK-12 invoice (courtesy of Dave Abramson)
June 28 RCA pamphlet - WNBQ-TV Chicago's color programming for May 15-31 1956
  1959 Philco-Ford, 1965 Cadillac TV sets
June 27 Color Database updated: Silvertone 7140 added
June 26 Don Lindsly's workshop contents free to good home
  Mystery of the KTBX-TV van in Mississippi solved
June 24 Tesla 4001
June 11 An unhappy camper at our Convention
June 10 CBS-TV Slates 47 1/2 Hours of Color Programming in Fall
June 9 Hollis Semple Baird Bringing Electronic TV to Boston (courtesy of AWA Journal and Richard Brewster)
  An Interview with Howard C. Lawrence, Television Engineer (courtesy of AWA Journal and Richard Brewster)
June 7 Auto designer Brook Stevens interview
June 3 New Scammer: Franko Fares ( Beware
May 29 Hazeltine's Colorful Days (courtesy of John Folsom)
May 23 Bright raster on the CRT that Nick Williams rebuilt at the convention
May 18 2017 Early Television Convention Dates set - May 5, 6 and 7
  2016 Museum Membership hits 150. If you aren't a member, please join.
May 13 RCA TRK-12 for sale in classifieds
May 12 RCA Washington, DC UHF field test (courtesy of Chuck Azzalina)
  WRGB 1944 Brochure (courtesy of Cliff Benham)
May 11 The Mechanics of Television, by Peter Yanczer
May 5 Sarkes Tarzian 3000L brochure, pictures at WTTV
  Philco 45-1622. Video Research Labs TVL VHF boosters (donated by Chuck Azzalina)
  KC2XAK Bridgeport, CT
  RCA experimental UHF converters (donated by Chuck Azzalina)
May 3 Wayne Bretl's 2016 Convention Photos
May 2 2016 Convention Auction Results
  Picture of Westinghouse WRT-700 in Forbes Magazine, May 10, 2016
May 1 2016 Convention Report - First successful CRT rebuild at the museum
Apr 28 Color Database updated: Col-R-Tel 100 added
  RCA sound systems at the fair
Aor 23 Mechanical Database updated: Jenkins JD-30 receiver added
Apr 22 Final Reminder - Register for the 2016 Early Television Convention. Monday morning we need to notify the Makoy Center of how many people we will have for lunch and dinner. If you plan to attend, please register now so we can give them an accurate count. This will assure that there will be food for you.
Apr 19 RCA TT-5 to be in the Convention Auction
  Nick Williams will be at the museum from April 27-29, working on rebuilding CRTs. Anyone who is interested in participating is welcome.
Apr 18 New presentation at the Convention: Return of the Queens Messenger
  Prewar Database updated: RCA TT-5 added
Apr 11 Color Database updated: Sylvania 31T304 added
Apr 8 Mechanical Database updated: Western Television Visionette console added
Apr 7 Pictures of the Daven 1931 scanning disk receiver
Mar 14 New acquisition: Lane & Company Panther TV Lamp
Mar 13 Anyone recognize this connector?
  Online archives of several television related magazines at
Mar 12 New acquisition: Sarkes Tarzian 3000L camera
Mar 11 More parts addded to Flybacks, Yokes, etc. for sale
Mar 9 Pictures of VHF boosters and UHF converters
Mar 6 RCA TK-27 film camera
  RCA TP-66 film projector
Mar 5 Volunteers wanted to restore TK-41 modules and support equipment
Mar 2 Progress on restoring our TK-41 color camera
Mar 1 New project: restoring our TK-41 color camera
  Canadian TV set service data added