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Sept 18 ATI Curriculum for the Degree Bachelor of Science in Television Engineering
   
Sept 17 Jenkins Instruction Book
   
Sept 16 Pye 838
  BBC 1939 audience survery letter
  Jenkins JK-20
   
Sept 7 Reminder - Fall Swapmeet is Tomorrow
   
Sept 6 Ad for Westinghouse 19 inch color set in the Pittsburgh Press
  Surviving Early Color Database Summary updated: Westinghouse H840CK15 added
   
Sept 2 General Electric wired remote
   
Aug 30 Mysteries at the Museum features the Early Television Museum
   
Aug 29 Color TV in Milwaukee - 1954
  Television in Milwaukee
   
Aug 26 Mechanical Database Summary updated: Jenkins 100 added
   
Aug 25 Audio clip of Franklin Roosevelt from 1944, in which he mentions television
   
Aug 23 Our parking lot has been repaired
   
Aug 14 Peter Scott's Emitron web pages
  Peter Scott's Prewar Television web pages
  Peter Scott's 1936 Olympics web pages
   
Aug 12 CBS and New York’s Grand Central Terminal - an article by Richard Wirth
  General Electric Single Tube Color Camera
   
Aug 11 Motion Pictures by Ether Waves - 1925 article
   
Aug 10 ETF Annual Meeting minutes, May 6, 2018
   
Aug 8 RCA TRK-12 for sale in Classifieds
  More information on our Motorola 16CK1
  Details for September 8 Fall Swapmeet
   
Aug 5 Museum audio tours
   
Aug 3 NTSC color work at the CBS color studio (courtesy of Wayne Bretl)
  Color Database Summary updated: Sylvania 451 added
   
Aug 2 Fall Swapmeet with be September 8. Details to follow.
  New acquisition: Motorola 16CK1
  Color Database Summary updated: Motorola 16CK1, Motorola 19CK2 and Westinghouse 890CKU19 added.
   
July 30 New acquisition: Diamond Power 400 Utiliview camera
   
July 26 German Tonne WW2 guided missle camera
  German miniature "super iconoscope" camera tube
   
July 23 Sears, Brooklyn CBS color TV demonstration (July 1951)
  Documents relating to my Paul Steen, instructor at the American Radio Institute in 1951
   
July 22 New acquistion: Raytheon-Belmont 7DX22-P
   
July 19 Article in Atlas Obscura, July 11, 2018
   
June 29 Carlos Alberto Fazano has just published a book titled "The Thermionic Age in Brazil. A Historical overview on valves and kinescopes."
  ATSC 3.0 Engineering Conference reception at the museum.
   
June 21 New acquisition: Drug store tube tester
  Image from a monoscope from California that was donated to the museum.
   
June 18 First U.S. TV set for sale to the public before World War Two
  Scophony Theater Television
  Scophony Television Plans
  Scophony Video System Explained to FCC
  Television Signals Flow throught a Metal Pipe
  Energy Flows Through a Pipe
  Visual Receivers Pushed in London
  Television Receivers Abroad
  Television Activity is Spurred as Paramount Acquires Rights
  Farnsworth Shows Visual Equipment
   
June 9 Many thanks to Ken Ellis of Columbus for his work in cleaning up the mess outside the museum. He spent many hours picking up, bagging and putting stuff on the trailer to be hauled away.
   
May 21 Surviving Color Database Summary updated: Westinghouse H840CK15 added
   
May 16 Surviving Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-120 added
   
May 15 WBNS-TV Out of Bounds segment about the Early Television Museum
   
May 11 Articles and items relating to Farnsworth from Phil Savenik
  WHIO-TV, Dayton, Ohio
   
May 10 Resolution charts and test patterns
   
May 9 2018 Convention report and photos
  Dan Jones' Philco Predicta workshop at the 2018 Convention
  CBS sign
  LongWeekends article
   
May 4 New acquision: Raytheon 15 inch color prototype
   
May 3 Estate Planning for Television Collectors
   
May 1 Surviving Color Database Summary updated: Raytheon prototype 15" added
  Home Television Magnetic-Tape Player
   
Apr 27 New acquisition: 6 foot tall RCA Nipper
   
   
April 21 New acquisition: Channel Master antenna rotor display
   
   
Apr 15 Revised list of surviving RCA CT-100s
   
Apr 5 New Shape for Color TV Tubes - 25 inch Rectangular (courtesy of Tom Kredatus)
   
Mar 31 RCA 30 KW UHF transmitter
   
Mar 28 Index of books and magazines, pamplets, etc.. now online
   
Mar 24 More information on Jenkins mechanical sets
  Mechanical Database Summary updated: Jenkins 202 and JD-30 added
   
Mar 22 Surviving Early Electronic Set Database Summary updated: Andrea 1-F-5 added
   
Mar 19 Color picture tube interchangeablity guide
   
Mar 15 Mechanical Database Summary updated: Plew 1934 scanning disk added
   
Mar 9 New acquisition: Scott 6T11
   
Mar 8 Camera Cranes from the Beginning
   
Mar 7 Theater Television on the Rise - Televiser Monthly article
  DuMont TA-107 sync generator
  General Electric 1948 equipment
  A. T. & T, Announces New Television Network Expansion - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  CBS Plans - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  National Conventions have TV Broadcasters Pooling Resources - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  WPTZ Trying Out Varied Programming Ideas - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  WPIX New York
  Television Receiver Distribution - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
   
Mar 5 Documents related to programming and operations at WBKB - 1945 to1948
  AMA Television Handbook - WBKB 1947
  Audience surveys - WBKB 1947 and 1948
  The Pulse of New York Television - 1948 audience survey
  Continuity of Action in the Televising of Baseball Games - 1948
  Television Remote Operations - 1948
  Los Angeles advertising rate cards - 1950
   
Mar 4 Television show scripts from WBKB Chicago - 1946
   
Mar 3 Television show scripts from WBKB Chicago - 1944 and 1945
  Morton Tuller, early television pioneer at WBKB Chicago
   
Mar 2 Denis Asseman's Telehor replica
   
Feb 27 Updated list of RCA 21-CT-55 (CTC-2B) serial numbers from Pete Deksnis
   
Feb 26 Washington, DC area programs in CBS color
   
Feb 23 Color Database Summary updated: Sylvania 31T series, RCA 21-CT-55 and CTC-4 added
   
Feb 22 Early Television Museum featured on Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel tonight at 9 EST
   
Feb 21 Color Database Summary updated: RCA 21CT55 modified for 625 line NTSC experiments in Switzerland.
   
Feb 19 Color Database Summary updated: RCA TM-21 monitor added
   
Feb 18 Picture Generator for Color Television - August 1951 Electronics magazine article
   
Feb 17 Color Database Summary updated: RCA 21-CT-55 added
   
Feb 15 Mechanical Database Summary updated: Hollis-Baird C-3-S receiver added
   
Feb 9 Sentinel SelectaVision Coin Operated TV Set
   
Jan 30 Douglas 1953 Remote Control TV Set
  Items now being accepted for the 2018 convention live auction
   
Jan 25 You can now register for the 2018 convention
   
Jan 23 Color Database Summary updated: CBS 205, Col-R-Tel, Motorola 19CT1 added
  Clio article about the museum by Steven Straley
  RCA Spherical Iconoscope (ca 1934)
   
Jan 18 Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 52 Bulletins
   
Jan 16 Ohio Magazine article, January 2018
   
Jan 15 Ohio Group Travel Guide - 2018
   
Jan 13 Histoire de la télévision - André Lange's new site (in French)
   
Jan 12 November 16, 2017 Early Television Foundation Board Meeting minutes
   
Jan 10 Vee D X antenna rotor
   
Jan 7 Hickok 760 Video Scanner
   
Jan 2, 2018 Happy New Year!
  During 2017, we added 9 mechanical, 4 prewar, and 11 early color sets to our databases
   
Dec 22 More on Guillermo Gonzalez Camanera, Mexican television pioneer
   
Dec 21 Guillermo Gonzalez Camanera, Mexican television pioneer
  RCA Coloring Book - courtesy of Dave Arland
   
Dec 20 Are TVs really cheaper than ever? - CNET article
  Color Database Summary updated: Gom-Cam field sequential receiver added
   
Dec 19 Gon-Cam receivers
   
Dec 18 1962 Transvision kit set
  Mechanical Set Database Summary updated: Baird Televisor Kit added
   
Dec 15 Television - Practical Demonstrations Over WRNY - Radio News, July 1928
  Television Out-of-Doors - Radio News, September 1928
  Television in Natural Colors Demonstrated - Radio News, October 1928
  How Stereoscopic Television is Shown - Radio News, November 1928
  Successful DX Work Marks Radio Movie Transmission - Radio News, November 1928
  Complex Television to Give Large Images - Radio News, December 1928
  Several Wavelengths Used for High Frequency Television - Radio News, December 1928
   
Dec 12 Color Champion CRT rebuilding plant advertisement
   
Dec 3 Mechanical television articles from Radio News added from 1928
   
Dec 2 1946 DuMont (GE) image orthicon camera
   
Nov 30 Mechanical television articles from Radio News added from 1929
   
Nov 29 Thanks to all who donated on Giving Tuesday. The museum received almost $3,500 in donations
   
Nov 27 Mechanical television articles from Radio News added from 1930 - 1938
  More early electronic television articles from Radio News added
   
Nov 25 More information on the ATC Kinet
  TV station license applications by department stores (1939)
  National Union "stubby" 9 inch CRT (1939)
  Pacent prewar set
  Wald prewar television attachment
  Television articles from Radio News added from 1938, 1942, 1943 and 1944
   
Nov 24 Television articles from Radio News 1939, 1940 and 1941
   
Nov 23 W3XE engineers monitor video
 
Nov 19 CRT spot extiction circuit
   
Nov 15 More on RCA Institutes
   
Nov 14 Scanning Methods in Modern Television Television - Imitating the Human Eye - RCA Institutes papers
   
Nov 8 "Crooked Circle", first televised movie
   
Nov 6 Telco UHF antenna advertisement
  Mallory UHF converter advertisement
  Granco UHF converter advertisement
  Blonder-Tongue UHF converter advertisement
  Trio Zig-Zag antenna advertisement
   
Nov 5 CDR, JEB rotor advertisements
   
Nov 4 Regency UHF converter advertisement
  Regency UHF Converter article
  Advertisements - Radio & Television News, December 1953
  RCA TK-11A advertisement
  Mechanical Database Summary updated: Globe Radiovisor added
   
Nov 2 Baird Televisor sold at auction for $28,237
  CBS Colortron - Radio-TV News, December 1953
   
Nov 1 CRT Rebuilding in Waco, Texas
   
Oct 25 1949 ATI commencement ceremony
   
Oct 24 Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-12 added
   
Oct 15 Color Database Summary updated: Motorola 16CK1 added
   
Oct 14 1979 video of Danny Gustafsons's CBS 12CC2
   
Oct 13 2018 Early Television Convention dates
  More progress on LED replacement for crater lamp in Empire State
   
Oct 11 Early color sets and prewar Marconi for sale in classifieds.
   
Oct 10 More progress on LED replacement for crater lamp in Empire State
  Color Database Summary updated: Westinghouse H840CK15, Motorola 21CT2 added
   
Oct 6 LED replacement for crater lamp in Empire State
   
Oct 5 CRT rebuilding project
   
Sept 30 The Museum's new video playback system
  Mechanical Database Summary updated: Baird Televisor, See-All 101 added
  Television Mfg. Co. See-All 101
  RCA Electron Tubes sign
   
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