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2011 Early Television Convention

The 2011 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio. The buffet lunch, presentations, and banquet were at the Makoy Center, a conference facility about 2 blocks from the museum.

Auction highlights
Wayne Bretl's pictures
Steve Dichter's pictures
Video by Richard Diehl

Early Television

Unloading the horizontal lathe for the CRT rebuilding plant



Granville KlinkÔÇÖs Wonderful Collection of Broadcasting Memorabilia and His Involvement in Early Television James O'Neal
Intermediate Vintage Television Restoration Techniques Lee Barmakian
60th Anniversary of RCA/NBC's Famous Walkie-Lookie or Peepy-Creepy Backpack Camera/Transmitter Gary Davis
Bypassing the RF/IF Sections in Antique TV Sets Wayne Abare
AT&T Picturephone Service of the 1970s Richard Diehl


Varian 925-40 helium leak dector (finds leaks in 15G and 21AX tubes) - Bob Galanter
Silvertone 126-214 (TT-5) - Darryl Hock
Philco 1942 table model - Chuck Azzalina
East German SECAM set (Color 20) - Ingo Kubbe
AT&T Picturephone and Sony CV-2000 engineering prototype home video tape recorder - Richard Deihl
Lighted Signs - Mike Molnar
Color Drum Receiver - Cliff Benham
Working TK11/31 Camera Chain - Chuck Pharis

Here is the schedule:

Events in gray will be at the museum. Those in green will be at the Makoy Center

Thursday, April 28

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Unload the trailer from Hawkeye, set up CRT rebuilding equipment

Friday, April 29


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.

Saturday, April 30

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Swap Meet setup

8:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration and Swap Meet

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Silent Auction

10:00 am - 11:45 am

Live Auction

12:00 noon  – 12:30 pm   

Buffet Lunch

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:30 pm 


4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors

About 5:30 pm Silent Auction closes

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sunday, May 1

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Restoration workshop
11::00 am – 12:00 pm  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum

10:00 am – 3:00 pm    

Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.