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2015 Early Television Convention

Thanks for attending. We had almost 130 attendees this year, another record. Auction sales exceeded $100,000, and donations to the museum exceeded $7,000, both records. Video of the event will be online soon.

Thanks to the following for making this year's convention possible:

Auction: Darryl Hock, Chuck Azzalina, Steve Dichter
MC and Auctioneer: Don Saltzman
Video coverage and live internet streaming: Dave Sica and Steve Dichter
Set up mechanical color sets: Cliff Benham
Set up electronic color sets: Pete Deksnis
Ed Reitan tribute: Dave Arland, Dave Sica
Organizing video equipment and setting up cameras: Chuck Pharis
Data entry: Laura Horrocks
The moving company: Tim polinak, Rodney Harrison, Al Hagovsky
Video at presentations: Darryl Hock
Collecting Donations: John Estep
Refreshments: Maryellen Bielski, Cliff Benham, Craig Roberts
Presentations: James Cozart, Brian Belanger, Cliff BEnham, Richard Brewster and Dave Sica, Ed Milbourn, Mike Molnar
Restoration Workshop: Dave May
Displays: Mike Molnar, Cliff Benham, Chuck Pharis, Glen Sobola, Dave Sica, John Yurkon
And anyone who helped that I forgot to mention here


Auction Results
Wayne Bretl's Pictures
Cliff Benham's Pictures
Ed Reitan Tribute (Dave Sica)
Ed Reitan Tribute (Dave Arland)


Clips from live television 1947-48 James Cozart
Television in the 20s Brian Belanger
The RCA Colorama Flying Spot Scanner Cliff Benham
Zworykin's first two RCA Lab Notebooks Richard Brewster (presented by Dave Sica)
A Brief History of Video Disc and The RCA CED System Ed Milbourn
RCA's Presentations Giving Updates on the Progress of Color TV Mike Molnar

Restoration Workshops

Basic Color TV Setup Dave May

On Display

Field Sequential Color Camera Mike Molnar
RCA Colorama Flying Spot Scanner Cliff Benham
DuMont Electronicam Chuck Pharis
Ed Reitan Collection  
Miniature TV Collection Glen Sobola
DuMont 15 inch color prototype Dave Sica
Rebuilt 21AXP22 John Yurkon

New at the Museum This Year

CBS-Columbia RX-89 Electrical Products projector
Giant View projector, RCA 14-S-7070
Eastman 400 Telecine Projector General Precision Laboratories kinescope recorder
RCA Colorama flying spot scanner 12 inch WW2 radar tube
RCA World War Two Iconoscope camera display Rank Cintel flying spot scanner CRT
National Union 2031 monotron Hollis Baird Model 26/36 scanner



Events in gray were at the museum and those in green at the Makoy Center

Friday, May 1

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection

Saturday, May 2

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
9:00 am - 11:45 am Live Auction
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Presentations
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Presentations
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
About 6:00 pm Silent Auction closes
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner

Sunday, May 3

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.
10:00 am – 10:30 am  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am Early Television Foundation annual meeting
11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Restoration Workshop: Basic Color TV Setup
2:30 pm The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin by the Gallery Players