Early Television
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Early Electronic Television

 HMV 902

Early Television

Screen Size 9 inch
Year Made 1937
Quantity Manufactured ?
Original Cost 120 Gns.
Number Still in Existence See Early Electronic Database
Cabinet Original Finish
Chassis Not Restored

Technical information

This set is perhaps the most unusual early electronic English model. It used a 9" vertically mounted with a 45 degree mirror and a huge magnifying lens on the front of the cabinet that made the picture as big as on a 14" set. At the top in the center is a 78 rpm phonograph. It also has a AM/SW radio.

HMV later made the 902A, which used a 12 inch CRT horizontally mounted in place of the lens and mirror, which were too expensive to make and also had a somewhat restricted  viewing angle. Some people found the the 902 unpleasant to watch, like looking down a mine shaft said one person. No 902As are known to exist (Information courtesy of David Boynes).