Early Television Museum
2009 Early Television Convention
The 2009 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3 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. This year we again had live video coverage of the event on the internet.
Please take a minute to give us your comments on this year's convention.
The live and silent auctions brought in a total of about $9,000. This year donations to the museum from convention attendees totaled an amazing $3,150, a new record. Thanks to all of you for your generosity. Thanks also to the presenters, those who brought displays, and everyone who helped make the convention a success.
Here are some photos of the event. Thanks to Wayne Bretl and Steve Dichter.
Here is a video of Stan Lebar's tour of the museum.
On display at this year's convention:
Jerome Halphen presented a slide show about the CRT rebuilding process at RACS
Chuck Pharis arrived early at the Convention early to get a TK-30 camera working. Unfortunately, there were too many bad capacitors for him to get the camera working. Next year we hope he can finish the project.
Cliff Benham displayed a CBS field sequential set using a tri-color CRT but no wheel, a small two-color set with a wheel, and a three color field sequential set.
Pete Deksnis had a plug-'n-play version of the composite interface adapter we used at the '07 convention.
Gary Davis had his two vidicon tube color camera, which he gave a presentation on at the 2003 convention.
Here is a list of presentations at this year's convention:
|The 1931 RCA Field Trial Set||Darryl Hock|
|The Museum of Radio and Technology||Lloyd McIntyre|
|An Inspiring, Colorful Life - The Life of Walter Bruch||Dr. Reinhard Bruch|
|Live from the Moon - Television on the Apollo Missions||Mark Gray|
|Apollo TV Cameras - Neil Armstrong to Aleksey Leonov||Stan Lebar|
|My 1951 Editorial on the CBS-RCA Color War||Don Saltzman|
Recognizing a Forgotten Television Visionary
Events in gray were at the museum. Those in green were at the Makoy Center
Friday, May 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.
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 - 6 pm||Silent Auction|
|10:00 am - 11:30||Live Auction|
|11:45 am - 12:30 pm||Buffet Lunch|
|12:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Presentations|
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Break|
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Presentations|
|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors|
|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Banquet|
Sunday, May 3
|9:00 am - 3:00 pm||Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection.|