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
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.
some photos of the
event. Thanks to Wayne Bretl and Steve Dichter.
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
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.
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
|An Inspiring, Colorful Life - The Life of Walter Bruch
|| Dr. Reinhard Bruch
| Live from the Moon -
Television on the Apollo Missions
|Apollo TV Cameras
- Neil Armstrong to Aleksey Leonov
|My 1951 Editorial on the CBS-RCA Color War
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 -
other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft
Saturday, May 2
| 7:30 am -
| 8:30 am -
|| Registration and Swap Meet
| 8:30 am - 6 pm
|10:00 am - 11:30
| 11:45 am - 12:30
|12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
pm - 7:00 pm
museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors
|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 3
am - 3:00 pm
museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of
sets in the Museum's collection.
Here is what went on in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Conventions.