Early Television Museum
2012 Early Television Convention
The 2012 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, May 4, Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio. This year, lunch and presentations were at the museum. The Banquet was at Abner's, 2 blocks from the museum.
Total auction sales were just under $10,000. Donations to the museum were just under $4,000, with some more pledged but not yet received. The donation total is a record for the convention. Thanks to all who donated.
We had 109 attendees, and 65 at the Saturday dinner, compared to 106 and 62 last year.
Thanks to the presenters and all who helped with making this a great show.
|Contributions of Hazeltine Research to the Development of NTSC and PAL||George Lemaster|
|The Evolution of the TV Camera||Chuck Pharis|
|RCA Prototype Color Sets||Ed Reitan|
|The CPA Prototype Color Set||Nick Williams|
|The Zenith Field Sequential Receiver||Mike Molnar|
|Color Reproduction of TV and Film Systems Old and New||Wayne Bretl|
|Reforming Electrolytic||John Horvath|
|The Joys of Predicta Era Philcos||Dave May|
Events in gray were at the museum and those in blue at Abner's restaurant.
Friday, May 4
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.
Saturday, May 5
|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 - 2:30 pm||Presentations|
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm||Break|
|3:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Presentations|
|5:30 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||Banquet|
Sunday, May 6
|9:00 am – 3:00 pm||Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Restoration workshops|