Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

 

Early Television Museum

2014 Early Television Convention

The 2014 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, May 16, Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18 at the Early Television Museum and at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio. Here are pictures from Wayne Bretl. Here is a summary of the income and expenses from this year's convention.

Archived video of the convention, courtesy of Dave Sica:

Auction Part 1
Auction Part 2
Presentations Part 1
Presentations Part 1A
Presentations Part 2A
Presentations Part 2B
Presentations Part 2C
Presentations Part 2D

Attendance was about the same as 2013: 110 collectors. The auction brought in a total of $13,300, and featured 150 items.

Several people arrived early and stayed through Monday to work on the CRT rebuilding room. A report on the progress of rebuilding will be available shortly.

Thanks to all who helped make this convention a success. :

Publicity: John Pinckney
Photography: Wayne Bretl
Transporting sets, etc: Dave Sica, Chuck Azzalina
Jerome Halpen, other donors to RACS fund
Auction: Darryl Hock, Chuck Azzalina, Geoff Bourne
MC and auctioneer: Don Saltzman
Video coverage and live internet streaming: Dave Sica and Matt Patoray
Set up mechanical color sets: Cliff Benham
Set up electronic color sets: Pete Deksnis
Data entry: Laura Horrocks
Video at presentations: Darryl Hock
Collecting donations: Chuck Azar 
Coffee and refreshements: Grace MacMillen and Geoff Bourne
Presenters:
Jim Diaz
Steffen Demos
Chuck Conrad
John Yurkon
Dave Arland
Pete Deksnis
Ed Reitan
Displayers:
John Estep
Wayne Bretl
Dave Sica
Mike Molnar
Lunch slide show: Mike Molnar
CRT room volunteers:
Bob Galanter
John Estep
Grace MacMillen
Matt D'Asaro
Dave May
Chuck Azar
Ron Roscoe
Geoff Bourne
Mike Heim
And anyone else I may have forgotten

Here is information on the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Conventions.

Presentations

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the RCA Victor CT-100

 
Summaries from the: Color Television Receiver Manufacturing Clinic For RCA Receiving Set Patent Licensees
at the RCA Television Receiver Factory Bloomington, Indiana on March 26, 1954
 
Dave Arland summarizing:
    A Great New Industry Being Born
    Plans for the Introduction of the CT-100
Peter Deksnis summarizing:
    Tubes. Components, and Test Equipment for Color Sets
    Technical Aspects of the Production CT-100
    Servicing Color Television Receivers
Ed Reitan summarizing:
    Manufacturing Facilities for the CT-100
    Industry Service Laboratory Assistance
    Network Facilities for Color Television
     
KTTV Channel 11 Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Times/Mirror Years - 1946-1963 Jim Diaz
1948 RCA 8TS30 - Complete Rebuild Steffen Demos
The Golden Telecruiser Chuck Conrad
All Glass 15GP22 Project Status John Yurkon

On Disply

Field Sequential color flying spot scanner ? Mike Molnar
Motorola color TV motion poster Wayne Bretl
CBS RX-89 prototype color set Dave Sica
Western Visionette kit in custom cabinet John Estep

Schedule

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

Friday, May 16

 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CRT Rebuilding Room Workday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.

Saturday, May 17

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 – 7:00 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 18

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: Problems with SAMS Photofacts - Dave May and John Horvath

Monday, May 19

 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CRT Rebuilding Room Workday