Early Electronic Television
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|Screen Size||5 inch|
|Number Still in Existence||See Pre-1945 Database|
This set was made in 1939 by the Andrea Radio Corp. It was also available in a kit form. A 1939 sales brochure for the set listed the price at $189.50. However, by April of 1940 the price had been reduced to $137.50. Here is technical information, a schematic diagram, and the story of how this set was acquired.
This set has 4 holes on the top for mounting a magnfying lens. We have acquired one of the lenses, which sold for $18 in 1940. It is the only one we know of:
Here is the set with the lens attached.
The set has 4 holes drilled in the top for a lens of some sort. The brackets we made mate with these holes and two mounting holes on the back of the lens.