Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Mechanical Television

Baird Kit Replica

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This is a copy of a Baird Televisor kit, made perhaps in the 50s. It is a working model, complete, but about 1/2 the size of the original Televisor. It may have been made as a school science project.

In place of the neon tube is a "Nixie" numeric tube, made in the 50s. The Nixie is a neon tube with the numbers 0-9 which can be illuminated individually. By connecting all 10 digits together and buffing the front of the tube, an area about 1/2 inch wide by 1 inch high is illuminated.