Books and Periodicals
from the Prelinger Library
History of Television
|British Television, the Formative Years,
R.W.Burns, Peter Peregrinus Ltd. 1986. British television
from 1923 through 1936.
|Distant Vision, Romance and Discovery on an Invisible Frontier,
Elma G. Farnsworth, Pemberly Kent Publishers, 1993. Philo
|Old Television, Andrew Emmerson, Shire Publications, 1998. A
small book with the early history of television in England.
|Please Stand By, Michael Ritchie, Overlook Press, 1994. A
history of early television, mostly in the U. S.
|Television, an International History of the Formative Years,
R. W. Burns, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1998. Television
development from 1877 through 1939 in Europe and the U.S.
|The Box, Jeff Kisseloff, Penguin Books, 1995. An oral
history of television in the United States from 1920 to 1961.
|The Great Television Race, Joseph H. Udelson, University of
Alabama Press, 1982. A history of the American television industry 1925-1941
|Tube, the Invention of Television, David E. Fisher and
Marshall Jon Fisher, Counterpoint, 1996. The story of the invention
of television, from Baird through color television.
|Tube of Plenty, Erik Barnouw, Oxford University Press, 1990.
The evolution of American television.
|Zworykin, Pioneer of Television, Albert Abramson, University
of Illinois Press, 1995. Zworykin's role in the development of
Construction of Mechanical
|Experimental Television, A. Frederick Collins, Reprinted by
Lindsay Publications, 1991. A 1932 book with information on building
a scanning disk set.
|The Mechanics of Television, Peter F. Yanczer, Experimental
Television Society, 1987. Detailed instructions on how to build
scanning disk television cameras and sets using modern parts.
Picture Books and Collectors Guides
|Classic TVs, Pre-War thru 1950s, Scott Wood, L-W Books, 1992.
Price guide of early American TV sets.
|Collectors Guide to Vintage Televisions, Bryan Durbal and
Glenn Bubenheimer, Collectors Books, 1999. Price guide of early
postwar American TV sets.
|Historic Televisions and Video Recorders, Michael
Bennett-Levy, Page Pre-Press Ltd, 1993. Pictures and information on
English TV sets from 1936 through the 50s, and early video recorders.
|Poster's Radio and Television Price Guide, Harry Poster,
Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1991. Price guide of early American
radios and television sets.
|The Golden Age of Televisions, Philip Collins, General
Publishing Group, Inc., 1994. Pictures of sets from 1928
through the early 50s.
|TV is King, Michael Bennett-Levy, Page Pre-Press Ltd, 1994.
Photographs and information on English TV sets from 1928 through the
|NBTV, newsletter of the Narrow Bandwidth Television
Association, Nottingham, England. A group dedicated to construction
of mechanical television equipment.
|The Old Timers Bulletin, publication of the Antique Wireless
Association, Holcomb, NY. Articles on early radio and television.