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Early Electronic Television

Pre-1945 Broadcasting

In the 30s the Image Dissector camera tube was invented by Philo Farnsworth. About 1934 the first iconoscope cameras were developed by RCA.

Gallery of pre-1945 broadcast equipment
American pre-1945 stations
British/European pre-1945 stations


More on Pre-1945 Electronic Broadcasting
Amateur television broadcasting Modern cameras using iconoscope tubes
ATC medical television NBC pre-1945 studio tour
BBC studio - 1935 Phillips 1938 TV caravan
Camera tubes RCA Broadcast Equipment Catalog - 1939
Eiffel Tower transmitter RCA remote equipment - 1937
Farnsworth pre-1945 stations RCA studio camera - 1939
German TV studios 1935-39 Remington Rand Orthicon Camera - 1941
KDYL Salt Lake City 1939 RCA cameras Safar studio and transmitter - 1939
KSTP Twin Cities 1939 RCA camera TV networks
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RCA 1939 Iconoscope Field Camera


RCA WW2 Airborne Camera 


RCA Test Antenna