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Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

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 KSTP Twin Cities 1939 RCA camera
ATC medical television NBC pre-1945 studio tour
BBC studio - 1935 RCA Broadcast Equipment Catalog - 1939
Camera tubes RCA remote equipment - 1937
Eiffel Tower transmitter RCA studio camera - 1939
Farnsworth pre-1945 stations Remington Rand Orthicon Camera - 1941
German TV studios 1935-39 Safar studio and transmitter - 1939
KDYL Salt Lake City 1939 RCA cameras TV networks

 

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RCA 1939 Iconoscope Field Camera

 

RCA WW2 Airborne Camera 

 

RCA Test Antenna