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Early Broadcast Equipment

Pre-1945 Camera Gallery

Pre-1945 camera tubes

Philips 180 line Iconoscope camera (early 1930s)

1933 RCA Iconoscope camera

Farnsworth 1935 camera. A similar camera was used in the 1936 Baird/EMI comptetition.

1934 RCA Iconoscope camera

Farnsworth 1936 camera

EMI Emitron (1936)

Philco 441 line iconoscope camera used at W3XE (1936)

Farnsworth Film Camera (1936)

German Cameras for the 1936 Olympics 

RCA mobile camera (1937)

General Electric 1938 camera

1944 Brochure (Courtesy of Bobby Ellerbee)

Safar Safar Telepantoscope (1938)  

Vertical scanning is mechanical, horizontal is electronic

RCA field camera (1939)

RCA studio camera (1939)

RCA 35 mm film projector for TV (1939)

Early RCA studio camera

Newsreel clip with this camera

1939 American Television Corp. camera

Courtesy of Mike Schultz

More pictures, information on use in medical television

1939 Massachusetts Television Institute camera 

DuMont 1939 iconoscope camera

Midland Television camera, 1939

1939 Iconoscope camera in the NHK Muesum

Courtesy of Jerome Halphen

Telefunken film scanner, using iconoscope, 1939 

Fernseh 1939 iconoscope camera with support equipment

Fernseh 1939 iconoscope camera

Fernseh slide scanner, 1939

French 1939 iconoscope camera

1940 ATI Iconoscope camera

1940 Philips Iconoscope camera

Remington Rand Vericon, 1940

DuMont Portable Televisor (1941)

Farnsworth 1941 portable camera

RCA portable camera (1943)

1943 DuMont iconoscope camera from WWJ-TV in Detroit

Courtesy of Chuck Pharis

With ultra long lens

(Courtesy of Luc Sirois)

These four units - camera control, power supply, pulse shaper and sync generator were used with the orthicon camera.

RCA Orthicon camera (1943-45)

CBS pre-1945 camera

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

 

Radio & Television, September 1940

New York Times, March 30, 1938

Courtesy of John Pinckney