Compagnie Des Compteurs (CdC) TV-49
This was originally designed before World War Two by the French television inventor Barthelemy. When the Germans occupied France during World War Two, the Paris transmitter was converted to 441 lines. After the war the French continued with the 441 line standard until they introduced their 819 line system. This set was made in 1949 and is one of the earliest postwar French sets.
David Winter provided the following additional information:
Recently another collector reported that he had a TV-49. He sent a photo of the identification plate on the back of his set that showed a serial number of 570. Our set's plate has a serial number of 562. Our set has 1949 dates stamped on the electrolytic capacitors, indicating that the set was made in 1949. It is likely that Mr. Poinsignon was confusing our set with an earlier prototype, which was probably in a similar cabinet. Ours appears to be a production set rather than a prototype.
A 1945 picture of a similar set
Courtesy of Jerome Halphen
Thanks to David Winter for his help in procuring this set