Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Broadcast Equipment

Dage Industrial Camera and Sync Generator

These cameras were made in the mid 1950s. They use the Vidicon camera tube, which was considerably smaller and cheaper than the Image Orthicon. Here is a Dage color camera and the history of George Fathauer, one of the founders of Dage. Here are some brochures featuring Dage broadcast equipment.

50-A Vidicon Camera

This is Dage's first vidicon camera, probably produced around 1954. It produces a video output and requires no external sync generator. It was a low-cost camera for industrial use.

100-A Camera

Dage camera used by ABC during Eisenhower inaugural parade, January 1957

400-A Sync Generator