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Postwar American Television

DuMont RA-101 "Custom"

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(1946 - 20 inch)

Technical information

Advertising literature

This set was made in 1946 for installation in the wall of a living room, bar or club. At the top is the AM/SW radio and TV tuner. Below is the power supply chassis, and at the bottom is the high voltage power supply and sweep chassis. Here are a picture of this set installed and a biography of Allen DuMont, whose company built this and many other pre-1945 and early postwar sets.

The picture tube assembly contains a 20BP4, and was mounted horizontally

A 15 inch speaker is in this panel

Dealer Display Card