Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

 

Postwar American Television

DuMont RA-119 Royal Sovereign

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(1951 - 30 inch)

Technical information

This set was by far the largest direct view model of its time, with a 30 inch picture tube. It is the largest black and white set ever made.

The giant 30BP4, a metal tube with 90 degree deflection. 

Bonding the glass to the metal cone of the tube

This set had been restored by its previous owner. We have reassembled it, and it now displays a nice picture 

Prototype 30 inch set

Popular Science, September 1950

Crosley also sold a 30 inch set

Courtesy of Bob Dobush