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Early Color Television

Field Sequential Prototypes

Modern Replicas of Early Color Sets

Receivers and Monitors

7 inch

9 inch

Console

1941 CBS prototypes

1946 CBS Prototype

1946 GE Prototype

1949 monitor used in the Smith, Kline & French medical television system

1949 Zenith made for the Smith, Kline & French medical television system

Zenith receiver, made for CBS broadcasts

   CBS RX-43 (1949)

DuMont 12 1/2 inch industrial monitor (1950)

DuMont industrial monitor as a receiver

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

Gray Research 1101 (1950) studio monitor

 

DuMont 7 inch industrial monitor (1950)

CBS 12CC2 (1951). The image on the screen was generated by the color bar generator made by the museum. 

Courtesy of Ed Reitan

10" CBS “Slave”/”Companion” (1951). Schematic

(Permission to use photo from Ed Reitan)

Industrial Color Television Monitor Console (1950) 

October, 1951 Radio Electronics

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

 

Drum receiver for the CBS field sequential system. The unit looks too crude to be a CBS prototype.

September, 1951 TV Technician magazine

CBS drum receiver, using 17 inch rectangular CRT, was demonstrated in December of 1950. The entire receiver was 34 inches high and 27 inches wide. The compactness of the receiver was accomplished by placing the CRT inside the drum.

Air King

Converters

These devices converted black and white TV sets to display color pictures

CBS "Personal Viewer" (1950)

Crosley Color Converter (1950)

CBS RX-40/41 (1950) Color Converter

Teletone Tele-Color

Webster-Chicago Converter

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

CBS receiver with color attachment plug

Midway color converter

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

Adapters

Allowed field sequential broadcasts to be viewed on black and white sets

Advertisements for adapters

Admiral adapter

Colortone adapter