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Early Color Television

Field Sequential Prototypes

Receivers and Monitors

Modern Replicas of Early Color Sets
Modern Field Sequential set - JVC JVC TM-L450TU
Silvertone

 

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7 inch

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9 inch

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Console

1941 CBS prototypes

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CBS RX-28 (1945)

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Hazeltine prototype

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1946 CBS Prototype

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1946 GE Prototype

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

 

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

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Zenith receiver, made for CBS broadcasts

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   CBS RX-43 (1949)

 

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DuMont 12 1/2 inch industrial monitor (1950)

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DuMont industrial monitor as a receiver

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

DuMont 7 inch industrial monitor (1950)

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Gray Research 1101 (1950) studio monitor

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

Courtesy of Ed Reitan

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CBS “Slave”/”Companion” (1951)

(Permission to use photo from Ed Reitan)

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Industrial Color Television Monitor Console (1950) 

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Air King (1951)

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Japanese Field Sequential (1953)

 

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Gom-Cam (50s)

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

 

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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. Here is a New York Times article, courtesy of Phil Dudley.

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Gon-Cam (Guillermo Gonzales Camarena - 1960s)

Converters

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

Dietz Sales Co. color wheel
Singer color wheel

 

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CBS "Personal Viewer" (1950)

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Crosley Color Converter (1950)

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CBS RX-40/41 (1950) Color Converter

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Teletone Tele-Color

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Webster-Chicago Converter

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

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Zenith converter

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

Adapters

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

Advertising literature
Midway
Monarch-Saphin
Television Equipment Corp.

 

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Admiral adapter

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Colortone adapter