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Postwar American Television

General Electric 901

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(1947 - 5 inch projection tube)

Service manual

Advertising literature

This is one of the earliest projection TV sets. It has a AM/FM radio and weighs around 400 pounds.

This set was the top of the line for G.E. in 1947, selling for $2500, substantially more than a good car. The picture was generated on a small picture tube and enlarged with a lens. It had to be viewed in a very dark room.

Here is a photo of the radio/TV tuning dial. From the top scale to the bottom, it tunes the original FM radio band (42-50 mHz), the current FM radio band (88-108 mHz), AM broadcast, shortwave, and TV  channels 1-13.