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Early Electronic Television

General Electric GM-295

1938 experimental model. It has an almost identical chassis to the HM-275/1941 Model 90, but without the radio.  The "G" is the 1938 model year and the 29 is the number of tubes.  (Information courtesy of Jeff Lendaro)

Walter R. G. Baker, pioneer television engineer at General Electric

Notice the different masks in these pictures. GE made several prototype sets in late 1938 and early 1939, including this one and models GM-296 and GM-297.

Courtesy of Jeff Lendaro

Courtesy of Jeff Lendaro

Another version of a similar set

Courtesy of Jeff Lendaro

The GE exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair. The set on the left may be a GM-295, while the one on the right is the HM-171A.

Description of the GE World's Fair display

Courtesy of Lou Degonzague

Courtesy of Lou Degonzague