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Early Electronic Television

HMV

Advertising Literature

More information on HMV pre-1945 sets

900 (1936)  

12 inch. Original price 80 Gns. Guarantee Card.

 

901 (1936)  

12 inch. Original Price 60 Gns.

Courtesy of David Boynes

902 (1937) 

9 inch. Original price 120 Gns.

 

903  (1937) 

9 inch. Original price 45 Gns.

904 (1938) 

5 inch. Original price 29 Gns.

905 (1938) 

7 inch. Original price 35 Gns.  

907 (1938) 

9 inch. Original price 45 Gns.

1800 (1939)

9 inch. Original price 31 Gns.

1801 (1939)

Courtesy of Jon Evans

1802 (1939) 14 inch. Original price 46 Pounds.

1850 (1939) 

14 inch. Original price 57 Gns.

HMV Eyeglass TV

This company has built a curious apparatus called "the television eyeglass". It weighs less than 100g, and can be easily held in the hand, like a telephone receiver. The sound is perceived by the earphone which is applied against the ear and the 4 cm x 3 cm picture is visible via a 45 degree mirror.

Picture and text courtesy of Jerome Halphen

Popular Science, December 1938