Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Mechanical Television

Hollis Baird Model 26/36 Televisor

Courtesy of Bill Schirding

This set was made by the Hollis Baird Company of Boston, Massachusetts. It was available in kit form (model 26) or fully assembled (model 36). It used a scanning drum rather than a disk, which produced an image that was rectangular rather than curved as from a scanning disk. The scanner was used with a model 25/35 Universal Shortwave Receiver. Here is advertising literature.

 

 

Above photos courtesy of Luc Sirois

Control chassis

Motor, synchronizer, amplifier and neon tube