Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Television Museum

Other Resources

Television history Online films and videos
Books and magazines relating to early television Early televison collectors


Mechanical Television

Baird Television  History of Television  Tom Genova Narrow Band Television Association   Britain
Chicago Television History Introduction to the History of  Television  TV before 1900 Peter Yanczer's site
Jim Hawes mechanical TV site La Radiovision - Roger Dupouy's site The World's Earliest Television Recordings - Restored
Henry Ford Museum Pictures    Wayne Bretl Levend   Netherlands  


Electronic Television Before WW2 - U.S.

Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Early TV in Philadelphia History of Television  Tom Genova Zworykin's 1933 Photo Album
The Farnsworth Chronicles San Francisco Museum   History of  TV in California  


Electronic Television Before WW2 - Outside the U.S.

Alexandra Palace Television Society  Henk Dijkstra's Cathode Ray Tubes Netherlands Marconi Television History
BBC Test Cards History of the BBC - Television Arrives Steve Ostler's Vintage Televisions
Envisioning the Audience: perceptions of early German television's audiences, 1935-1944  William Uricchio History of Italian TV  
The Evolution of TV  TV in Japan Levend    Netherlands  


TV from 1946-56

405 Alive  U. K. Bell System Microwave Networks  
ABC-TV at Gore Hill in the Fifties Australia History of Television  Tom Genova  


Early Color Television

CT-100 Restoration    Pete Deksnis History of Television  Tom Genova Westinghouse 15 Inch Color Marlin Mackley
History of Early Color Television   Ed Reitan Fred Hoffmann's CT-100 Restoration  


Early Television Cameras, Video Recorders and Studio Equipment

Chalk Hill Educational Media Kris Trexler's RCA TK-41 Color TV camera RCA Equipment Archives
Chuck Pharis's Camera Site LabGuy's World:Video Tape Recorders Total Rewind VCR Museum   Virtual
Eyes of a Generation Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera  U. K.  
Golden Age Television Recreations U. K. Museum of Broadcast Technology  Woonsocket, RI  


Museums Secializing in TV/Radio

American Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, NY Kuba Museum Germany National Media Museum   Britain
Antique Wireless Association   Rochester, NY Marcel's TV Museum Netherlands NHK Broadcast Museum   Japan
Auman Museum   Ohio Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago Pavek Museum of Broadcasting  St. Louis Park, MN
Chuck Pharis Camera and Microphone Museum Museum of Broadcast Technology Woonsocket, RI National Capitol Radio-TV Museum Bowie, MD 
David Sarnoff Library Princeton, NJ Museum of Radio & Technology  Huntington, WV TV Dinner Club Museum Akron, OH
John Rivers Communication Museum South Carolina MZTV   Toronto Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut


Museums with TV Displays

Canada Science and Technology Museum Ottawa, Canada The New England Wireless and Steam  Museum   RI South Carolina State Museum  Columbia
Henry Ford Museum    Detroit Powerhouse Museum  Australia  
Indiana State Museum  Indianapolis Smithsonian Institute Washington, D. C.  


Other Links

Antique Radio Classifieds Hot vs. Not Video History Project
Collectics Antiques & Collectibles Directory Radio Museum What You Need to Know about Inventors
Collectors Weekly Television page Syracuse University Engineering and Computer Science  
Experience Columbus TV Lamps