Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Electronic Television

Marconi 702

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Screen Size 12 inch
Year Made 1937
Quantity Manufactured ?
Original Cost 60 Gns.
Number Still in Existence See Pre-1945 Database
Cabinet Original Finish
Chassis Not Restored

This set is probably from 1937 or 1938, since it doesn't have provisions for dual standard operation. The set was in Rome, Italy. It was brought there by a South American Diplomat, who probably purchased it in England. Italy was broadcasting experimental 405 line television in 1938, from Milan and Rome and this set may have been used to receive these programs.  Here is a brochure.