Early Electronic Television
Meissner 10-1153 Kit
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|Screen Size||5 inch|
|Number Still in Existence||See Pre-1945 Database|
Meissner was a manufacturer of radio parts in the 1930s. In the early days of television, many experimenters built their own TV receivers from plans published in magazines. Meissner introduced this kit for this market. It has a 5 inch screen. A cabinet was also available for it. Here is technical information on this set, a catalog, brochure and an ad in the Lafayette Radio 1940 catalog. An article was published in Radio News describes how to convert this set to a 9 inch screen. Another article describes building the kit.