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Early Electronic Television

Meissner 10-1153 Kit

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Screen Size 5 inch
Year Made 1939-40
Quantity Manufactured ?
Original Cost $139.50
Number Still in Existence See Pre-1945 Database
Cabinet na
Chassis Restored

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 and advertising literature. An article was published in Radio News describes how to convert this set to a 9 inch screen. Another article describes building the kit.