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Early Television Museum

Online Films and Videos

Mechanical Television

Time to Remember - Came the Dawn (1925) Here's to the Memory - Part 4 (1930) TV Tests in Brisbane   (1934)
Seeing by Wireless(1929) W9XAP on the Silver Screen   (1931)  

Pre-1945 Electronic Television

German Radio Exhibition Fire (1935) Postmaster Comes to Television Studios (1938) Radio Queen Selected (1940)
Pathe Newsreel segments about RCA/NBC (1936) RCA Presentation: Television  (1939) Hospital Operation Televised (1940?)
Time to Remember - Time of Three Kings (1936) Television Under the Swastika (1939) Sun (1940)

First Television Broadcast NBC/RCA (1936) Part 1 Part 2

Early TV Show Featuring a Dancer (1930s) Uncle Sam's Television (1940)
Popular Science Newsreel (Farnsworth) (1937) Radio and Television (1940) Magic in the Air  (1941)
TV Comes to Alexandra Palace (1937) Radio and Television - Your Life Work Series (1940)  

Postwar Television

Television Tomorrow (1945) Magic in the Air (1955) BBC Colour Television Experiments (1959)
Color demonstration by CBS (1946) This Day: February 18 (1956) Television Remote Control (1961)
Behind Your Radio Dial (1947) The Story of Television (1956) Replica of Image Dissector  (1977)
Behind Your Radio Dial: The Story of NBC ( ca. 1947) Farnsworth on "I've Got a Secret" (1957) A Retrospective - "Pem" Farnsworth (1988)
TV Tests in Australia (1948) Seven Function Remote Control for Color(1959) The Origins of Television (1996)
Film taken off the screen of a CBS receiver (1950) The Reasons Why (Part I) (1959)  
Compatible Color Television Announcement (1953) The Reasons Why (Part II) (1959)  

This is a promotional film made for the International Telegraph Congress in Buenos Aires in 1939. It shows German TV cameras in operation, and what appear to be real screen shots of monitors and an E1 receiver in operation. The movie shows how television and video phone are used to catch a hit and run driver. The film was found by Claus Gallenmiller in Germany. Thanks to Darryl Hock for sending it to us.