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Sunday 12-5

 
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Early Broadcast Equipment

Pre-1945 Camera Gallery

Pre-1945 camera tubes
Modern cameras using iconoscope tubes

 

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Farnsworth Image Dissector camera (1930)

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Philips 180 line Iconoscope camera (early 1930s)

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RCA Iconoscope camera (1933)

 

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RCA Iconoscope camera (1934)

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Farnsworth camera (1935)

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Farnsworth camera (1936)

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EMI Emitron (1936)

 

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German Cameras for the 1936 Olympics 

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Philco 441 line iconoscope camera used at W3XE (1936)

 

 

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Farnsworth film camera (1936)

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RCA mobile camera (1937)

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RCA 510-A CCU

 

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Safar Telepantoscope (1938)

Vertical scanning is mechanical, horizontal is electronic

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General Electric camera (1938)

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RCA field camera (1939)

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RCA model 500-A studio camera (1939)

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Early RCA studio camera (late 1930s)

Newsreel clip with this camera

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RCA 35 mm film projector for TV (1939)

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American Television Corp. camera (1939)

Courtesy of Mike Schultz

 

 

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DuMont iconoscope camera (1939)

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Massachusetts Television Institute camera (1939)

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Midland Television camera (1939)

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Fernseh iconoscope camera (1939)

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Fernseh iconoscope camera with support equipment (1939)

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Telefunken film scanner, using iconoscope (1939) 

 

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Fernseh slide scanner (1939)

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French iconoscope camera (1939)

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Iconoscope camera in the NHK Muesum (1939)

Courtesy of Jerome Halphen

Early Television

ATI Iconoscope camera (1940)

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Philips Iconoscope camera (1940)

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Remington Rand Vericon (1940)

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DuMont Portable Camera (1941)

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Farnsworth portable camera (1941)

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Farnsworth film chain (1941)

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Homemade camera from W9XBK (mid 40s)

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DuMont iconoscope camera from WWJ-TV in Detroit (1943)

Courtesy of Chuck Pharis

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DuMont camera from W9XBK (mid 40s)

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1847 amateur iconoscope camera (mid 40s?)

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RCA portable camera (1943)

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CBS pre-1945 camera

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

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Courtesy of the Schenectady Museum

General Electric iconoscope camera (early 40s)

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With ultra long lens

(Courtesy of Luc Sirois)

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These four units - camera control, power supply, pulse shaper and sync generator were used with the orthicon camera.

RCA Orthicon camera (1943-45)

Early Television

Radio & Television, September 1940

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New York Times, March 30, 1938

Courtesy of John Pinckney