Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Electronic Television

Pre-1945 Television Test Equipment

Test equipment from 1939 RCA Broadcast Equipment Catalog


This oscilloscope was made in 1939 by Philco for repair of pre-1945 TV sets. Here are a manual and schematic.

Courtesy of Chuck Azzalina

From 1939 Philco RMS Yearbook

RCA Model 139 Television Alignment Oscillator

Courtesy of Mary Johnson

From a 1940 RCA parts catalog

Pye 1938 Signal Generator

Courtesy of Jon Evans and Phil Marrison

1938 advertisement

Philips GM-3150 Oscilloscope

(Courtesy of Frank Philipse)