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Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Color Television

RCA 21-CT-55

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The 21-CT-55 was RCA's second production set. It was introduced in November of 1954 and was made for about six months. It uses a chassis that is very similar to the CT-100, and a 21AXP22 metal cone picture tube. The picture tube appears to be original and is good.  Based on the serial numbers of surviving 21-CT-55s, it is likely that only about 3000 were made, and, as a result, these sets are more rare than the CT-100. Thanks to John Folsom for locating this set for us. More information on this set can be found on Ed Reitan's site.  A list of the serial numbers of surviving sets is at Pete Deksnis's site. Here is a RCA 1954 Advertisement and brochure.