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Early Electronic Television

RCA RR-359 Field Trial Set

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Screen Size 9 inch
Year Made 1937
Quantity Manufactured 75
Original Cost  -
Number Still in Existence See Pre-1945 Database
Cabinet Original finish
Chassis Restored

1936 RR-359 Field Test Set, with front cover removed

 

A photo of the set in operation. Only two of these sets with 9 inch picture tubes survive. They were used by RCA in the New York City area to test electronic television. Here are the history of this set, the history of RCA's television field trials, technical information, and technical manual.

Aligning the RR-359

NBC Press Photo