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Early Electronic Television


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Screen Size 5 inch
Year Made 1939
Quantity Manufactured 602
Original Cost $295
Number Still in Existence See Pre-1945 Database
Cabinet Original Finish
Chassis Restored

The TRK-5 was introduced in 1939, together with the TT-5, TRK-9, and TRK-12. This set is a direct view 5 inch receiver, with an AM/SW radio receiver. The cabinet is in good condition, but has some veneer damage at the bottom. The chassis are in excellent condition.

Technical information
Advertising literature
Owners manual
RCA Dealer Sheet (courtesy of Eric Coon)
RCA Begins Conversion of Television Sets

We have restored our spare TRK-5 cabinet as part of a trade we are doing. Follow our progress.

The TRK-5 has a socket on the rear to allow connection of an external phonograph, such as the RCA model R-100.