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Early Electronic Television

RCA TRK-5

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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

 

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

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.

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.