Postwar American Television
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(1946 - 7 inch kit)
The Transvision kit was available both with and without a cabinet. The earliest ones were sold without cabinets. The set was made with many pre-1945 and WW2 parts, probably because they were available at very low cost in 1946. Very few of these sets survive. It has a 7 inch picture tube and a 5 channel tuner. Here is information about Transvision, technical details and Rider technical information. Here is a Transvision field strength meter from the same era.
This receiver was made by Mark Flomenhoft when he worked for Transvision for a brief time writing the assembly manual. Charles Harper of Paris, KY acquired the set from Mark, and restored it to working order. Charles generously donated the set to the Early Television Foundation so that it can be enjoyed by other collectors.