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Postwar American Television

Videograph

The Videograph was announced in October of 1947. Even as early as January of 1948 there was indication that the concept wouldn't work because bars and clubs were offering free television. However, they continued to sell the device through 1948, and introduced new models during 1948. They stopped operation in 1949.

Billboard article, October 4 1947

Billboard, October 18 1947

Billboard, November 28 1947

 

Billboard, December 13, 1947

 

 

Billboard, January 24 1948

 

Billboard, May 5 1948

Billboard, May 19 1948

Billboard, May 26 1948

Billboard, January 1949