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Feb 12 Philco TV-123 School for Service Technicians (courtesy of Nick Wiliams)
   
Feb 10 Complete "Black Book", Technical Description of the EMI - Marconi Television System
   
Feb 6 Silvertone 7140
   
Feb 4 Integra - first French commercial mechanical set
   
Feb 3 General Electric CRT manufacturing brochure (courtesy of Dave Sica)
  Color Database updated: Admiral C322C series added (made in Canada)
  Prewar Database updated: RCA TRK12/120, RCA RR-359 (Russian TK-1) added
  Unidentified TV showroom - 1947
   
Feb 2 Spectrac Color Converter
   
Jan 31 New acquisition: Zenith Flashmatic set and remote control
   
Jan 21 Pictures of the Vericolor camera setup
   
Jan 19 2016 Convention online registration now available
   
Jan 18 If you have been contacting us through stevemcvoy@yahoo,com, that account has been closed due to hacking problems. Use info@earlytelevision.org.
   
Jan 12 More on CBS Vericolor camera drum filters
   
Jan 11 New York Times articles about color TV - 1952 (courtesy of Phil Dudley)
  More on CBS Vericolor camera drum filters
   
Jan 10 Color Database updated: Philco 22D5102 (TV-123 chassis and Philco 22D5100 (TV-123 chassis) added
  Mechanical Database updated: Daven 1931 Scanning Disk Receiver added
  Philco 22D5100 (TV-123 chassis) Table Model
  Daven 1931 Scanning Disk Receiver
  During 2015, 7 mechanical, 9 prewar and 5 color sets were added to the database
   
Jan 9 More on CBS Vericolor camera drum filters
   
Jan 8 New York Times articles about color TV - 1952 (courtesy of Phil Dudley)
   
Jan 7 Pictures of Rawls TV-85 mechanical receiver
   
Jan 6 More on CBS Vericolor camera drum filters
   
Jan 2 RCA Developmental Tricolor Kinescope (courtesy of Dave Sica)
   
Dec 27 CBS Vericolor camera drum filters
  CBS Slave color receiver on The Outer Limits
   
Dec 21 Revised CT-100 list from Pete Deksnis
  Color TV to Train Medical Students (courtesy of Phil Dudley)
  Color TV Series to Show Surgery (courtesy of Phil Dudley)
   
Dec 16 CBS Vericolor camera project completed
   
Dec 13 RCA Type F "Walkie-Lookie" Prototype Camera
  Revised CT-100 list from Pete Deksnis
   
Dec 11 Jenkins R-400 Lens Disk
  Mechanical Database updated: Hollis Baird 26/36 added
   
Dec 9 Mechanical Database updated: Western model 41 added
   
Dec 3 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Dec 1 Revised CT-100 list from Pete Deksnis
   
Nov 28 Time to renew your membership for 2016
   
Nov 24 Best color yet on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Nov 23 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Nov 20 More information on the TK-41 color cameras and support equipment
  Another scam alert
   
Nov 19 Color Corrector for the CBS Vericolor camera is working
   
Nov 18 Getting close to the end of the CBS Vericolor camera project
   
Nov 15 RCA 630TS with Colordapter modification
   
Nov 14 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
  ATV Research vidicon camera construction manual (Courtesy of Dave Sica)
   
Nov 13 More pictures of TK-41 color cameras and support equipment
   
Nov 12 New acquisition: TK-41 color cameras and support equipment
   
Nov 10 Motorola Prototype Rectangular CRT slides (Courtesy of Dave Harland)
   
Nov 9 Uruguayan mobile production van
  New scam alert
   
Nov 8 Information on Kay-Townes, antenna manufacturer
  Design and Development of the 21CYP22 Color Picture Tube (Courtesy of Dave Sica)
  Television Coverage of the Presidential Inauguration (Courtesy of Dave Sica)
  RCA papers on the 21AXP22 (Courtesy of Dave Sica)
  A System of Recording and Reproducing Television Signals (Courtesy of Dave Sica)
  GPL PD-501 vidicon camera
   
Nov 7 Glass photographic plate from W2XAB
   
Nov 4 Comments by Dr. Jeremy Rogers on 1935 Popular Wireless Receiver and 1936 Practical Television Receiver
  More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Nov 3 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Nov 2 CBS Presentation to the 1952 IRE Convention (courtesy of Mark Aceto) (audio)
   
Nov 1 Pilot TV-37 Magnifier
   
Oct 30 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 28 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 26 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
  Notebook - Color Television Vol 2 (Courtesy of Cliff Benham)
   
Oct 25 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 17 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 16 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 12 Paul McCobb, designer of the CBS 205 color set.
  More progress on CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 9 First color bars from the CBS Vericolor camera
   
Oct 8 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
  Vericolor camera at the University of Kansas
   
Oct 7 Vericolor CCU schematics
   
Oct 6 Comments on Baird 3D television
  New acquisition: Daven 24 line disk
  2015 ETF swapmeet report
   
Oct 3 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Oct 2 A Brief History of Kinescope-Making in Brazil, article in the bulletin of the Tube Collectors Association by Carlos Alberto Fazano
   
Sept 29 First Annual ETM Swapmeet this Saturday
  More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 26 New scam alert
   
Sept 25 Videos about the history of RCA's military TV systems by Maurice Schechter
   
Sept 24 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
  Simulating a CBS Color Signal
   
Sept 22 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 20 Minutes of Board of Trustees meetings
  RCA CRT Manufacturing Training Manual
  Pictures keep getting better from the Vericolor camera
   
Sept 19 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 12 First color pictures from the Vericolor/CBS camera
  TACO clipboard
   
Sept 10 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 7 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 3 August 16, 1950 article about Remington-Rand Vericolor
  More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 2 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Sept 1 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 31 New acquisition: Emerson C-502 21 inch color set
   
Aug 30 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 29 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 28 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 27 First Annual ETM Swapmeet - October 3
  More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 26 Phillips 1938 TV caravan
   
Aug 24 RCA TLS50 color projector
   
Aug 22 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
  Gilfillan C295 prototype color set
  Color Database updated: RCA 21CT55 added
   
Aug 21 Television Magazine, Vol 1 No 1 (British edition) (Courtesy of Ross Bauer-Samborn
  More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 19 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 18 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
Aug 15 Channel Master 1966 brochure (courtesy of Mark Oppat)
   
Aug 14 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
  GPL Kinescope advertisement
   
Aug 13 Richard Wirth article about the restoration of the Fred Astaire Show and The Eisenhower WRC-TV dedication tapes
  RCA TV Eye - A New Profit Opportunity in Industrial Electronics
   
Aug 12 RCA TV Eye Sales brochure and Instructions
   
Aug 11 Superior color filter advertisement
  More on CRT Rebuilding Workshop - August, 2015
   
Aug 10 More on CRT Rebuilding Workshop - August, 2015
  Prewar Database updated: Philco 1941-42 10 inch console added
  Philco 1941-42 10 inch console
   
Aug 9 Report on CRT Rebuilding Workshop - August, 2015
   
Aug 6 2014 Form 990-PF
  New acquisition: General Electric 810
   
July 24 More progress on CBS Vericolor camera restoration
   
July 22 CRT Rebuilding workshop - August 7 - 10
  Los Angeles Times article about Lawrence Chromatron (Courtesy of James Howard)
   
July 16 Anyone have three identical 60s black and white sets? They are needed for a movie about LBJ. If you can help, see this.
   
July 15 50 Color TV Sets for New York Hotel
   
July 13 A Good Televiser from War Surplus
  1948 Espey advertisement
   
July 12 C. Frances Jenkins - Television Adventurer
  More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
   
July 11 Television in department store marketing
  Utiliscope camera - Radio Craft, January 1948
   
July 10 Marconi 706 sales documents
  Marconi 1938 Brochure
  Marconi 1939 Brochure
   
July 9 How to Get Bigger and Better Images (1939)
  Simplified Television For Industry (RCA paper on ITV-1 vidicon camera, courtesy of Dave Sica)
   
July 8 Hollywood Radio and Television Institute advertisement
   
July 7 RCA Halves Cost of Color TV Sets
  More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
  Radio Times Television Supplements (1936-37)
  Philips book on making CRTs (1939)
   
July 5 General Electric 1928 theatre television
  Build Your Own Video-Audio Set
  Convert This Set to a 9 Inch Screen
   
July 3 More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
   
July 2 Prewar Database updated: RCA TRK-120 added
   
July 1 1937 Bakelite advertisement
  Home Radio & Television service shop (early 30s)
  California Television Society
  General Electric 1943 advertisement
  ABC 1945 advertisement
  RCA 1945 advertisements
  W2XAB studio, 1945
  Westinghouse color dicrhoic mirror
  Cigarette card - 1937
   
June 30 Philco Television - 1936 article
  The Farnsworth Television Receiver - 1936 article
  Television magazine, March 1936
  Television - What it Means to the Dealer (1939)
  Television as Home Entertainment (1936)
  Television at London Radio Show (1937)
  Television - East and West (1939)
  Television in America (1937)
   
June 29 General Electric 800 period photo
  Ken-Rad 1944 advertisement
  NBC prewar remote telecasting
   
June 28 Living Test Patterns: The Models Who Calibrated Color TV
   
June 26 Antelope Valley Picture Tube Rebuilding Co.
   
June 25 More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
June 23 RCA CRT advertisement
  1939 RCA advertisement
  More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
   
June 22 Restoration of a 1953 British remote van
  More progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
June 21 Troy Walters' iconoscope project
  Pye Photicon midget Image Iconoscope
   
June 19 Color Database updated: Emerson C-502 added
  Prewar Database updated: Marconi 707 added
   
June 18 Progress on CBS Vericolor CCU
   
June 17 Advertiserment for RCA 1849 and 1850 iconoscopes
  RCA TT-5 for sale in the classifieds
   
June 16 New acquisition: CBS/Remington Rand Vericolor camera
   
June 14 CBS RX-28 field sequential prototype
   
June 12 Television's First Roadshow Proves a Hit
   
June 6 Remington-Rand Vericolor field sequential color camera
   
June 5 Museum gets a new roof
  Chuck Colby's RCA WW2 camera
  NBC Chimes article about CT-100, June 1954
   
June 4 Restoration of a DuMont Telecruiser
   
May 31 Color Database updated: RCA 21CT55 added
   
May 29 More on prewar television in Milan, Italy
   
May 24 Hollywood Sees Color TV
  DuMont Electronicam advertisement
   
May 22 Philmore kit
   
May 21 New acquisition: CBS "Slave" receiver (on loan from Mike Molnar)
   
May 20 All-Electronic Color Television Created by RCA
  RCA 8-T-243 production line
  Vision Research Laboratories kit
   
May 19 1927 Bell Labs booklet - Television
  Television - Interesting Facts about this Fascinating Field
   
May 17 CBS Chromacoder technical specifications
   
May 15 CBS boom color camera
   
May 14 Hazeltine pre-1945 sets
  Hazeltine color projection prototype
  Hazeltine CPA prototype
  Pacific Mercury 15 inch color prototype
  Air King field sequential receiver
  CBS hand held viewer
  RCA color flying spot scanner film camera
  General Electric Color Television Microscope
   
May 13 New acquisition: Hickok 760 flying spot scanner
  General Electric prewar antennas
   
May 11 The 2016 Convention will be April 29-May 1
  RACS CRT rebuilding notebook
  More pictures of DuMont prototype 15 inch color set
  ETF Board of Directors
  ETF 2014 Financial Summary
   
May 10 Prewar database updated: RCA TT-5 added
  More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
  Zworykin 1929 CRT receiver
  Nick Williams will be at the museum at the end of June to rebuild CRTs. Exact dates will be posted later.
   
May 9 Packard Bell 1957 color sets
   
May 4 2015 Convention Report and auction sale prices
  ETF Bylaws
   
April 30 DuMont 15 inch color prototype - on loan from Dave Sica and on display at the convention
   
April 29 Mechanical Television - James T. Hawes' site
   
April 23 Two weeks until the 2015 convention - Register now
   
April 20 More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
   
April 16 New acquisition: Hollis Baird 26/36 scanner
  Progress on Restoring a 1940s 1847 Amateur Iconoscope camera
  More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
  RCA Model 5 publicity photo
   
April 15 Two weeks until the 2015 convention - Register now
   
April 9 Mechanical Database updated: Hollis Baird Model 26/36 Televisor added
  Color Database updated: Motorola 19CT1 added
   
April 8 More on John Yurkon's project: making an all-glass 15GP22
   
April 7 More progess on Cliff Benham's RCA Dealer Flying Spot Scanner restoration
  Siemens Artificial Eye
   
April 3 Alexander Bain proposed the concept of scanning an image into lines and pixels in 1843
  Thomas Edison predicted color TV
   
Mar 30 Pictures of the CBS 22 inch rectangular color set
  Data sheet for the CBS 22 inch rectangular CRT
  Modern cameras using iconoscope tubes
   
Mar 29 One month until the 2015 convention - Register now
   
Mar 28 Phil Dudley solves the mystery: MP means "Milliion Proof" on Sunset Appliance Stores coin
  Radio Laboratory
  First Puppets on Television - By My Dad
   
Mar 27 Mechanical Database updated: Baird Televisor added
  USTV raffle ticket
  Sunset Appliance Stores coin. What is a "MP" TV set?
   
Mar 24 RCA Technical Book Series available online from American Radio History
  1955 Motorola sales book (Courtesy of Wayne Bretl)
  Newspaper article about an early program from W3XK
   
Mar 23 “The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin, a play about the Farnsworth/Sarnoff fued is being presented Sunday afternoon of the Convention weekend.
  Cliff Benham's RCA Dealer Flying Spot Scanner restoration
  DuMont Electronicam
   
Mar 18 Mechanical Database updated: Hollis Baird Shortwave Adapter/Tuner added
  Prewar database updated: Marconi 701 added
  Hollis Baird Shortwave Adapter/Tuner
   
Mar 15 Progress on Restoring a 1940s 1847 Amateur Iconoscope camera
   
Mar 10 Prewar database updated: RCA TT-5 and Marconi 707 added
  Photos of DuMont Phasmajector
   
Mar 7 Restoring a 1940s 1847 Amateur Iconoscope camera
   
Mar 5 Fernseh FE-FBB 1943 military monitor?
  Scophony display at the 1938 Radiolympia
  Replica lucite TRK-12 on display at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne
  Installing the antenna on Mt. Whiteface, 1940
  General Electric HM-225 in 1944
  Bell Labs two way television
   
Mar 4 Rider pages for all sets in Vol. 3 added to the site
   
Mar 2 Mechanical Database updated: Daven receiver added
  Pictures of another Daven receiver
   
Feb 28 KTLA 1951 remote
  Baird mechanical color receiver
  Baird Notovision camera
  Baird 1928 factory
  Hugo Gernsback
  Science and Invention mechanical television
  Prototypes from Radio Dealer, April 1945 issue
  Baird T-5 at Waterloo Station
   
Feb 26 Baird large screen 1947 set
   
Feb 25 RCA documents on Tri-Color CRT development
   
Feb 23 Prewar database updated: Baird T21 added
   
Feb 19 Stancor 1961 catalog
   
Feb 18 Rank Cintel Flying Spot Scanner CRT
  New acqisition: Admiral neon sign
   
Feb 17 Singer color wheel
  1928 Baird Model B prototype?
   
Feb 16 Farnsworth is Working on Television for Philco
   
Feb 15 Pilot TV37; Electrical Repair and Operational Details (by Joe Sousa)
  Silvertone field sequential demonstration
  See! Hear! American Teleceivers for 1939 (1939)
   
Feb 13 RCA World War Two Iconoscope camera display
   
Feb 10 Prewar database updated: RCA TT-5 added
   
Feb 8 History of Transvision
   
Feb 6 World's Largest TV Picture Tubes
   
Feb 3 Revised list of CT-100 serial numbers
   
Feb 2 Broadcasting magazine article about RCA-GM picturephone
   
Feb 1 Eckhard Etzold's Website mirrored on the ETF site