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May 29 Hazeltine's Colorful Days (courtesy of John Folsom)
   
May 23 Bright raster on the CRT that Nick Williams rebuilt at the convention
   
May 18 2017 Early Television Convention Dates set - May 5, 6 and 7
  2016 Museum Membership hits 150. If you aren't a member, please join.
   
May 13 RCA TRK-12 for sale in classifieds
   
May 12 RCA Washington, DC UHF field test (courtesy of Chuck Azzalina)
  WRGB 1944 Brochure (courtesy of Cliff Benham)
   
May 11 The Mechanics of Television, by Peter Yanczer
   
May 5 Sarkes Tarzian 3000L brochure, pictures at WTTV
  Philco 45-1622. Video Research Labs TVL VHF boosters (donated by Chuck Azzalina)
  KC2XAK Bridgeport, CT
  RCA experimental UHF converters (donated by Chuck Azzalina)
   
May 3 Wayne Bretl's 2016 Convention Photos
   
May 2 2016 Convention Auction Results
  Picture of Westinghouse WRT-700 in Forbes Magazine, May 10, 2016
   
May 1 2016 Convention Report - First successful CRT rebuild at the museum
   
Apr 28 Color Database updated: Col-R-Tel 100 added
  RCA sound systems at the fair
   
Aor 23 Mechanical Database updated: Jenkins JD-30 receiver added
   
Apr 22 Final Reminder - Register for the 2016 Early Television Convention. Monday morning we need to notify the Makoy Center of how many people we will have for lunch and dinner. If you plan to attend, please register now so we can give them an accurate count. This will assure that there will be food for you.
   
Apr 19 RCA TT-5 to be in the Convention Auction
  Nick Williams will be at the museum from April 27-29, working on rebuilding CRTs. Anyone who is interested in participating is welcome.
   
Apr 18 New presentation at the Convention: Return of the Queens Messenger
  Prewar Database updated: RCA TT-5 added
   
Apr 11 Color Database updated: Sylvania 31T304 added
   
Apr 8 Mechanical Database updated: Western Television Visionette console added
   
Apr 7 Pictures of the Daven 1931 scanning disk receiver
   
Mar 14 New acquisition: Lane & Company Panther TV Lamp
   
Mar 13 Anyone recognize this connector?
  Online archives of several television related magazines at americanradiohistory.com
   
Mar 12 New acquisition: Sarkes Tarzian 3000L camera
   
Mar 11 More parts addded to Flybacks, Yokes, etc. for sale
   
Mar 9 Pictures of VHF boosters and UHF converters
   
Mar 6 RCA TK-27 film camera
  RCA TP-66 film projector
   
Mar 5 Volunteers wanted to restore TK-41 modules and support equipment
   
Mar 2 Progress on restoring our TK-41 color camera
   
Mar 1 New project: restoring our TK-41 color camera
  Canadian TV set service data added
   
Feb 25 Polish 441-line TV Receiver Prototype
   
Feb 24 1939 Worlds Fair commemorative medal
  Marconi 706 French advertisement
  Russian "Rainbow 2" color set
  YouTube video featuring Raduga color set
   
Feb 23 Sylvania 7140
  Hoffman M4021 Colorcaster
   
Feb 22 Preliminary lists of 2016 Convention presentations
   
Feb 20 Television in the Field (1939) (courtesy of Pete DiPasquale)
   
Feb 15 Prewar Database updated: RCA TRK12/120 added (cabinet only)
   
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 3 Alexander Bain proposed the concept of scanning an image into lines and pixels in 1843
  Thomas Edison predicted color TV