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Changes and Additions to the Site

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Apr 25 New pictures of Westinghouse H840CK15 and Motorola 19CT1 in the auction
April 21 New acquisition: Channel Master antenna rotor display
April 20 Two RCA CT-100s added to convention auction
Apr 15 Revised list of surviving RCA CT-100s
  Rare sets in the 2018 Convention Auction: Westinghouse H840CK15, Motorola 19CT1, Baird T-23, Rembrandt 1950. More coming.
Apr 5 New Shape for Color TV Tubes - 25 inch Rectangular (courtesy of Tom Kredatus)
Mar 31 RCA 30 KW UHF transmitter
Mar 28 Index of books and magazines, pamplets, etc.. now online
Mar 24 More information on Jenkins mechanical sets
  Mechanical Database Summary updated: Jenkins 202 and JD-30 added
Mar 22 Surviving Early Electronic Set Database Summary updated: Andrea 1-F-5 added
Mar 19 Color picture tube interchangeablity guide
Mar 15 Mechanical Database Summary updated: Plew 1934 scanning disk added
Mar 9 New acquisition: Scott 6T11
Mar 8 Camera Cranes from the Beginning
Mar 7 Theater Television on the Rise - Televiser Monthly article
  DuMont TA-107 sync generator
  General Electric 1948 equipment
  A. T. & T, Announces New Television Network Expansion - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  CBS Plans - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  National Conventions have TV Broadcasters Pooling Resources - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  WPTZ Trying Out Varied Programming Ideas - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
  WPIX New York
  Television Receiver Distribution - 1948 Televisor Monthly article
Mar 5 Documents related to programming and operations at WBKB - 1945 to1948
  AMA Television Handbook - WBKB 1947
  Audience surveys - WBKB 1947 and 1948
  The Pulse of New York Television - 1948 audience survey
  Continuity of Action in the Televising of Baseball Games - 1948
  Television Remote Operations - 1948
  Los Angeles advertising rate cards - 1950
Mar 4 Television show scripts from WBKB Chicago - 1946
Mar 3 Television show scripts from WBKB Chicago - 1944 and 1945
  Morton Tuller, early television pioneer at WBKB Chicago
Mar 2 Denis Asseman's Telehor replica
Feb 27 Updated list of RCA 21-CT-55 (CTC-2B) serial numbers from Pete Deksnis
Feb 26 Washington, DC area programs in CBS color
Feb 23 Color Database Summary updated: Sylvania 31T series, RCA 21-CT-55 and CTC-4 added
Feb 22 Early Television Museum featured on Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel tonight at 9 EST
Feb 21 Color Database Summary updated: RCA 21CT55 modified for 625 line NTSC experiments in Switzerland.
Feb 19 Color Database Summary updated: RCA TM-21 monitor added
Feb 18 Picture Generator for Color Television - August 1951 Electronics magazine article
Feb 17 Color Database Summary updated: RCA 21-CT-55 added
Feb 15 Mechanical Database Summary updated: Hollis-Baird C-3-S receiver added
Feb 9 Sentinel SelectaVision Coin Operated TV Set
Jan 30 Douglas 1953 Remote Control TV Set
  Items now being accepted for the 2018 convention live auction
Jan 25 You can now register for the 2018 convention
Jan 23 Color Database Summary updated: CBS 205, Col-R-Tel, Motorola 19CT1 added
  Clio article about the museum by Steven Straley
  RCA Spherical Iconoscope (ca 1934)
Jan 18 Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 52 Bulletins
Jan 16 Ohio Magazine article, January 2018
Jan 15 Ohio Group Travel Guide - 2018
Jan 13 Histoire de la télévision - André Lange's new site (in French)
Jan 12 November 16, 2017 Early Television Foundation Board Meeting minutes
Jan 10 Vee D X antenna rotor
Jan 7 Hickok 760 Video Scanner
Jan 2, 2018 Happy New Year!
  During 2017, we added 9 mechanical, 4 prewar, and 11 early color sets to our databases
Dec 22 More on Guillermo Gonzalez Camanera, Mexican television pioneer
Dec 21 Guillermo Gonzalez Camanera, Mexican television pioneer
  RCA Coloring Book - courtesy of Dave Arland
Dec 20 Are TVs really cheaper than ever? - CNET article
  Color Database Summary updated: Gom-Cam field sequential receiver added
Dec 19 Gon-Cam receivers
Dec 18 1962 Transvision kit set
  Mechanical Set Database Summary updated: Baird Televisor Kit added
Dec 15 Television - Practical Demonstrations Over WRNY - Radio News, July 1928
  Television Out-of-Doors - Radio News, September 1928
  Television in Natural Colors Demonstrated - Radio News, October 1928
  How Stereoscopic Television is Shown - Radio News, November 1928
  Successful DX Work Marks Radio Movie Transmission - Radio News, November 1928
  Complex Television to Give Large Images - Radio News, December 1928
  Several Wavelengths Used for High Frequency Television - Radio News, December 1928
Dec 12 Color Champion CRT rebuilding plant advertisement
Dec 3 Mechanical television articles from Radio News added from 1928
Dec 2 1946 DuMont (GE) image orthicon camera
Nov 30 Mechanical television articles from Radio News added from 1929
Nov 29 Thanks to all who donated on Giving Tuesday. The museum received almost $3,500 in donations
Nov 27 Mechanical television articles from Radio News added from 1930 - 1938
  More early electronic television articles from Radio News added
Nov 25 More information on the ATC Kinet
  TV station license applications by department stores (1939)
  National Union "stubby" 9 inch CRT (1939)
  Pacent prewar set
  Wald prewar television attachment
  Television articles from Radio News added from 1938, 1942, 1943 and 1944
Nov 24 Television articles from Radio News 1939, 1940 and 1941
Nov 23 W3XE engineers monitor video
Nov 19 CRT spot extiction circuit
Nov 15 More on RCA Institutes
Nov 14 Scanning Methods in Modern Television Television - Imitating the Human Eye - RCA Institutes papers
Nov 8 "Crooked Circle", first televised movie
Nov 6 Telco UHF antenna advertisement
  Mallory UHF converter advertisement
  Granco UHF converter advertisement
  Blonder-Tongue UHF converter advertisement
  Trio Zig-Zag antenna advertisement
Nov 5 CDR, JEB rotor advertisements
Nov 4 Regency UHF converter advertisement
  Regency UHF Converter article
  Advertisements - Radio & Television News, December 1953
  RCA TK-11A advertisement
  Mechanical Database Summary updated: Globe Radiovisor added
Nov 2 Baird Televisor sold at auction for $28,237
  CBS Colortron - Radio-TV News, December 1953
Nov 1 CRT Rebuilding in Waco, Texas
Oct 25 1949 ATI commencement ceremony
Oct 24 Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-12 added
Oct 15 Color Database Summary updated: Motorola 16CK1 added
Oct 14 1979 video of Danny Gustafsons's CBS 12CC2
Oct 13 2018 Early Television Convention dates
  More progress on LED replacement for crater lamp in Empire State
Oct 11 Early color sets and prewar Marconi for sale in classifieds.
Oct 10 More progress on LED replacement for crater lamp in Empire State
  Color Database Summary updated: Westinghouse H840CK15, Motorola 21CT2 added
Oct 6 LED replacement for crater lamp in Empire State
Oct 5 CRT rebuilding project
Sept 30 The Museum's new video playback system
  Mechanical Database Summary updated: Baird Televisor, See-All 101 added
  Television Mfg. Co. See-All 101
  RCA Electron Tubes sign
Sept 21 CBS microscope camera
Sept 17 Barry Bennett's progress on restoring the museum's TK-41
Sept 12 Photos of TV sets in the 40s and 50s - from Ralph Sargent
Sept 5 Ultra-High-Frequency Television Converters
Sept 4 Early color TV demonstrations
  More documents from Craig Christensen posted
Sept 3 John Christensen - CBS color TV engineer
Aug 31 Zenith Flashmatic advertisement
  North Hollywood Television and Radio
Aug 30 Barry Bennett's progress on restoring the museum's TK-41
  Live Webcast from the site of Farnsworth's original lab in San Francisco with a special event celebrating inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth on Sept 7th.
Aug 29 RCA TK-41 December 1953 Press Photo
Aug 28 U. S. A. and the Problems of Television (1937 article)
Aug 27 We now have the 405 line modulator kit in stock.
Aug 21 Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-9 added
  2016 Early Television Foundation Tax Return
Aug 18 Prewar Database Summary updated: RCA TRK-12 added
Aug 17 We are looking for a safety glass from a 21FJP22. Anyone have one they can spare?
Aug 11 Fall Vintage Electronics Swapmeet
  Mechanical Database updated: Jenkins 200, J-D Receiver added
Aug 8 Dave Sager - Litton CRT glassblower
Aug 6 RCA Radiograms from the 1939 World's Fair
Aug 4 Ohio:, For Your Viewing Pleasure Blog about visit to the museum
Aug 3 Color Database updated; Admiral C322C added
July 29 Chuck Pharis' TK-41 restoration
July 27 New bathroom at the museum
July 25 Who Sold the First NTSC Color Set to the Public?
June 30 GE 15CL100 on display at an Akron, Ohio department store
June 26 Color Database Summary updated: Admiral C1617A added
June 25 TV chassis for sale at the museum
June 24 Help us repave our parking lot. Make a donation to our Go Fund Me campaign.
June 23 1936 Texas Exhibition - Television Telephone card
June 20 Blog by Eduardo Suarez with information on a RCA TJ-48 van in Cuba.
  Museum building donated to the Early Television Foundation
June 17 - Byron Ake's site
  Color Database updated: Westinghouse H840CK15 added
June 16 Emerson TV set in a 1959-60 Cadillac
June 15 The Electronic Side of Color Media - article by Richard Wirth
June 11 Norway Radio and Television Museum
  Thomas to Produce Lawrence Color Tube
June 6 DuMont B1103 developmental 19 inch color CRT
May 29 Article in Hilliard Northwest News about the 2017 Convention
May 28 Barry Bennett takes on the TK-41 restoration project
May 25 Sentinel 806-CM 15 inch color set
  Lang Radio and TV Service - Boonville, MO
May 23 Dummy security camera
  More on the TNT projector
  More on the RCA Clubman
May 22 More on the portable sync generator
  Televising the 1948 London Olympics - courtesy of Steve Dichter
May 20 New acquisition: Philco lighted sign
May 18 More on the portable sync generator, high resolution photos of the front and rear
May 17 Article about the museum by Stewart Wolpin in the Huffington Post
May 14 New acquisition: Portable sync generator?
May 11 Revised list of serial numbers of surviving RCA CT-100s
  2017 Convention report
  New acquisitions: RCA Clubman, Theatre Network Television projection set
May 2 RCA CTC-5 Wingate for sale in the classifieds
Apr 27 1 week until the Convention - Register Now
  Schedule changes for the convention: Restoration workshop moved to Saturday afternoon
Apr 26 More Convention Auction items
  Motorola VK-101M
Apr 24 RCA CT-100 in classifeds
Apr 23 Radio & TV News article about Sentinel remote control
Apr 20 2 weeks until the Convention - Register Now
Aor 19 Color Database updated: Motorola 21CT2 added
Apr 16 1939 HRTI booklet with data on British valves courtesy of Neil Bousfield
Apr 10 Revised list of serial numbers of surviving RCA CT-100s
  Pictures of Raytheon 15 inch color prototype chassis
Apr 9 Photo of TRK-12 at FDR home
Apr 6 More on The Iconoscope TV Camera at W6BM, Berkeley
Apr 5 RCA 21-CT-55 for sale in classifieds
Apr 3 Newspaper articles (courtesy of Marshall Wozniak) about Admiral 15 inch color sets
  50s NBC tin toy
  More Convention Auction items
Apr 2 What's Happening with TV Around the World - Popular Mechanics article, June 1953
Mar 31 Prewar Database updated: Marconi 707 added
Mar 27 Video about the museum by SF Productions Podcast Network
Mar 25 Was Raytheon the first manufacturer to sell NTSC color sets to the public?
  Raytheon 19 inch color set
  Who Sold the First NTSC Color Set to the Public?
Mar 23 More on the unidentified (probably SKF monitor) color wheel
Mar 21 Unidentified (maybe SKF) color wheel
Mar 20 Cabinet restoration of a RCA TRK-9
Mar 17 Tentative list of presentations at the 2017 Convention
  1938 letters from Hollywood Radio and Television Institute
Mar 11 New items added to 2017 Convention Auction
Mar 9 More on John Yurkon's all glass 15GP22 project
Mar 8 More on GE 3D color system
Mar 6 Partial WGSF-TV website mirrored
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Mar 1 GEC BT 8090