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Early Electronic Television

Zenith

1939 Mahogany 12 inch Mirror in Lid

The above set is being restored by Dave Johnson. On the left is a view inside the set. On the right is a picture of a 12AP4 picture tube (left) which was originally used in the set, and a replacement tube made by Thompson in the 80s to replace the 12AP4.

Above photos courtesy of Konrad Schiecke

Here is a 1939 Zenith radio with a similar cabinet 

1939 Blonde 12 inch Mirror-in-Lid

Above pictures courtesy of Darryl Hock

Courtesy of Dave Johnson

 

From the Zenith Corp. 1953 Annual Report

Zenith 1939 Advertisement