1937 Article - "Truth About Television" -- Tells Why America is Slow to get Electronic TV
1939 Andrea Corporation (USA)
Only two examples of this Andrea model are known to exist today. This set is in the Steve McVoy collection.
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1939 General Electric (USA)
This set has a tiny 5" picture tube and 3-push button channel selector -- with no speaker. In order to hear the broadcasts, it must be connected to a special AM-Short Wave radio, which is equipped to receive TV sound. The HM-171 was marketed this way as a cost-saving feature. This particular set was ordered at the 1939 World's Fair by the first owner, and purchased by the second owner after WW-II. He kept it in storage for 55 years.
1939 RCA (USA)
RCA's top-of-the-line television for 1939. It had a 12" picture tube (CRT), 5 channels, and a state-of-the-art radio with push-button motorized tuning, housed in a sleek art-deco style wooden cabinet. Original price: $600. See more photos of this set, including inside cabinet views of one example recently restored.
1939 American Projection Television
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