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What Things Cost in 1937:
Car: $675
Gasoline: 20 cents/gal
House: $6,600
Bread: 9 cents/loaf
Milk: 50 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 121
Average Annual Salary: $1,700

                           
 

1937 Ford.JPG (88175 bytes) (88K)
1937 Ford Automobile

Jan-Feb 1937 Barid-EMI TV Programmes  (128K bytes) (128K)
Television Programmes - Jan-Feb 1937
The final programmes shown before the end of the Baird-EMI competition in London
 


  •  FEBRUARY:  The BBC announced EMI as the winner of the Baird-EMI competition

  •  Both the coronation of King George VI and the the Wimbledon tennis tournament are televised in England.  9,000 sets sold.

7 May 1937 - Radio Times (220K bytes) (220K)
7 May 1937 - Television Supplement to the Radio Times - Coronation Programme

  •  France begins construction of the world's most powerful TV transmitter in the Eiffel Tower.  At this time 18 experimental stations are in the USA.
     

  •  Read the 14-August-1937 British Report: "Television In America"


                           

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