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1939 RCA Model TT-5, 5" screen, 5 channel, NO SOUND (Sold for $199.50)

Of the 600 of these manufactured, only a dozen are known to exist today, and only a handful of those are still working.  The set had to be connected to a special TV-sound equipped radio, in order to hear the television sound for each channel.  Typical of this set design, the picture had to be viewed in a fairly dark room, because the brightness output level was low.