1949 hallicrafters - Model T505 (7 inch screen)
Channel 1 was first established in 1937. It was officially 'dead' on June 14, 1948, however, a few TV set manufacturers continued to sell sets with tuners set-up for Channel 1, into 1949. This is one example above.
(Note: The year 1948 was a transition year for the industry, where sets could have been built with either 12 channel tuners or 13 channel tuners, depending on the make and model. In 1949, the vast majority were 12 channel sets).
If you would like to learn more about the history of
the original Channel One, then visit
Jeff's website .