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1949 Magazines


1949 Radio-Electronics (Formerly Radio Craft)
(Courtesy of Steve Dichter)

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March 

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Model 12CL Transvision Ad

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Story on "The Television Boom".  1949 is considered "The TV Year".  As of January 1, 1949, Americans had purchased 1,037,000 television sets.


 

1949 Radio Age (8-1/2" x 11")[peacock courtesy of Ed Reitan]
(Courtesy of Anselmo Roccaforte, from Argentina)

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October 1949 - "New RCA Color Television System" (In-home projection TV) - Page 3

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Figure 4 - RCA Color Camera with cover removed, showing "Dichroic Mirrors".  This camera was located in the WNBW studio, Washington, D.C.

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Page 5

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Figure 5 (Close-up view) - 16mm Color Motion Picture Projector

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Page 6 - How the RCA system works

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Figure 6 - Studio Control Units of the New (1949) RCA All-Electronic High-Definition Compatible Color TV System at WNBW (NBC) Station.  Mr. Ray Kell, head of the television section, RCA labs, is operating the studio monitor.

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Page 7 - How the RCA system works (continued)

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Figure 7 - Studio Control Console of the New RCA Color System


1949 Popular Science

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Feb 1949 -- Article on What you Want to Know About Television


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