1950 Television Advertising
courtesy of Ed Reitan]
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS October-November 1950
The above full page New York newspaper ads shouted the announcement of CBS
Mechanical Color Television which had just been approved by the FCC.
Public demonstrations of Color TV were immediately arranged in New York.
Also, the Tele-tone company was authorized by CBS to make color adapters for
use by B&W set owners. The rush to manufacture and sell sets/adapters was on ... but no one
was buying. The public took a 'wait and see' attitude.
1950 Du Mont television advertising
1950 Motorola (USA) Dealer
Models: 9T1, 9L1, 10T2, 12T1, 12K1, 12K2,
16F1, 16K2, 16T1, 19F1, 19K1
1950 Motorola Television - 20 inch and 16 inch screen size.
1950 Philco Television - "Plug-in and Play ..." (needs no aerial)
1950 Stromberg-Carlson Advertisement - Models TC10, TC125, TC19, TS125,
1950 Zenith (USA) Full Product Line
The famous dancing "Old Gold's" cigarette ad, which carried over
to the early television ad campaigns. For those that can remember the
original commercials, what a 'blast from the past' !