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What Things Cost in 1950:
Car: $1,750
Gasoline: 27 cents/gal
House: $14,500
Bread: 14 cents/loaf
Milk: 82 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 235
Average Annual Salary: $3,800
Minimum Wage: 75 cents per hour

                               
                   
 

1950 Ford.JPG (63482 bytes) (64K)
1950 Ford

BUSH_TV22.jpg (32640 bytes) (33K)
1950 Bush Model TV22 9" British B&W TV - One Channel "The BBC"

1950 Motorola 12K2  (12K bytes) (12K)
1950 Motorola 12" B&W Television - Model 12K2

1950 Crosley Model 10-401 TV  (20K bytes) (20K)
1950 Crosley Model 10-401 - 10 inch Bakelite


  • APRIL:  5,343,000 TV sets are in American Homes

  • MAY:   103 TV Stations in 60 cities

  • SEPTEMBER: 7,535,000 TV sets in USA

  • OCTOBER:      8,000,000 TV sets -- 107 stations

 

1950 PHILCO T1403 12inch TV.JPG (37489 bytes) (37K)
1950 American Philco -- Model  T1403 -- 12 inch screen

1950 Zenith Round Screen - H2438  (20K bytes) (20K)
1950 Zenith (USA) - Model H2438R
 

1950 ZENITH Porthole TV  (22K bytes) (22K)
1950 Zenith (USA) - Model G2355

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