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1954 Dealer Brochure:  1954 Admiral Dealer Brochure  (168K bytes) (168K)   

Electronic color television


 

1950 Admiral 22X12 12" (20K bytes)      1950 - (22X12)  12" console, bakelite cabinet

1950 Admiral 24X16N 10in (36K bytes)

 

 

     1950 - (24X16N)  10" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-phono [courtesy Janet & Scott Fitch]

1950 Admiral 24R12-14in.  (36K bytes)      1950 - (24R12)  14" console, bakelite cabinet - [Courtesy Robert Casey]

1950 Admiral 26R12-16in  (32K bytes)      1950 - (26R12)  16" console, bakelite cabinet

1950 Admiral 26X56A 16in.  (36K bytes)      1950 - (26X56A)  16" console w/doors, wood (mahogany) - [Courtesy John Widera]    

1950 Admiral 36R45 (40K bytes)      1950 - (36R45)  console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

 

[need photo]     1951 - (TBD)

 

[need photo]     1952 - (17K21) tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1952 - (21B1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21C1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21D1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21E1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21F1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21G1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21H1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21J1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21K1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21L1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21M1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21N1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21P1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21Q1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21T1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21V1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21W1)

[need photo]     1952 - (21Y1)

1952 Admiral 47M15 (28K bytes)      1952 - (47M15)  console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1952 - (321M25) console, wood (mahogany)   

1952 Admiral 321M26A (32K bytes)      1952 - (321M26A) console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1952 - (421M15) console, wood (mahogany)

 

1953 Admiral 17DX12 (28K bytes)     1953 - (17DX12)  tabletop, bakelite

1953 Admiral 228DX16 (32K bytes)      1953 - (228DX16)  console, wood (mahogany)

1953 Admiral 321DX16 (36K bytes)      1953 - (321DX16)  console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

 

1954 Admiral C1617A Color (40K bytes)      1954 - (C1617A) 15" console, wood (blonde), COLOR, $1175 - Released to the USA public on December 30, 1953 -- earliest known commercially available electronic color television set in America.   No published documentation of public color TV sales prior to this date is known to exist.  If you have proof of an earlier commercial sale, (for any manufacturer), please contact me.

It should be noted that there were approximately two-dozen manufacturers of 15" experimental electronic color sets during the 1951 to 1953 time period.  These experimental sets were not sold directly to the public before 1954.

1954 Admiral Model C1617A Tech Info  (300K bytes) (300K) -- Admiral Model C1617A -- 15" Screen -- Tech Info  (Courtesy Pete Deksnis)

[need photo]     1954 - (C2215)  21" console, wood (walnut)

[need photo]     1954 - (C2216)  21" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1954 - (C2217)  21" console, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1954 - (C2225)  21" console, wood (walnut), $339.95

[need photo]     1954 - (C2226)  21" console, wood (mahogany), $339.95

[need photo]     1954 - (C2227)  21" console, wood (blonde), $339.95

1954 Admiral C2236A (32K bytes)      1954 - (C2236)  21" console, wood (mahogany), $349.50

[need photo]     1954 - (C2516)  24" *INDUSTRY FIRST* rectangular CRT, console, wood (mahog), deluxe chassis

[need photo]     1954 - (C2517)  24" *INDUSTRY FIRST* rectangular CRT, console, wood (blonde), deluxe chassis

[need photo]     1954 - (C2526)  24" *INDUSTRY FIRST* rectangular CRT, console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1954 - (F2216)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), $399.95

[need photo]     1954 - (F2217)  21" console w/doors, wood (blonde), $399.95

[need photo]     1954 - (F2218)  21" console w/doors, wood (maple), $399.95

[need photo]     1954 - (F2817)  27" console w/doors, wood (blonde), "TV of tomorrow - 400 sq. in"

[need photo]     1954 - (H2216)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1954 - (H2217)  21" console w/doors, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1954 - (H2516)  24" *INDUSTRY FIRST* rectangular CRT, console w/doors, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1954 - (H2816)  27" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), "TV of tomorrow - 400 sq. in"

[need photo]     1954 - (K2216)  21" console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

[need photo]     1954 - (K2217)  21" console, wood (blonde), TV-phono

[need photo]     1954 - (L2215)  21" console w/doors, wood (walnut), TV-phono, $595.00

[need photo]     1954 - (L2216)  21" console w/doors, wood (mahogany), TV-phono, $595.00

[need photo]     1954 - (L2218)  21" console w/doors, wood (blonde), TV-phono, $595.00

[need photo]     1954 - (L2226)  21" console, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono, $600.00

[need photo]     1954 - (T1811)  17" tabletop, plastic (ebony color), $149.95

[need photo]     1954 - (T1812)  17" tabletop, plastic (mahogany color), $149.95

[need photo]     1954 - (T1822)  17" tabletop, plastic (mahogany color), deluxe cabinet, $199.95

[need photo]     1954 - (T2212)  21" tabletop, plastic (mahogany color), $229.95

[need photo]     1954 - (T2215)  21" tabletop, wood (walnut)

[need photo]     1954 - (T2216)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]     1954 - (T2217)  21" tabletop, wood (blonde)

[need photo]     1954 - (T2217)  21" tabletop, wood (maple)

[need photo]     1954 - (T2222)  21" tabletop, plastic (mahogany color), deluxe cabinet, $249.95

[need photo]     1954 - (T2226)  21" tabletop, wood (mahogany), $279.95

[need photo]     1954 - (T2232)  21" tabletop, plastic (mahogany color), deluxe chassis, aluminized CRT, $299.95

1954 Admiral T2236Z (28K bytes)      1954 - (T2236)  tabletop w/legs, wood (mahogany), with optional aluminized CRT, $279.95

1954 Admiral T2236Z (28K bytes)      1954 - (T2237)  tabletop w/legs, wood (mahogany), with optional aluminized CRT, $279.95

 


 

1955 Admiral CA2246 (32K bytes)      1955 - (CA2246)  console, wood (mahogany)

1955 Admiral K2216 (36K bytes)      1955 - (K2216)  console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

1955 Admiral T1802N (36K bytes)      1955 - (T1802N)  tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1955 Admiral T2311Z (32K bytes)      1955 - (T2311Z)  tabletop, bakelite

 

1956 Admiral C28B6N (28K bytes)      1956 - (C28B6N)  console, wood (mahogany)

1956 Admiral CS2306BZN (28K bytes)      1956 - (CS2306BZN)  console, wood (mahogany)

1956 Admiral K23A6 (28K bytes)      1956 - (K23A6)  console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

1956 Admiral L23B6 (24K bytes)      1956 - (L23B6)  console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

1956 Admiral T23B6N (32K bytes)      1956 - (T23B6N)  tabletop, wood (mahogany)

 

1957 Admiral T323B1B (36K bytes)      1957 - (T323B1B)  tabletop, metal cabinet

1957 Admiral T103 (28K bytes)      1957 - (T103)  tabletop, metal cabinet

1957 Admiral TS172ALN (28K bytes)      1957 - (TS172ALN)  tabletop, metal cabinet

 

1958 Admiral HL323A6B (32K bytes)      1958 - (HL323A6B)  console, wood (mahogany), TV-phono

1958 Admiral P17D21 (32K bytes)      1958 - (P17D21)  tabletop, metal cabinet

1958 Admiral T21E21 (32K bytes)      1958 - (T21E21)  tabletop, metal cabinet

 

1959 Admiral CH21UH33 (28K bytes)     1959 - (CH21UH33)  console, wood (blonde)

1959 Admiral T21UG12 (32K bytes)     1959 - (T21UG12)  tabletop, wood (mahogany)

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