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1950-1959 Fleetwood - USA 


Fleetwood television receivers were custom-made and marketed by Conrac, Inc., located in Glendora, California. 

The Fleetwood line was intended for the upscale market, and for audiophiles in particular, because the television audio had to be run through an external high-fidelity amplifier.  The Fleetwood sets were primarily designed for a flush wall mount, which was considered quite hi-tech and fashionable in the 1950s and early 1960s, but could be also mounted in a custom cabinet.

Conrac History

Conrac, Inc. was founded in 1939.  The name Conrac was derived by combining letters from the names of its two original founders, CON from Mr. Conrow . . . and RAC ("Car" spelled backwards) from Mr. Carrington. 

Conrac quickly earned a reputation for innovative, quality products.  Conrac began manufacturing the Fleetwood brand of custom television receivers, in 1947, initially under the name of Peyton Manufacturing Company.  In the early 1950's, Conrac pioneered the development of broadcast studio monitors and introduced the first color studio monitor in 1954.

In 1962, the company was merged with the Giannini Controls Corporation, but continued to market under the name Conrac.  Today, Conrac Systems, Inc. is a privately held company located in the city of Irwindale, California near the greater Los Angeles area.  The principal activities and focus of the company are centered on the design, manufacture, and support of CRT and flat panel displays for the industrial, process control, medical, military, and financial markets.

Visit the Conrac web site!


1952 Fleetwood Brochure ->  1952-Fleetwood-Brochure (52K bytes) (52K) 1952-Fleetwood-Remote-ALL (60K bytes) (60K) 1952-Fleetwood-Remote-600-700 (92K bytes) (92K) 1952-Fleetwood-Prices (84K bytes) (84K) 1952-Fleetwood-Dimensions  (99K bytes) (99K)

1958 Fleetwood Brochure ->  1958-Fleetwood-Brochure (72K bytes) (72K) 1958-Fleetwood-Brochure2 (112K bytes) (112K)  1958 Fleetwood-Brochure3  (136K bytes) (136K)  1958 Fleetwood-Brochure4 (132K bytes) (132K)


[need photo]     1950 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1951 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1952 - (600)  21" for custom installation, with remote control, List price: $264.50 (w/o CRT)

[need photo]     1952 - (600S)  21" for custom installation, picture chassis alone, List price: $144.75 (w/o CRT)

1952 Fleetwood-610-710  (56K bytes)      1952 - (610)  21" for custom installation, self-contained (no remote), List price: $199.50 (w/o CRT)

[need photo]     1952 - (650)  Remote control tuner (alone), List price: $119.75 (w/o cabinet)

[need photo]     1952 - (no model number) Tuner cabinet (mahogany or walnut $19.95), (Blonde or maple $21.95)

[need photo]     1952 - (700)  24" or 27" for custom installation, with remote control, List price: $289.50 (w/o CRT)

[need photo]     1952 - (700S)  24" or 27" for custom installation, picture chassis alone, List price: $169.75 (w/o CRT)

 1952 Fleetwood-610-710  (56K bytes)     1952 - (710)  24" or 27" for custom installation,  self-contained (no remote), List price: $219.50 (w/o CRT)

[need photo]     1952 - (700)  24" or 27" for custom installation, with remote control, List price: $289.50 (w/o CRT)

[need photo]     1953 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1954 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1955 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1956 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1957 - (TBD)

[need photo]     1958 - (900)  21" wall-mounted, "Fleetwood da Vinci", full electronic remote control with 40 foot cable.  Remote has on/off - volume, channel selector/fine tuning, brightness, contrast, definition controls and edgelit tuning dial.

[need photo]     1958 - (910)     21" wall-mounted, "Fleetwood da Vinci", with self-contained controls

[need photo]     1958 - (800)     24" (24CP4A) or 27" (27RP4) wall-mounted, with remote controls (as above)

[need photo]     1958 - (810)     24" (24CP4A) or 27" (27RP4) wall-mounted, with self-contained controls

[need photo]     1959 - (TBD)

Last year of production: 1962 --> Then merged with Giannini Controls Corporation

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