Remote Controls for Television
Early in the 1950s it was apparent that no one really liked to get up and down out of the easy chair over and over each evening to change channels on the TV set! Any baby boomer will remember those early days when Mom and Dad had us 'kids' change channels for them. There had to be a better solution.
Zenith quickly established itself as the leader in the design and development of the TV remote control. A 1950 magazine advertisement (shown below) announced proudly that to have "..Complete automatic program selection in the palm of your hand.... from anywhere in the room..... [was].... Another Zenith First!"
The first WIRELESS remote control, which used a beam of light aimed at one of the sensors on the four corners of the picture tube, was the Zenith "Flash-matic", released in late 1955, as a built-in, (non-accessory) feature for several 1956 Zenith models. With this wonderful device you were now able to:
1) Turn the TV 'On' or 'Off'
Shown below is a real-life example of the Zenith "Fash-matic" remote, which sold on ebay for several hundred dollars more than a year ago!
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Of course, remotes got better in design, year after year. Here are two more Zenith advertisements from the late 1950s:
OTHER REMOTE SYSTEMS AROUND 1955
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