1950-1959 Other Stuff
This page contains items that don't fit the previously established sections, such as cartoons and comic strips about television, station logos, toys and ephemera from the 1950 to 1959 time period.
Remote Controls for Television - Click here to see examples and advertising
NBC, ABC, CBS - COLOR PRESENTATION LOGOS [peacock courtesy of Ed Reitan]
Visit Kris Trexler's Site to see the original 1950's NBC Peacock, and other color presentation logos!
Kris has amazing "QuickTime" video clips, with sound, of these logos as they appeared on TV about 50 years ago! MUST SEE !!!
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TV Network Logos
Click here to see 101 Local Television Station Idents for 1951
1950s DuMont Matchbook
1950s TV Salt and Pepper Shaker
1950s TV Coin Banks and Viewers
1950s Kraft Cameraman
Trivia Question: What was the FIRST TOY advertised on television?
The first toy advertised on television was Mr. Potato Head. Introduced in 1952, smart marketing put the spud on the tube. At the time, two-thirds of American TVs were owned by families with children under 12. The cute little toy grossed $4 million in his very first year. Mattel says that one of their toys, a Mickey Mouse guitar, was the first toy advertised on TV, but the general consensus is for the spud.
1953 Crosley Owner's Manual