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What Things Cost in 1935:
Car: $580
Gasoline: 19 cents/gal
House: $6,300
Bread: 8 cents/loaf
Milk: 47 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 144
Average Annual Salary: $1,500


1935 Ford (96K bytes)(96K)
1935 Ford Automobile


What Did The First Electronic Television Sets Look Like?
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Note:  This section is under reconstruction.

  • Patent interference between Zworykin and Farnsworth is ruled in favor of Farnsworth, preventing RCA from gaining 100% control of all television patents. 
     Read about Philo T. Farnsworth on this site

  • Sarnoff believes that FM will take over AM-radio, so he evicts Armstrong from the Empire State building, and announces a million-dollar research and testing program for television

  • MARCH:  The German Reichpost (Post Office) begins "first television broadcasting service in the world".  However, the quality is poor and the receivers are almost non-existent

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