TV Transmitter goes portable (Jun, 1951)

TV Transmitter goes portable
This battery-operated RCA back-pack weighs 53 pounds, including batteries. Antennas for transmitting picture signals and receiving orders from a base station extend from top of pack. Range is about one mile. At rear of camera case is an electronic finder and a microphone for the narrator.

Television Turret Camera Sends Movies of Olympics (Nov, 1936)

That’s an amazingly modern looking camera for 1936.

Television Turret Camera Sends Movies of Olympics

Bleacherites ten miles away from the Olympic stadium saw the sports events by television. Mounted on a movable pedestal like a turret gun, a television movie camera trained its giant eye on the international games and transmitted the action pictures to distant bleachers and to a projection room in the German post-office headquarters. Done experimentally, the reception was not always clearly defined.

TV’s Tiniest Actress (Sep, 1955)

TV’s Tiniest Actress

Barbra Loden cavorts in miniature on the Ernie Kovacs’ show, astounding and amusing audiences with her feats.

BARBRA Loden is TV’s tiniest performer by virtue of electronic wizardry. In reality she’s a shapely 5 ft., 5 in., 112-pound gal with a mighty fine specification sheet reading 36-23-34. She performs on Ernie Kovacs’ show twice a week, cavorting through a series of weird Lilliputian escapades dreamed up by Kovacs and director Barry Shear.

Zenith Handcrafted TVs (Apr, 1965)

This ad pretty much sums up why there are no more American television manufacturers. They are actually advertising the fact that they don’t use circuit boards and that all of their electronics are hand assembled!

BUILT BETTER… to last longer!

Every Zenith portable TV is Handcrafted —built better to last longer. There are no printed circuits. No production shortcuts. Every connection is carefully handwired. This kind of dedication to quality has made Zenith America’s largest selling TV. It is one of the important reasons why Zenith TV gives you finer performance. Fewer service problems. Greater operating dependability. And a sharper, clearer picture, year after year. Don’t settle for less than Zenith—the Handcrafted TV.

The quality goes in before the name goes on

1,000,000 Ringside Seats! (Aug, 1941)

1,000,000 Ringside Seats!

by Russ Ratchet

THE next world’s championship prizefight may be held in your neighborhood theater! Or perhaps it will be the Kentucky Derby, the Rose Bowl football classic—or even a battle of the World War!

Theater television has become an actuality. Before so very long, you may be able to relax in a seat of your corner movie house and view the World Series, as it is actually being played, televised on a regulation size motion picture screen.

Midget Television Set for Home (Oct, 1932)

Midget Television Set for Home

MIDGET television receivers, corresponding to the midget receivers now in widespread use, are now available for home entertainment. As pictured at the right, the receiver is housed in a small cabinet and is operated with eight tubes, which deliver current to a crater neon tube. The scanning disc has sixty holes and is operated by a synchronous motor.

Television – a Season Pass to Baseball! (Apr, 1947)

Remember, it would be inappropriate to watch television wearing anything less than your Sunday best.

Television – a Season Pass to Baseball!

Every home game —day or night — played by the New York Giants, Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers will be seen over television this season!

Owning a television receiver in the New York area will be like having a season pass for all three ball clubs. And in other cities, preparations for the future telecasting of baseball are being made.

Mystery Cell Aids Television (Aug, 1930)

Mystery Cell Aids Television

Remarkable demonstration in theater shows big improvement in seeing and hearing by radio. New process used to aid planes blinded by fog.


TWO remarkable developments recently revived public interest in television, and brought the dream of practical transmission and reception of “images on the air” a step nearer realization.

In a dramatic demonstration at Schenectady, N. Y., a few weeks ago, Dr. E. F. W. Alexanderson, consulting engineer of the General Electric Company, projected six-foot images bright enough to be seen by a large gathering. Before that, the best television image had been only a few inches square and had been produced by the feeble flickering of a neon tube.



The new medium played an important part in the recent presidential campaign. How did it compare with radio, newspapers and magazines as a source of information?

by Angus Campbell, Gerald Gurin and Warren E. Miller

THE PRESIDENTIAL campaign of 1952 was the first in which television played a major part. How much did this new medium influence the election? No one really knows, because no specific studies were made to measure the impact of TV on the thinking of the electorate. But we do know something about how television compared with the other media of information in bringing the campaign to the public, and what groups in the population were most exposed to, or affected by, the television campaign.

Movies of Television Show Provide Permanent Record (Mar, 1948)

Movies of Television Show Provide Permanent Record
With a 1200-foot magazine that permits continuous recording of a half-hour program, a specially designed movie camera photographs television programs directly from the monitor tube at the broadcasting station. The double-chamber magazine holds both unexposed and exposed film and can be removed in a lighted room. The camera will be used by stations to provide a permanent record of their programs.