NOW-GET ALL 3 with Futurized Raytheon TV (Dec, 1951)

I’m pretty sure that Microtherm thing is an external microwave. This is probably not the best medical tool.

NOW-GET ALL 3 with Futurized Raytheon TV

* All 83 new UHF channels!

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* Extra fringe area power!

Enjoy fine reception of razor-sharp pictures by turning only one dial. Raytheon uses all the tubes and power needed for wonderful, clear-focus pictures —no “short cuts”, no dim, fuzzy pictures!

Be ready, too, for the new Ultra High Frequency channels. New low-cost UHF tuner (optional) gets all 83 new channels. becomes part of regular tuner inside cabinet—no messy outside boxes or wires!

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THE STARLIGHT, RC1720, fine 17″ TV- AM radio – 3-speed record player combination, 24 tubes.
Price includes tax, warranty extra; subject to change; higher West and South. $349.95

War-born Radar helps heal the sick Built around the famous “magnetron” tube, Raytheon Microtherm® generates penetrating energy for deep heating. Used by leading physicians and hospitals. No electrodes, pads, arcs or shocks! Avoids TV interference!

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  1. Andrew L Ayers says: March 1, 20129:34 am

    Here’s an interesting paper on early research of “microwave diathermy”, as it was known at the time:…

    I haven’t read it in detail, but at least up until 1960, results were mixed, and I think leaning toward “not good for you”; I’m not sure what more current research, if any, has revealed…

  2. Andrew L Ayers says: March 1, 20129:37 am

    Hmm – looking up “diathermy” brought this up:…

    …and googling “microwave diathermy” showed images of newer machines and other information – so I think it is considered a legitimate treatment (?) for certain medical conditions, under FCC regulations for the frequencies allowed.

  3. Anonymous Tipster says: March 1, 20121:50 pm

    There were never “83 new channels”.

    When UHF was added to TV, the new channels were 14-83 so at that time there were 70 new channels.

    VHF channels 2-13 were already in use (12 channels).

  4. Charlene says: March 1, 20122:13 pm

    $349.00 in 1951 is roughly the equivalent of $3,000 in 2012.

  5. Hirudinea says: March 1, 20125:14 pm

    @ Andrew L Ayers – I looked up Microwave Diathermy too, heres a link explaining it simply enough that I un derstood it.…

    @ Charlene – But in 1951 this was like an OLED HD 3D Bigscreen TV so its not that out of line.

  6. G. L. Tyrebyter says: March 5, 20127:43 pm

    17″ TV in 1952 was a large screen set. It also had a radio and phono. This was definitely a high end TV for the time.

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