Rectangular TV Tube Cuts Cost (Mar, 1950)
Rectangular TV Tube Cuts Cost
After years of trying to squeeze a rectangular television picture into a round tube, TV manufacturers have come up with the obvious solutionâ€”a rectangular tube.
The new tubes, such as the Hytron shown at right above, are much smaller, making possible more compact, cheaper sets. Typical of the large-screen receivers now being marketed by several makers is the Motorola combination console above, which shows a 16-inch picture and sells for about $400. A 16-inch table model is less than $300.