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 solution—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.

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  1. jayessell says: June 17, 20075:26 am

    Check out this newsreel from 1939!
    (Starts with a blurb for the 16mm sound projector THEN it’s about Television!)

    http://www.archive.org/…

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