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TV PULLS IN ITS ANTENNAS (Sep, 1954)

Williamsport Penn had the first commercial cable system in the U.S. We had Jerrold cable boxes like this one as a kid, although I distinctly remember that our first cable box was a Hamlin. I loved the sound it made if you slid the channel selector back and forth really fast. It sounded like running something over the teeth of a comb.

TV PULLS IN ITS ANTENNAS

Single, community-type aerials are not only clearing off our roof tops, but are making reception possible for the TV-less.

By William Sheppard

DRIVE through Montpelier, Vt. or Williamsport, Penna. and you’ll get the feeling that something is missing. Then suddenly you’ll realize that neither Montpelier nor Williamsport bristles with an array of television aerials as do most of our country’s cities and towns.

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“Paddle Wheels” Form Television Aerial (Feb, 1940)

“Paddle Wheels” Form Television Aerial

No matter what you guessed to be the purpose of the windmill-shaped thing above, you’d probably be wrong. Actually, it’s the newest fashion in television transmitting antennas. Just completed for a broadcasting station at Los Angeles, Calif., the big aerial measures sixty feet long and will be mounted vertically.

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