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.

5 comments
  1. jayessell says: March 28, 200811:42 am

    I declare the 27th Olympics of the moderen era, officially open!
    Hello Vega!

  2. Marc says: March 28, 20083:02 pm

    That’s not a camera… that’s a rather small 1936 view-master… and the guy in the picture is doing it wrong!

  3. jayessell says: March 28, 20083:28 pm

    “I declare the games in Berlin at the celebration of the first Olympics of the era as opened.”

    Thanks for nothing IMDB Contact memorable quotes!

  4. jayessell says: March 28, 20084:42 pm

    “I declare the games in Berlin at the celebration of the first Olympics of the new era as opened.”
    Howdy Vega! Be sure to include me in any messages sent to Earth!

    (Charlie, delete #1 and #3 if it’s not too much bother.)

  5. Casandro says: October 16, 200810:59 am

    I think the guy behind the camera is Walter Bruch.

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