Tiny “Tellies” (Feb, 1947)

Tiny “Tellies” were the centers of attraction at recent television shows on both sides of the Atlantic. The table model at right, below, was displayed at an exhibition in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The set is encased in Lucite to permit an interior view. The receiver below was featured at a British show in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

  1. JeffK says: December 29, 20071:44 pm

    Proto-iMac on the right, there.

  2. jayessell says: December 29, 20073:07 pm

    I saw that too!

    The 1938 Worlds’ Fair had Lucite Televisions also, to prove they were not a prop with a hidden 16mm projector inside.

  3. jayessell says: December 30, 20072:35 pm

    Here’s that see through television.
    The CRT is mounted vertically and the image is seen in a mirror in the lid.


    Get a load of this:


    Yours for $500.

  4. Blurgle says: December 30, 20077:58 pm

    You’re right, but I think the one on the left’s a bit iPodish too!

    (Why did it take me eight tries to get “the” right?)

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