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Western Television "Visionette: ca: 1929


right side view

left side view


rear inside view

lamp close-up

control wheel (for sync)

rear w/back

motor & disc ass'y

motor close-up

Visionette full view


Daven Amp front


Daven Amp rear

TV in 1929?

Yes, there were as many as four stations broadcasting early or experimental TV as far back as 1928.

To see a typical 1929 television image, click here.

This is a 1929 WESTERN TELEVISION Corp. mechanical "Scanning Disk" TV. One of the first factory built mechanical televisions.  To view the crude pictures on this machine required a radio receiver and an additional amplifier to boost the signals to a high enough level to excite the large neon "image tube" behind the viewing lens. If you wanted sound, that required another radio to tune in the sound channel. This particular set had a resolution of 45 lines (15 lines triple interlaced).

One of the first pictures ever broadcast in the US was a 60 line still image of "FELIX" the cat by RCA-NBC in 1928. The image would be seen in an orangish-red color. 

if you are really interested in early TV, check out the links below:

Vintage TV Museum Steve McVoy
http://www.nbtv.wyenet.co.uk/
Vintage TV Museum Larry Auman
 

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