Automatic TV (1948)

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1948 Automatic TV-709 Tabletop TV

This 7" wood tabletop TV was made by the Automatic Radio Manufacturing company. It has a built-in screen magnifier. Automatic primarily manufactured radios for cars and tractors but, in 1948 and 1949, the company added a few televisions to its product line in order to state in advertising material that the company offered a "full line of electronic equipment."

The chassis for these sets (as well as Firestone and possibly other 7-inch sets) was made by the Teletone company with Automatic adding its distinctive cabinets.

Other Versions: Below are photos I found of two Automatic TV console versions and one portable version.



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