Videodyne TV (1948)


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1948 Videodyne TV

This rare 12" tabletop TV was available in both a 10" and 12" version, with or without FM radio, and under the brand name Videodyne or Columbia. This 12" model sold new for about $450. By comparison, a new 1948 Chevrolet or Ford sold for $1200-$2000. Magazine ads of the period refer to "The New Look in Television--only three controls (volume, channel selector, and contrast)." The CRT is an early Dumont 12JP4 with reflective coating.

 

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