RCA TRK-12 Television

Description (Brief):

From 1939 to 1941, about 7,000 television sets were sold. This new technology was out of reach for most Americans as sets ranged from $200 to $600. Television broadcasts were limited to a few large cities such as New York and Los Angeles; they became available across the country only after World War II. This early set, serial number 32, was used for limited, experimental service in the New York area.

Date Made: 1939

Maker: RCA Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Television

Subject:

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, Popular Entertainment, Family & Social Life, Communications, 1939 exhibit, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: from Col. Frank E. Mason

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.326100Catalog Number: 326100Accession Number: 258911Model Number: TRK-12Serial Number: 32

Object Name: television receiver

Physical Description: wood (overall material)glass (part material)metal (part material)plastic (part material)Measurements: overall: 40 3/4 in x 34 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in; 103.505 cm x 87.63 cm x 52.07 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1096721

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