Television receiver, Philco Model 48-2500, c. 1948
The television utilizes a 29 tube chassis and a Schmidt optical system. The optics consist of a large barrel containing the projection CRT, a spherical mirror, and corrective lens. The viewing screen can be folded up or down.
Early television receivers had small screens to accommodate limited signal resolution. Receivers such as this Philco model used lenses and mirrors to project the image onto a larger surface.
Artist(s) / maker(s)
Glass, plastic, wood
34 x 40 x 24
Gift of Gale I. Dinces
Not currently on view
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