Author Topic: Great section! - What else do you all collect? Let's see some images!!  (Read 7229 times)

Pappy

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Re: Great section! - What else do you all collect? Let's see some images!!
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2009, 05:47:17 AM »
Nice radios.  I wonder why a company would call itself General Television in 1935?  Nobody ever heard of TV before 1939.
What this country needs is a good $5 parts clock.

Henry

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Re: Great section! - What else do you all collect? Let's see some images!!
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2009, 05:21:42 PM »
Well, gang, evidently our Pappy is not a W.C. Fields fan, or he would be familiar with the movie "International House"
 (1933!) in which television plays a very important part in the plot (such as it is; the movie is largely a vehicle to
 showcase the talents[?] of then-popular personalities such as Col. Stoopnagle and Bud, Baby Marie, Burns and
Allen, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, et al.). A high moment in the script occurs when a naval vessel on the TV screen is shot
 with a pistol by Fields, and water comes pouring out of the TV set into the room. A real thigh-slapper....

Henry

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Re: Great section! - What else do you all collect? Let's see some images!!
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2009, 09:51:08 AM »
In re: early television, Google up "Vladimir Zworykin", and/or see
 http://inventors.about.com/od/xzstartinventors/a/Zworykin.htm

 

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