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Black-and-white television

Philips1949/1951

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The first commercially available television from Philips was also called the ‘Doghouse’. The black-and-white television has four channels selectors and a screen that measures approximately 8.6 inches or 22 centimetres. The wooden cabinet contains a speaker below the picture tube. The first TV sets were so expensive that during a performance cabaret artist Wim Kan described the TV antennas as ‘credit rakes’.

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  • Title: Black-and-white television
  • Creator: Philips
  • Date Created: 1949/1951
  • Physical Dimensions: 46 x 38 x 47 cm (h x w xd)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: wood, glass, plastic (bakelite)

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