Pilot Radio Candid Model TV-37, 1948

Pilot Radio Corp.1948/1949

History San José

History San José
San Jose, United States

This Pilot Radio 3-inch TV-37 (Candid Model) was introduced in 1948 for $99, and was marketed for college students. Pilot eliminated the power transformer, making the unit lighter and cheaper, but decreasing the reliability. This was a black and white TV with marginal video quality even when using the optional magnifying lens to increase the image size. However, this is a popular set among collectors.


  • Title: Pilot Radio Candid Model TV-37, 1948
  • Creator: Pilot Radio Corp.
  • Date: 1948/1949
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.25 x 14.5 x 13.75 in.
  • Provenance: Perham Collection of Early Electronics, History San José
  • Type: physical object

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