Monday, October 27, 2008

Introducing Portable TV in 1955

Don't these "portable" television sets look like silently ominous robot aliens from a lost episode of the Twilight Zone?

Dianne Daniggelis, Miss Illinois of 1955, displays the new concept of portable televisions. The 45-pound Zenith televisions, which use a shorter television tube than prior models, have a 17-inch screen with side grips to store the antenna and power cord while in transport. (1955)
(Via If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats)