A Cossor television and wireless consolette, type 137T, 1936, the world's first high-definition elec
Lot 689W
A Cossor television and wireless console, type 137T, 1936, the world's first commercial high-definition electronic television,
Sold for £12,000 (US$ 20,169) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Cossor television and wireless console,
type 137T, 1936, the world's first commercial high-definition electronic television,
horizontal-mounted electrostatic tube, 13.1/2-inch screen with black mask, above separate ebonite control panel with rectangular wireless dial, brown Bakelite knobs, in burr walnut veneered stepped cabinet in the Deco taste, the upper section with double doors above larger control panel doors, each pair with bar handles, ebonised bar speaker grille, on block feet - 44.1/2in. (113cm) high

Footnotes

  • M.B-L comments: "This is the only pre-war television in the collection with an electrostatic CRT. The CRT neck is much fatter than magnetic CRTs of the same period but also much shorter, allowing direct viewing of the large screen, cf contemporary mirror lid TVs. There are two complete examples known, but sadly the other example, sold previously by Early Technology, has a blown CRT."
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