Manufacturing televisions 1950’s style

There are a fascinating array of old corporate films making there way onto YouTube and one such is the video below from the late 1950’s promoting RCA Victor television sets.


The American RCA Victor company came into existence in 1929 when RCA (Radio Corporation of America) acquired the Victor Talking Machine Company. Having reverted back to the RCA name the company broke up in the 1980’s.

In the fifties RCA Victor were a major brand and the film below sets out to show why and build trust in the brand by demonstrating the manufacturing process.

It serves as an interesting reminder of how television technology has changed in 55 years, metal chassis, bulky cathode ray tubes and glass valves seem so archaic tin these days of flat LCD display panels and computer chip digital processing.

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