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1957 - Dorothy Laidlaw demonstrates just how wide this angle is compared to a tube made 25 years ago

SLICING THE INCHES OFF TELEVISION

CD 1967057 E&MP134.232

Television

June 21, 1957

This year’s television sets will be several inches shorter in depth than last year’s for the same picture size, thanks to recently-developed wide angle 110-degree picture tube (at right in photo).

Dorothy Laidlaw demonstrates just how wide this angle is compared to a tube made 25 years ago.

New Westinghouse tube is shorter than old yet gives picture ten times as big.

To get same size 21-inch picture in 1932, tube would have been 3 feet long and required cabinet close to four feet deep. 


Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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