SLICING THE INCHES OFF TELEVISION
CD 1967057 E&MP134.232
June 21, 1957
This years television sets will be several inches shorter in depth than last years 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 ½ feet long and required cabinet close to four feet deep.
Original Caption by Science Service