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Early Television Museum

43026 Hilliard, OH, United States of America (USA) (Ohio)

Address 5396 Franklin Street
Floor area 390 m² / 4 200 ft²  
Museum typ Exhibition
TV and image recording
  • Trucks / Lorries

Opening times
Saturdays: 10am - 6pm, Sundays: noon - 5pm, and by appointment.

Status from 04/2020
Free entry, donations expected.

Tel.:+1-614-771 0510  eMail:info  


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Location / Directions
N40.034484° W83.161596°N40°2.06904' W83°9.69576'N40°2'4.1424" W83°9'41.7456"

Hilliard is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and part of Norwich Township.

The Early Television Museum is located at the beginning of the Heritage Rail Trail bike and hiking path that connects to another park a few miles away. Eventually the trail will be extended to a total length of about 30 miles.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

GB: Baird brand - John Televisor with Nipkow Disc (1929/30)
GB: His Master's Voice Television HMV901 (1936-39)
GB: His Master's Voice HMV905 (1938)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. RR-359 (1936?)
USA: General Electric Co. HM-171 (1939)
USA: General Electric Co. HM-185 (1939)
USA: General Electric Co. HM225 (1939)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. TT-5 Ch= KC-3 (1939)
USA: Westinghouse El. & WRT700 (1939??)
USA: Westinghouse El. & WRT701 (1939??)
USA: Westinghouse El. & WRT702 (1939??)
USA: Westinghouse El. & WRT703 (1939??)
USA: Farnsworth GV-220 (1947)


Over 150 TV sets are on display in a 4200 square foot area. Displays include mechanical TVs from the 1920s and 30s; pre-1945 British sets from 1936-39; pre-1945 American sets from 1939-41; postwar sets from1945-58; and early color sets from 1953-57. Many of these sets are working.

The Dave Johnson collection of early television picture tubes is also on display, along with early TV studio equipment.

We also have a working 60 line flying spot scanner TV camera. Visitors can see their friends as they would have appeared on mechanical television in 1930.

Some of the prewar, rare postwar, and early color sets can be operated by visitors using pushbuttons located throughout the museum.
Also worth to mention is the annual Television Convention organised by the museum. See for more at their website. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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