Sparton "Command" Television (Model 23M1-T), circa 1960 - Advertising Postcard
Date: Circa 1960 Source Type: Postcard Publisher, Printer, Photographer: appears to be a Dexter Press postcard (#61474-B) Postmark: None Collection: Steven R. Shook Remark: Sparton brands of television sets were produced the Sparton Corporation (originally called Sparks Withington) in Jackson, Michigan, and later in London, Ontario, Canada. The television shown above was produced in Canada after the manufacturing facility in the United States was closed. Text on reverse: SPARTON…
RCA Indian Head test pattern
Before the age of all night infomercials, television stations used to sign off for the broadcasting day. After a playing of the national anthem, you might see a test pattern like the one above or just some color bars and tone and the picture might just turn to static.
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