FIRST COLOR TV SETS SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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The Admiral color TV with a 15" screen

The first compatible color television was built by the Admiral corporation and went
on sale Dec. 30, 1953. The set had a price tag of $1,175. According to the David
Sarnoff Library in Princeton, N.J., the first coast-to-coast color TV broadcast was
the January 1, 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade on NBC.

 

The Queen's Float - 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade
The Queen’s Float, 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,TV and have Comments (3)

3 Responses to “FIRST COLOR TV SETS SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1953”

  1. JOE COOK says:

    THERE WERE RUMORS AT THE TIME THAT THAT
    WAS’NT ACTUALLY THE QUEEN ON THE FLOAT,
    BUT A MANIQUEIN FROM MACY’S DEPARTMENT
    STORE, AS THE QUEEN WAS BADLY HUNG OVER
    FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE!……….JUST KIDDING!!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!!!

  2. Litehold says:

    There is my mom, closest to the camera, far right; she’s looking to her left. I haven’t seen this particular photo before, thanks for posting it 🙂

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