Now that the price of TVs have come down every year and the size of them get bigger and bigger, one thing that has nearly gone away is the art of the TV design. Most of the time we don't think twice about staring at our TVs for hours on end and not care that it just looks like a black rectangle in your living room or bedroom? When TVS first hit the consumer market they were not only a technical marvel they we also very pleasing to the eye.. They were more of a statement piece for the house, they were something you would want to look at even when the TV was off.
The RCA 630-TS was the first mass produced TV set
The RCA 630TS television became an immediate hit when it was introduced in 1946, right after World War II. With its large (for the time) 10-inch screen, sleek machine age cabinet, and sophisticated electronics, it established a standard for postwar television technology and helped RCA to become a leader in that booming market. The price for this TV was $435 back then and that was a hefty price, today that would be close to $8,000.
The more TV technology advanced the more amazing the TV sets looked. They added some great design features on the tvs, some fit right in with space pop decor that was all the rage in the early 50's. Many TVs had a big cabinet with them to house the pictures that was needed to produce the image. Some TVS had up to 30 picture tubes, now TV set makers decide why not make this more than just a TV why not make this a piece of furniture..
How many of these TVS would you want in your house??