DuMont "Revere" Television Receiver

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Description (Brief)
The production of television sets was suspended in the U.S. during World War Two but quickly resumed after the war ended. This model 101 “Revere” television made by DuMont Company included an AM-FM-short wave radio receiver with high fidelity amplifier, and a record changer. Founded by Allen B. DuMont (1901-1965), the company established a television network and produced sets throughout the 1950s. The original list price of this 1947 Revere was $1795.00, equivalent to almost $18,500.00 in 2013.
National Museum of American History
DuMont Company
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from Ethel DuMont
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metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 37 3/8 in x 43 1/2 in x 25 3/8 in; 94.9325 cm x 110.49 cm x 64.4525 cm
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television receiver
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Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America