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Old 06-22-2017, 10:40 PM
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Never heard of Mercury televisions before, and I thought I knew a lot about old American television sets... always learning something new on this site!
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:50 PM
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I had one that I sold a few years ago.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:13 PM
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:42 AM
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It is interesting that there was Philco-Ford, and Mercury (TV and cars), but no Lincoln TVs...
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:17 AM
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I don't think I've ever seen a TV that actually said Philco-Ford on it. I once had a Philco-Ford refrigerator though.

Mercury televisions were I believe made a company called Pacific Mercury not at all related to Mercury cars. The one I had used the same chassis as a Silvertone.

But then I do have that Delco TV (with the Hallicrafters chassis), and Delco as far as I know otherwise just made car radios for GM.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:28 AM
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I don't think I've ever seen a TV that actually said Philco-Ford on it. I once had a Philco-Ford refrigerator though.
Many of the smaller plastic sets had Philco-Ford metallic tags on them.

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Old 06-23-2017, 11:29 AM
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:56 PM
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Here are a couple of shots of a TV with the Mercury Records logo.
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:15 PM
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Aussie, Aussie, oy oy oy! http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/hismast...6m_br1_6m.html
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Cast of "High Noon" watching TV

This movie was released in 1952.

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Old 07-26-2017, 11:44 PM
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This movie was released in 1952.
How much ya wanna bet they were watching a Western on that TV?
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68 years ago mom took this photo with a Kodak Brownie Camera on 620 B&W roll film. I must admit I am not this cute any more.

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Old 07-27-2017, 09:01 AM
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The High Noon set is maybe a Packard Bell?
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:40 AM
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72 years ago

72 years ago today - This television set, retailing for $100, is reportedly the first moderately priced receiver manufactured in quantity. Rose Clare Leonard watches the screen, which reproduces a 5x7 image, as she tunes in at the first public post-war showing at a New York department store, on August 24, 1945. ( Text from a Facebook post ).

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