Early TV Museum & Foundation hosts convention in Ohio

The Early TV Museum & Foundation will hold its annual 2008 Early Television Convention at its Early Television Museum, in Hilliard, OH, from Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4.

This year’s gathering of historical technology enthusiasts and collectors will feature a swap meet, an auction of legendary TV items, display of 1940s vintage RCA TJ-48 television van, and a comprehensive workshop on rebuilding CRTs (e.g., picture tubes and kinescopes). Attendees can also browse the museum's extensive collection and take part in live demonstrations.

Special sessions during this year’s convention include:

  • “Television: A Life History;”
  • “Color TV's Alphabet Soup - Or, how NTSC Begat SECAM, PAL and Their Descendants;”
  • “Evolution and Development of Television in France 1928 – Present;”
  • “The RCA 1931 120 line set;”
  • “TV Studio Equipment from the 30s and 40s;” and
  • “Crosley Television in the 30s and 40s.”

The convention will also feature a buffet lunch, technical presentations and banquet that will be held at the Makoy Center, a conference facility about two blocks from the museum. Admission to the convention is $25 for attendees, $15 for spouses and $30 per person for the Saturday evening banquet.

Interested parties can register by sending payment to Early Television Museum, 5396 Franklin Street, Hilliard, OH 43026 U.S.A., or by PayPal via the museum's Web site at www.earlytelevision.org.