My father was a Juke box operator and he had " connections " to obtain the
1st TY sets as the were produced. He was getting them for the taverns &
diners where he had Juke Box locations.
When the very first shipment arrived, they were Olympic 6" round screens &
he brought one set home for us.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:49 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] TV--was:: [ARSCLIST] NY City Phone exchanges; was -
> From: "Larry Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Man, am I impressed! 3-4 channels? When we got our first television (a
> Zenith round screen), we got a grand total of ONE channel. People would go
> wherever there was a television set and watch test patterns and comment on
> them ("Gee, yours is clearer than ours!"). I was born and brought up in
> Utica, NY, and the closest city with another television station was
> Syracuse, 50 miles away, but, being a bigger city, they had TWO channels.
> was years before we could pick up Syracuse stations, and when we finally
> did, it was as if we could pick up China.
> As well, most taverns had TV sets...where customers could watch boxing,
> or sports events...!
> Steven C. Barr