Auman TV Museum in Dover, Ohio may be one of the most complete collections of early television sets in the country.
From an early Marconi set with a two-inch screen to a 1939 RCA where the picture was reflected in a mirror, to the futuristic Philco TV’s of the 1950’s. They are all here and most are in working condition.
He also has in his collection Dick Goddard’s first weather boards from WJW-TV, as well as publicity photos from the Gene Carroll Show on WEWS and Academic Challenge.
If you remember the days of 7 and 10 inch television sets, with the big oil-filled globe in front to magnify the picture, you will probably find it here. It’s well worth the trip to Dover to see the collection.
Owner Larry Auman has been a television technician for years and started his collection forty years ago. His museum is open by appointment just about any time, just give him a call first at 330-364-1058.
Auman’s Museum of Radio and Television, 215 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, Ohio or visit him at: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Set/1930/
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