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Television receiver, General Electric, Model 21C134, 1957

Description
Serial # W-109 J-153.

Historical note
By the mid-1950s, the market for televisions in the U.S. had become saturated, and ad campaigns promoted the idea that one television per household was not enough. A magazine ad c. 1956 describes this GE unit as a “hospitality” television that “rolls anywhere for ‘wherever you are TV fun.’”

Accession number
1991.110.0001

Artist(s) / maker(s)
General Electric

Dimensions
31.5 x 27.5 x 24

Material
Glass, plastic, wood

Donor credit
Museum purchase

Location
On view in Behind the Screen

Television receiver, General Electric, Model 21C134, 1957

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