MBT, The Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, Rhode Island is dedicated to the restoration of early TV cameras, videotape systems, and related technologies. The museum’s collection reflects the broadcasting and teleproduction industries from their early days through the ensuing decades.
A new approach to technological television history and conservation
By Dr Paul Marshall
How does traditional analogue television work? That’s a question beyond the comfort zone of most media historians who may not be familiar with analogue electronics. Even young engineers know little of thermionics, cathode rays and a myriad of other forgotten technologies. This important facet of television’s history is now only recorded by older engineers and by amateur groups who collect these technologies. In this paper, I will show by using examples how material artefacts can help us understand television’s history more fully.
How to Cite: Marshall, P., 2019. Making Old Television Technology Make Sense. VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, 8(15), pp.32–45. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2019.jethc163