Philco 'Penthouse'

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1958 | USA

This Predicta was an early attempt at "remote control". The separate 21" picture tube could be placed anywhere, being connected to the main chassis by a 25 foot long flexible extension cable. The cabinet could be positioned for easy tuning and access.


This set was popular in taverns, possibly because the cabinet could be placed behind the bar, preventing arguments (or brawls) over what channel to watch.

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