Radio: Television Promise

With only six commercial television stations yet in operation—three in New York City, one each in Schenectady, Philadelphia and Chicago—the $400 to $500 cost of television receivers has worked no real hardship on the privileged U.S. public. But lest it should, Manhattan's Viewtone Co. last week said that it was ready with a set for "the average man." Viewtone, which is now making electronic devices for military use, backed its claim by displaying a small table model, with a small (4½ x 6½ in.) screen. Price: $100. Viewtone promised to go into production of "hundreds of thousands of sets" as soon...

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