Also of interest
The Museums collection holds TV accessories as well as major components. At the receiving end
these include rabbit ears, those small antennae of early sets, and remote controls, which have
given us the modern sport of channel surfing.
||Rabbit ears antenna (760467.2), ca 1954; Zenith Space Commander 400 remote control (870945.2), ca 1963; Neilson Recordimeter (710226), 1960s (CSTM/Peter Lindell)|
At the production end are microphones, film and tape splicers and video mixers. Camera
accessories range from lenses, tripods and dollies to a huge tower truck for beaming signals
from remote locations to a TV studio or pick-up location (820643).
Library support materials
The Museum library has a collection of over one thousand television-related items ranging from the
1920s to the present. It includes books about televisions scientific and technological history and
its influence on society and culture, textbooks, technical handbooks, periodicals, conference
proceedings, manufacturers catalogues and service manuals.
|A few pieces of trade literature from the Museums library collection (CSTM)|
About the authors:
Michal Ann Crawley is a communications consultant in Ottawa. She wrote the original 1995 print edition of this profile.
Bryan Dewalt is Curator of Communications at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. He revised and updated this profile for the Web.
For more information, contact:
Canada Science and Technology Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Fax: 613 990-3636
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