Early TV stock certificate from the Television Manufacturing Company of America, Inc.
issued in 1932. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with the company's name on top center. This item has the signatures of the Company's, President, A. Pollak and Treasurer.
Television Products of America, later called Television Manufacturing Company of America
at 5 Union Square, New York City made a televisor kit labeled the See-All. It could be
assembled in less than 20 minutes (according to the instructions) and cost $19.75. The
kit was supposed to be fool proof and had a companion receiver which, without tubes, was
listed at $39.50. It was a very economical kit and was popular with the young radio
fans and experimenters.
Television Manufacturing Company of America made a TV called See-All. they were located at 5 Union Square, New York City. They made a kit version and . offered a complete receiver in a cathedral-style cabinet. The See-All used a 30-line picture. The kit model was advertised in a 1931 catalog at an “introductory price” of $12.95, vs. the list price of $19.75. It is described as “The Most Successful Low Priced Televisor on the Market.” Another ad says it is “A product of unexcelled workmanship and engineering.” The March 1932 Radio Call Book Magazine reported that Mr. A. Pollak, President of the Television Manufacturing Co. rented a store front at 52nd and Broadway in New York, and for six weeks, provided free demonstrations of See-All products. The article noted that approximately half a million people viewed the demonstrations, that at times, traffic was gridlocked in the neighborhood, and that guards had to prohibit entry at times to keep the crowds under control.
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