RCA 21CT785 "The Westcott" Colour Television Receiver

Made:
1956 in United States

RCA 21CT785 "The Westcott" mahogany console colour television receiver, 1956. Chassis CTC-5, 21" diameter picture (overall). Acquired as part of the Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers. Badged as an 'RCA Victor 'Special'', 'The Westcot' was one of the most economically-priced colour sets available at the time, part of the a line-up of several sets sharing the CTC-5 chassis, and accompanied by a new, more vigorous and expensive sales campaign by RCA to sell colour TV to the American public. Sales never met expectations.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2001-5136
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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