Television Colour Screen

Made:
c.1953

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Television colour screen. "Glamorous colour enhances your television viewing".

Twelve-inch plastic colour screen to place in front of a black and white television screen. The screen has three bands of colour, blue across the top, a thick pink band at the centre and green below. Designed to achieve colour images, the effectiveness of this design would appear limited to outdoor environments featuring white performers in specific shot arrangements.

Packaging advertises “Glamourous colour enhances your television viewing” using a black and white image of royal carriages leaving Buckingham Palace gates. The image capitalises on the popularity of television in the lead up to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, when television viewers outnumbered radio figures for the first time.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2012-5061
Materials:
paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (box): 275 mm x 360 mm x 7 mm, .18 kg
overall (screen): 241 mm x 327 mm
type:
television accessory