RCA TRK-12 Prewar Television
|Year: 1939||Deflection: Magnetic|
|Production: 1600||Focus: Electrostatic|
|Original Price: $600.00||HV Type: AC Mains|
|Tube Count: 36||CRT: 12AP4|
The TRK-12 was RCA's most expensive
television in 1939, and the best selling model of the 4
models introduced at the 1939 Worlds Fair, it sold for $600.
The cabinet was designed by
John Vassos a well known industrial designer, Vassos
also designed the cabinet for the 1946
the radio receiver front panel in the
Berkshire line as well as some very beautiful and
rare RCA Radios & Phonographs. The set contains a
twenty-five tube, five channel television receiver, a twelve
tube, three band motorized tuned radio, as well as input
connections for an external phonograph. There are
approximately 60 units known to survive, production was
about 1,600, the most of any prewar television model.
The rear of the set with all chassis' reinstalled. TV RF chassis is top left, radio chassis is top right, television HV & LV power supply chassis bottom right, & radio power supply bottom left. The CRT was not installed when this picture was taken.
The set in operation.
Close up of the three band radio dial.