Audiovisual technology

  • Television with magnifying glass

    Television with magnifying glass

    Record number: 600
    Date: 1936
    Geographical specifications: France
    Dimensions: 37,5 x 45 x 5 cm
    Dimensions: 22 x 27 x 4.5 cm
    Dimensions: 14 x 11.5 cm

    Radio viewer (TV) with magnifying glass. A large magnifying glass with adjustable support is fitted in front of the screen to magnify the image, as the screen is very small. With two side speakers, and a wooden box, of considerable depth. These early televisions, with their long, narrow tube, were built using the technology, typology and the aesthetics of the radio era, in this case somewhat recalling the Art Deco style.