Here are a couple of views of the television nook. A couple of these sets are functioning, displaying some re-runs played from a VCR.
To the right, some large floor models in handsome cabinets meant to be the center-piece of a 1950s living room — they had quality in their sound systems that somehow disappeared until the more recent interest in “home-theatre”!
Take special note of the large floor-model at the lower left of the photo — it is one of RCA’s first production colour television sets (model CT-100, The “Merrill”). At $1000 in 1954, not many were sold – the screen was smaller than black and white sets of the time, and there were few hours of colour programming. Only 90 of these sets are known to exist world-wide.