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 Post subject: questions about the French Teleavia
PostPosted: Nov Thu 02, 2017 2:18 am 
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The French made Teleavia is one of the most wildly futuristic sets ever made. its similar to Philcos predicta in its use of a separately housed,swiveling picture tube.Its an incredible design. I'd love to own one,but since its a French set they weren't likely ever sold out here and not many ever seem to turn up for sale online.
Has anyone here seen one of these in person? I am also curious if this model had its own name since "Teleavia" appears to be the brand name. I have seen brochures posted online with the Teleavia brand,so I assumed the tv model may have its own name just as Philcos was predicta.

I've also wondered where the channel indicators are since I don't see any in the photo.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
PostPosted: Nov Thu 02, 2017 2:19 am 
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Teleavia brochure from later sets.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
PostPosted: Nov Thu 02, 2017 6:55 am 
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I have seen only one of those sets in person, at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.

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This page from my website has a little more info, including a brief article from Practical Television magazine of July, 1958:

https://antiqueradio.org/PracticalTelevision.htm

I believe they were not sold in the US, and they rarely if ever come up for sale here. I recall seeing one of them on eBay several years ago.

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Phil Nelson
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https://antiqueradio.org/index.html

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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Thanks for the link Phil. I am going to read the article about it. I know I saw one on ebay many years back,I think it was a couple thousand dollars,I honestly cant remember exactly. I am sure the shipping would have been incredibly expensive for something of this nature and it would likely not survive.
Its a very cool set.


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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
PostPosted: Nov Fri 03, 2017 1:35 pm 
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I've seen one in a private collection on this side of the pond. It has a unique look to it and feels more "delicate" than the Predicta. You are right though, shipping would be a challenge. I've shipped televisions both to and from France and held my breath in both directions.


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