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 Post subject: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv !!!
PostPosted: Aug Tue 10, 2021 10:31 pm 
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In 1956 when I was 15 years old and living in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan my buddy invited me over to his house to see colour tv. Well we didn’t own a tv but I had seen a black and white tv but never a coloured tv so this was going to be something special !!! Well I went over and his parents were sitting there watching tv and I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. They had purchased this piece of crap and placed it over the black and white screen and these ugly stripes of different colours changed their b&w screen to colour;OR SO THEY THOUGHT They loved it !!!!!!
Does anyone remember this product?

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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Tue 10, 2021 10:38 pm 
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Oh, absolutely! I recall seeing it advertised, maybe on TV, and maybe in a store (?), but I was only 8 years old in 1956, so memory may be inaccurate. We didn't know anyone with a color set until about 1960 or so. But I somehow recall that the family regarded the blue/red/green plastic overlay was a joke at the time, though I don't know how we came to that conclusion.

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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Tue 10, 2021 11:06 pm 
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As a child in the early 60's I remember visiting my aunt and uncle that had one of these taped to what I later learned was a Philco Predicta TV.


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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
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My Grandfather had one of those in the mid 1960s. It wasn't long before he ponied up the money for a real Zenith color set, just in time for Christmas 1965. In later years, I serviced it a couple of times.

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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Wed 11, 2021 5:42 pm 
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Those kinda worked.... for westerns.

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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
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i removed and trashed lots of those back in the day.
they faded and got brittle.
somebody probably made out like a bandit selling those.


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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Fri 13, 2021 2:00 am 
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Saw them around in the late 50s in Oz when they were sold door-to-door. Once the novelty wore off they were quickly abandoned.

I can recall ripping them off TVs years later when doing service calls, especially during safety glass cleans.

"Look how much better your picture is!"

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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Sat 21, 2021 10:16 pm 
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The manufacturer should have sponsored a show where every shot was specifically designed to 'work' with the filter so buyers would feel they got their money's worth. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 11:56 am 
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That colored foil was offered in Germany in the 60s and 70s.
I have a new one and will install it for museumsreasons.
Yes, they were only good for special western scenes.

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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 12:25 pm 
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I think there was an early episode of happy days where they bought one


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 Post subject: Re: New Product Turns a Black and White Tv Into a Colour Tv
PostPosted: Aug Sun 29, 2021 7:19 am 
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I found this contemporary opinion.....

This site reduces it, my scan was sharp, but it's still readable if you enlarge it with <ctlr> +

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Oh - what was a "Guinea"? Before we had dollars here it was a Pound ($2) plus 12.5% percent sales tax as I recall.

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