Milestone-Proposal talk:First commercially successful CRT for television

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Submitted date: 4 November 2022
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Original Citation Title and Text -- Administrator4 (talk) 18:40, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

First commerically successful CRT for Television, 1931

Allen B. DuMont, Television Pioneer , started DuMont Laboratories in his garage located about one quarter mile to the southwest. There he developed the modern oscilloscope and the first commercially successful Cathode Ray Tube for television. DuMont introduced the first all-electronic television sets in 1938 and established the first television network with stations WABD and WTTG. On April 30, 1952, Montclair State Teachers College, with DuMont support, pioneered educational television.

Milestone Support Contacts -- Hleachw (talk) 18:31, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

This milestone is undertaking with the enthusiastic support of the following.

1) Phil Jaeger, 973-746-7453, philjaeger@optonline.net He gave a talk on: Allen B. Du Mont and the Early Years of Television in Oct 2021 to the Cedar Grove Historical Society, 903 Pompton Ave., PO Box 461, Cedar Grove, NJ. 973-239-5414, www.cedargrovehistoricalsociety.org

2) Helen Fallon, VP, Trustee, Montclair History Center, hfallon@comcast.net, https://www.montclairhistory.org/

3) Joseph A. Brennan, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA, (he, him, his) Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Montclair State University Phone: 973-655-3077 Mobile: 716-706-8109 Email: brennanjos@montclair.edu 150 Clove Road - Third Floor Little Falls NJ 07424