View Full Version : 50's era Russian color receiver??


Steve D.
02-24-2016, 01:25 PM
Posting this here as this appears to be a 50's era 21" roundie color receiver. The sign in the background looks to be in Russian. Any ideas?

vts1134
02-24-2016, 03:10 PM
Posting this here as this appears to be a 50's era 21" roundie color receiver. The sign in the background looks to be in Russian. Any ideas?

This is the Радуга 2 or "Rainbow 2". I think it was a 1957 or 1958 release. It followed the mechanical телевизор Радуга or "Rainbow TV" which is the only art deco color television I think I've ever seen. If you can understand Russian here is a video that shows the телевизор Радуга https://youtu.be/_5A-XP9eydI.

Steve D.
02-24-2016, 05:56 PM
This is the Радуга 2 or "Rainbow 2". I think it was a 1957 or 1958 release. It followed the mechanical телевизор Радуга or "Rainbow TV" which is the only art deco color television I think I've ever seen. If you can understand Russian here is a video that shows the телевизор Радуга https://youtu.be/_5A-XP9eydI.

John,

Thanks so much for the info. & the link. I was reminded that the ETF site posted a page on that first Russian field sequential "Raduge" color set sometime back: http://www.earlytelevision.org/russian_color.html. The later '57 21" roundie "Rainbow 2" is also briefly mentioned but escaped my attention earlier. Afraid my Russian is a bit rusty, but I got the gist of the video just viewing the film.

-Steve D.

SwizzyMan
02-24-2016, 06:17 PM
Wonder if SECAM colors were significantly different compared to NTSC colors for a set this early. I wouldn't think Russia would have possibly outsourced color crts from the US due to the escalating Cold War. Or were they capable of this by then I wonder?:scratch2:

old_tv_nut
02-24-2016, 06:41 PM
It is irrelevant to say "SECAM colors." The phosphors in the CRT may have been the same as in NTSC sets at the time, or somewhat different if manufactured in the USSR.

Eventually, in the mid 1960s, PAL and SECAM settled on the same standard phosphor colors that were commonly used in CRTs at that later time.

Telecolor 3007
07-07-2016, 05:45 AM
It was an N.T.S.C. set (there they say it was from 1962): http://www.rw6ase.narod.ru/00/twc/raduga_tw62.html
Don't be amased... in Romania we made an N.T.S.C. color experiment in 1964. The 2 sets used in experiment (Japanese sets, one of them have for shore an "R.C.A." 22CYP22A picture tube) are still exist, but now they are behind other stuff... when I took a look of them few years ago there was nothing in front of them...

Uh-oh, I think the Soviet spend some big sum of money for making such pictures tubes. On the link above it's saying that the picture tube is 53ЛК4Ц (53LK4Ţ) and this was a Soviet conding for picture tube (53 = 53 c.m.s.; Ţ = color). The set had 36 electronic tubes.
I don't speak Russian, but I know the alphabet and I'm passioned about old tvs.
On the site is also mentioned (acording to "Google" Translation) that that was a greta number of set manfucatured.

Steve D.
07-07-2016, 10:53 AM
Here's the Google Russian translation from Telecolor's previous post:


"Television receiver color image "Rainbow" experimental batch released in 1962 by the Leningrad Kozitsky. Experienced color TV '' Rainbow '' was developed based on production models of Japanese and US firms. TV worked in twelve television channels and television programs received in color on the NTSC system. The TV picture tube used a round-to-metal type 53LK4TS and 36 radio tubes. The speaker apparatus worked two broadband speakers 5W each. Released were dozens of TVs, which were used in experiments to develop systems of reception and transmission of a color image."

-Steve D.