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user181
04-19-2016, 10:24 PM
Here is a film showing R&D and manufacturing in some RCA plants. I'm sure you experts will be able to identify the sets shown.

http://youtu.be/lxQS58t39_U

kf4rca
04-20-2016, 09:14 AM
That was great. Have to get a copy of that. Thanks.

Kamakiri
04-20-2016, 12:06 PM
Absolutely fascinating. Man, think of the weight in steel in that plant!!!

MIPS
04-20-2016, 03:18 PM
That granite slab of a table.

kf4rca
04-22-2016, 08:31 AM
But they didn't show how the chassis' were stamped out.
I was able to download an mp4 video via www.youtube2mp3.cc.

Electronic M
04-22-2016, 12:20 PM
I think this video is a truncated collection of excerpts from a much longer film about RCA's consumer electronics division that is also out on youtube.

Eric H
04-22-2016, 02:06 PM
There are quite a few RCA films on the Prelinger Archives.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=rca%20television

wa2ise
04-24-2016, 11:09 PM
Back when RCA was an actual company that actually made stuff. Not a meaningless trade name...

Telecolor 3007
07-07-2016, 05:41 AM
Agree with that.

Man, what a lot of manual work. No wonder those sets where expensive!

Tom9589
07-07-2016, 11:42 AM
Wouldn't you like to see the same type of documentary made about the Muntz factory? Wouldn't be nearly as long. I would particularly love to see Muntz going through the engineering department, cutting parts out with his diagonal cutters until the TV stops working!

reeferman
07-08-2016, 06:08 PM
I think the color set is a 7. If not, then a 9.

N2IXK
07-08-2016, 06:45 PM
Here is the COMPLETE version of this RCA film. And the segments are even in the proper order....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2si4pop4kDE