View Full Version : Tour Inside RCA Television Factory

04-19-2016, 09:24 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.

04-20-2016, 08:14 AM
That was great. Have to get a copy of that. Thanks.

04-20-2016, 11:06 AM
Absolutely fascinating. Man, think of the weight in steel in that plant!!!

04-20-2016, 02:18 PM
That granite slab of a table.

04-22-2016, 07:31 AM
But they didn't show how the chassis' were stamped out.
I was able to download an mp4 video via

Electronic M
04-22-2016, 11:20 AM
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, 01:06 PM
There are quite a few RCA films on the Prelinger Archives.

04-24-2016, 10:09 PM
Back when RCA was an actual company that actually made stuff. Not a meaningless trade name...

Telecolor 3007
07-07-2016, 04:41 AM
Agree with that.

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

07-07-2016, 10:42 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!

07-08-2016, 05:08 PM
I think the color set is a 7. If not, then a 9.

07-08-2016, 05:45 PM
Here is the COMPLETE version of this RCA film. And the segments are even in the proper order....