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Old 04-10-2013, 06:43 PM
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Here's a video of the 1959 RCA "Designing and Making Televisions". Covers a prototype from inception to finished product in Cherry Hill, NJ. Lancaster, PA roundie color CRT manufacturing plant and Bloomington, IN assembly plant. Lots of fun stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2si4pop4kDE
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:50 AM
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Thanks for posting the link to the PBS special about the old Motorola facility. It was interesting
I never knew Motorola had the Quincy plant that long.
I remember that they made both color and B/W portable sets there, as they had a "Q" in the serial number.
I thought all the radios were made in the Augusta Blvd plant.
Later on, they built the color and B/W consoles in Franklin Park.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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I think the woman's comment about enjoying the assembly line work should be noted. It has forever been fashionable to trash manufacturing jobs as stultifying, but there are people who take pleasure and pride in doing painstaking tasks well and doing them well repeatedly. Reminds me of a lucky friend's wife - although she likes to redecorate often, she also likes painting the trim.
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