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RCA Television Camera Model Number List

RCA have a long and distinguished history in television camera manufacturing,
dating from the very beginning of electronic television.

As I have not made much progress with the RCA pages, have a look at the:-

RCA Equipment Archive

Some of the pictures in this section are reproduced courtesy of www.oldradio,com

Much remains to be done.

If you see any errors or have information to add please contact the museum.



1933 RCA experimental Iconoscope Television Camera

1933 Camera
Iconoscope
Experimental monochrome

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1934 RCA experimental Iconoscope Television Camera

1934 Camera
Iconoscope
Experimental monochrome

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1936 RCA-NBC Television Camera

1936 RCA-NBC camera
Iconoscope
Studio monochrome

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1938 Field Camera ??
Iconoscope

Field Pickup Equipment
Portable monochrome

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1939 Field Camera
Iconoscope RCA type 1848

Field Pickup Equipment
Portable monochrome

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1939 Studio Camera
Iconoscope RCA type 1848

Studio monochrome

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1940 camera
Orthicon RCA Type 1840

Field-Studio monochrome

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RCA ITV-1 Closed Circuit Television Camera

ITV-1
1950 shown at NAB
1 inch Vidicon tube
CCTV monochrome

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RCA TK-1B Monoscope test signal generator

TK-1A # MI-26030
TK-1B
TK-1C
1946 advert (for TK-1A?)
Monoscope tube: RCA 2F21
Test pattern generator

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TK-4A

TK-4A
c. 1953
3 x Photomultiplier tubes
Color Slide Scanner

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RCA Television Camera TK-10A

TK-10A
TK-30 # MI-26905
1946
3 inch Image Orthicon
Studio monochrome

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RCA TK-11 & TK-31 Television Camera

TK-11A Studio # MI-26011
TK-31A Field (UK=OB)
c.1952
3 inch Image Orthicon
Monochrome

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RCA TK-12 TK-32 Television Camera

TK-12 Studio
TK-32 Field
1960
4.5 inch Image Orthicon
Studio monochrome

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RCA TK-14 Television Camera

TK-14 # MI-26014
1958-9
3 inch Image Orthicon
Studio monochrome

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TK-15
1957
1 inch Vidicon tube
Studio monochrome

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RCA TK-20A

TK-20A # MI-26910
TK-20D # MI-26910-C
c. before 1950
Iconoscope RCA type 1850A
Telecine monochrome camera

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TK-21

TK-21 # MI-26021
TK-21B # MI-26021-D
c. before 1954, May
Vidicon type RCA 6326
Telecine monochrome camera

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TK-25A

TK-25A
c. 1953
3 x Photomultiplier tubes
Film (Telecine) color camera

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TK-26 # MI40516
c. 1955
3 x vidicon tubes
Telecine Color camera

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TK-27
c.1964
4 x vidicon tubes
Telecine Color camera

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TK-28
1972 (SMPTE June 1972)
3 x Vidicon or Lead Oxide
Telecine Color camera

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TK-33
1965

Studio monochrome

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RCA TK-40 prototype Color Television Camera

TK-40 protype camera
c. 1951 (from Photo)
3 x 3 inch I.O. tubes
Studio Color

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RCA TK-40 Color Television Camera

TK-40
c. 1952
3 x 3 inch I.O. tubes
Studio Color

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RCA TK-40A Color Television Camera

TK-40a # MI-40500
c. 1952/3
3 x 3 inch I.O. tubes, RCA1854
Studio Color

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RCA TK-41 Color Television Camera

TK-41 MI-40500-A
c. 1953
3 x 3 inch I.O. tubes
Studio Color

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RCA TK-42x color camera

TK-42X (x for experimental)
c. 1962 (ref 29)
1 x 4.5" I.O. tube + 3 x vidicons
Studio Color, experimental

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"the history of Television"

TK-42
c. 1967 ??
1 x 4.5" IO tube + 3 x Selenicon
Studio Color

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TK-42

TK-42
c. 1964-5
1 x I.O. tube + 3 x vidicons
Studio Color.

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TK-43

1 x I.O. tube + 3 x vidicons
Studio Color.

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TK-44x

TK-44x (x for experimental)
c. 1967 ??
(Abramson, history of TV p116)

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TK-44A 1969 (advert)
TK44B 1971 (advert)

Studio Color

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RCA TK-45 vintage color television camera

TK-45
c. late 1950s
3 x 7038 vidicons
Medical/industrial color

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TK-45A
1973 report in SMPTE journal
3 x 30mm
Studio Colo
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TKP-45
Shown at IBC 1974

Portable Color

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TK-46


Studio Color

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RCA TKP-46 TV camera

TKP-46


Portable Color

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RCA Television Camera TK-47

TK-47
1978 (introduced at NAB)
3 x 25mm. Plumbicons
Studio Color

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RCA TKP-47 Portable TV camera

TKP-47

3 x 17mm Lead Oxide
Portable/ENG Color
Companion to the TK47

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Hawkeye HC-1

Hawkeye HC-1
1982
12.5mm Saticons/Plumbicons
Multi-role dockable Color

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Hawkeye HC-2

Hawkeye HC-2
1983 (introduced at NAB)
3 x 12.5mm Saticons
Multi-role dockable Color

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RCA CCD-1 Television Camera

CCD-1
1983 (demonstrated at NAB)
3 x CCD frame transfer
Portable/ENG dockable Color

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TK-48


Studio Color

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RCA TK-60 (A) Television Camera

TK-60 # MI-26002-A
1963
4.5 inch Image Orthicon
Studio monochrome

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RCA TK-76 television camera

TK-76
1975 (introduced at NAB)
3 x 18mm. Plumbicons
ENG Portable Color

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RCA TK-610a telecine camera

TK-610a
c. 1973
3 x Vidicons
Telecine Color Camera

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TK-630
1972 (SMPTE June 1972)

Studio Color

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RCA TK-760 Television Camera

TK-760
TK-780 triax version
1978
3 x 18mm. Plumbicons
Studio Color

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RCA PK-315 TV camera

PK-315

Vidicon
Educational studio camera

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PK-330 camera

PK-330A, Vidicon tube
PK-330L, Lead Oxide tube July 1968 (RCA Broadcast News, No. 139)
1 x 25mm. vidicon

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RCA PK-530 Monochrome Television Camera

PK-530
C. 1969
Vidicon type 4478
Educational studio monochrome

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RCA PK-610 Colour Television Camera for Telecine

PK-610
C. 1969
3 x Vidicons type 8507A
Educational telecine camera

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RCA PK-701 Colour Television Camera

PK-701
c. 1969
1 x 25mm. vidicon type 8507
Educational single tube Color

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RCA PK-730 television camera

PK-730
c. 1969 (Ref. 22)
1 x 25mm. vidicon type 8507A
Single tube Color
Educational Studio Color

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