What Things Cost in 1936:
Gasoline: 19 cents/gal
Bread: 8 cents/loaf
Milk: 48 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 180
Average Annual Salary: $1,600
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1936 Ford Automobile
1936 Berlin Television
1936 Paris Television
is also transmitting experimental television
programs, with the same specifications, at Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.
Both RCA and Farnsworth can monitor each other's signals and progress.
SUMMER: The Berlin Olympics are televised by Telefunken
(using RCA equipment) and Fernseh (using Farnsworth equipment).
FALL: Television demonstrations given at 1936
Radiolympia in London. There was attempted sabotage at this event.
Read more details in the period newspaper clippings below.
Courtesy Early Technology Library - Scotland
(148K) - Brisk TV sales at 1936 Radiolympia
(132K) - TV in home
Courtesy Dr. Russell A. Potter - Rhode Island College
NOVEMBER 2nd: The BBC begins a 2-year Baird-EMI
competition, broadcasting from Alexandra Palace. This is heralded as
the "world's first, public, regular, high-definition Television
NOVEMBER 30th: Fire destroys the Baird labs at Crystal
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