Mullard television tubes advertisement, 1950s.
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'Mullard Radiant Screen Television Tubes for picture quality and life'. Cardboard television set with a smiling woman seeming to emerge from the screen. Cathode ray picture tubes benefitted from radar research during WWII. As a result the television pictures produced were brighter, bigger, and longer lasting. Mullard electronics were the leading manufacturers of television tubes throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.