Philips projection TV/radio receiver, model 799, c 1950.
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Combined radio and projection television with a 20 inch screen. The Philips Company was founded in 1891 by a Dutchman, Gerard Philips, to manufacture lightbulbs. In the early 1900s the company expanded its research into other areas of electronics, including the development of radio, and later television. View with TV door and control panel open.