Vintage TV’s Are Good For You


This advertisement,
dating from 1950,
and sponsored by Motorola,
discusses the benefits
of television to children.

Under the heading
Home, sweet TV home“,
it’s explained that TV:

keeps children
out of mother’s hair,
provides peace and quiet,
prevents ‘rainy day’ riots
and boredom,
gets the kids home on time,
and that disciplining themcit
by taking away their
TV “really works”.

Another column, entitled
Gets homework done promptly“,
explains that children
are much more interested
in their homework with
a TV in the house,
and that TV can be
enjoyed in moderation,
like sports or movies.

“Will televisionjap
strengthen family ties?”

discusses how:

religious, educational,
and social workers
all agree that TV
can be one of the
strongest forces
to bring the family
together to enjoy
good, clean entertainment


Very convincing.

I think I might buy one.


Let’s see…..


I’ve had my eye on
a very futuristic
model indeed….

( For more information, see
Atomic Flash Deluxe’s post
on the Kuba Entertainment Center )

I have to wonder if I got
space for it, though.

HOY !!!!



12 thoughts on “Vintage TV’s Are Good For You

  1. mislucja says:

    Great for babysitting silly little Shorkies , too – Dax lover watching TV shoes with bears 🙂

  2. Wow, these TV’s are so outer-space-like and cool! Love the designs!
    I always knew TV benefited us when we were kids! Now that advertisement proves it! 😉 😛 We could never convince my mother, though. With 8 of us, she was constantly saying, “Go outside and play!”
    What was up with that?!?! 😉 😀
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  3. julespaige says:

    I like the commercial now where the mom flips the breaker box to cut the power…and the boys go outside to play ‘hoops’.

    Some of the equipment you show also reminds me of the one time use VHS furniture. Once in place you couldn’t move it. Interesting museum pieces that is for sure.

    Now however with all of our ‘options’ – There’s 144 channels and nothing good to watch! 🙂

    Even the $1 or is it up to $2 movie rental boxes…there isn’t anything I’d pay to see. 😉

    Gimmie a good book (not an e-reader either!) 😉

  4. jillianmrks says:

    Ha ha! State of the art technology 🙂 We’ve come a long way.

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