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28/09/1951 CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale

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1953 Compatible Color TV Announcement

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CBS color ID, 1967

CBS had bought a television manufacturer in April, and in September 1951, production began on the only CBS-Columbia color television model, with the first color sets reaching retail stores at the end of the month. Only 200 sets had been shipped and only 100 sold when CBS discontinued its color television system in October that year.
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