1950s Television Fridge Magnet Cowboy Kit Hopalong Cassidy Vintage Advertisement

  • 1950s Television Fridge Magnet Cowboy Kit Hopalong Cassidy Vintage Advertisement
Brand: Magnetfun
Product Code: 0081
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Refrigerator magnet pictures a 1950 advertisement for Model 16K Motorola televisions, featuring a little boy dressed as a cowboy and Hopalong Cassidy broadcast on TV.  The boy is dressed in full cowboy regalia, including a black felt hat, a holstered cap pistal and ornamental tooled boots.  Text promotes simple operation, a better picture, economy and a choice of a mahogany or limed oak finish.

Motorola began research on televisions in 1941 and resumed after the war.  In 1947 the company shipped over 100,000 of its model VT71. 

Motorola was founded in 1928 by brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin when they purchased the remains of a bankrupt battery company in Chicago.
According to an interesting history page on the Motorola website they had $565 and five employees.  Galvin Manufacturing was renamed Motorola in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

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