Long before live trucks were lacquered in logos, industrious souls dashed after deadlines in late model sedans. Okay, so they didn't so much dash; with a car full of plug-in luggage, it was more scientific expedition than journalistic jaunt. That, of course, was before the DuMont Portable Televisor debuted in 1941. Developed and built in good ole New Jersey, this radical rig signaled a streamlined approach to mobile broadcasting, one that would eventually lead to the garish sat truck encampements of today. Now, strong men in skinny neckties could wheel about the naked city, confident that if news broke out - they'd be along in a hour or so to pull a groin muscle. I'm serious, have you seen the equipment manifest? I've seen jam bands with less gear...
ALL THAT in Bryl-Creem and pleated pants! And YOU whine when you gotta drag out a couple of lights...
DuMont Iconoscope Camera 45 POUNDS
Power Supply Unit 45 POUNDS
Video Intermediate Amplifier 37 POUNDS
Intermediate Amplifier Power Supply 52 POUNDS
Line Amplifier 45 POUNDS
Video Monitor 54 POUNDS
Synchronizing Signal Generator 38 POUNDS and 43 POUNDS!!!