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Predicta

The Philco Predicta is an American television made in several models by the Philco company in the late 1950s. The Predicta was marketed as the world's first swivel screen television. The Predicta had a thinner picture tube than many other televisions at the time, which led it to be marketed as a more futuristic television set.

Slow sales, lack of a color model and very poor reliability eventually drove Philco into bankruptcy and sale in 1960.

In the late 1990s the rights were acquired by Dave Riedel and Mike Lipscomb of Telstar LLC, who hand-made new sets on a limited basis until 2008.

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Predicta Wikipedia


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