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First introduced in 1970, this model is from the early 1970's.
The design of the videosphere is said to have been inspired by the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' though the videosphere's shape in itself, remains as one of the most iconic examples of the early 1970's design ethos.
A red model like this one appear as a background prop in the film sci-fi film The Matrix.
It is from an estate, and is in working order, although will need adapting for the 21st century digital age.
Here's the skinny:
Made by JVC, this awesome cherry red television is a round orb, which sits in a square stand. The orb is 13" in diameter, and the stand is 2.75" high and 7" square. It is VHF/UHF compatible. The screen is shaped like a fish eye lens.
It has a metal chain on the top, should you wish to hang the orb, as one would a chandelier. The metal reception antena is broken. This might be a moot point, since it needs digital adaptation.
It is marked "manufactured at Yokohama plant, Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. The serial number is #10301461.
Bonus: it coordinates with the cherry red Bang and Olufsen telephone we have in the shop as well!