..ain't that the truth..What I remember wasn't so much the actual tv but rather the delivery. I think it was 1953 when a big truck pulled up in the driveway with two men and our black tin box RCA 21 inch TV. They had driven for over an hour to get to our house in the first place. These men assembled the antenna and spent hours moving it all around the yard to get the best picture. Then they drilled a hole in the wall and installed the twinlead wire. Finally they carried the TV (it was heavy) into the house and set it up.
All of this must have taken the better part of five hours to accomplish. Today you can't even get someone to carry your new TV out to your car.