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A family gathers around the TV, while Dad adjusts the picture, in this 1958 photo from the National Archives.
The overall layout of a basic black and white television's controls, illustrated in a Panasonic model AN-809 television operating manual.
A Panasonic model AN-809 television operating manual describes the mechanical VHF and UHF channel tuning controls. These controls have long been replaced by digital tuners and remote controls.
A Panasonic model AN-809 television operating manual describes the horizontal and vertical hold controls. These controls have not been necessary or found in televisions for many years.