UHF Converter
Turner TV-3

The Turner Microphone Company, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started out in 1931 making PA systems and grew to be one of the top microphone makers in the US. (They also were the largest maker of embalming machines!) Like many companies, they got into the TV business in 1951 as a way of expanding their product line. You can read more about the Turner company at http://www.ericbraun.com/turner/.

This was Turner's only entry into the UHF converter market, and it used the cabinet from their model TV-2 booster, with the addition of a decorative gold-tone metal front plate. It may well have been introduced only shortly after the TV-2, in late 1952, to jump on the UHF bandwagon. The electronics are made by Radio Receptor, and are quite substantial in construction, and a tight fit in the bakelite cabinet.

Updated April 11, 2010