Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Miller's TV 1954

We thought we would give you some statistics to share when  you  start talking about  the good ole days  with your children and grandchildren ......and they love to hear them, of course.......
What Things Cost in 1954:
Car: $1,950
Gasoline: 29 cents/gal
House: $17,500
Bread: 17 cents/loaf
Milk: 92 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 404
Average Annual Salary: $4,700
Minimum Wage: 75 cents per hour

RCA introduced the first color TV in 1954. It sold for $1000. In comparison a 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air automobile was $1095.  Less than 5000 of these color TV's were sold that first year.

In Lawrenceville, Miller's east of the post office was selling black and white TV's. 
 We would be interested in your memories of seeing your first color broadcast or buying your first color TV, if you want to share.