Artifact Details

Title

RCA Studio II Home TV Programmer

Catalog Number

102746960

Type

Physical object

Date

1977

Manufacturer

Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 18V100
Serial number 131

Dimensions

overall: 2 1/2 in x 15 in x 7 1/2 in

Description

Object consists of Studio II, TV Selector Switch and original box. Measurements are of Studio II only.

Category

Game

Curator Notes

RCA entered the home gaming market with the Studio II console in 1977. The Studio II was the second home gaming console to use ROM-based cartridges, allowing users to quickly change games. It also had several games pre-programmed into the system. Within two short years, the Studio II was discontinued due to poor graphics and strong competition from systems like the Atari VCS.

Credit

Gift of Gerald Herzog

Lot Number

X6267.2012