Rare Zenith Flash-Matic Remote Control


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Here is the rare and very first wireless remote control in television history circa early 1950’s.  This “flashlight” worked by remotely activating a sensor on the television to either change the channel or change the volume.  This ad helps to explain its function:

This example is all original and has survived in excellent working condition.  The light bulb works when a single “C” sized battery is inserted.  The plastic housing is nice, and the lettering is sharp.  The lens is nice and the metal around the lens is dent free.  A nice and very collectable example.  Your Zenith remote collection will never be complete without owning a Flash-Matic.

For more information about this revolutionary product innovation and to learn about its inventor, read this article:  The Father Of The Couch Potato, Inventor Of Wireless Remote Dies At Age 96 : The Two-Way : NPR

Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in