This article offers insights into how black and white TV sets were sold in France from 1948 to the mid 80s. During this period, the black and white television set shifted from being an expensive and breakable technical object to a commonplace, mass consumer durable good. The article illustrates this process.

television, retailer, consumption, France, black and white TV set
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2013.jethc046
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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 2, No 4 (2013): Hidden Professions of Television; 79-88

Gaillard, Isabelle. (2013). An Unknown, but Key Player in the Television Market: The Television Retailer and the Case of Black and White TV Sets in France (1950-1987). VIEW Journal, 2(4), 79–88. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2013.jethc046