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These are two 1951 magazine advertisements for DuMont Television made by Allen B. DuMont Laboratories, East Paterson, NJ. - Both promote the cabinet housed television "Westbury" Series II, with 19" Lifetone screen with electronic tuning. --In the early days of TV, there were three networks, NBC, CBS and DuMont. The DuMont network's most remembered accomplishment was producing the early versions of The Jackie Gleason Show. The parent company, Allen B. DuMont Labs made TV broadcast equipment, as well as high end consumer receivers. Dumont Labs was an early pioneer in television technology and equipment. They even dabbled with color TV. This mobile unit was built before the days of any production color TV equipment or receivers. Consequently, it was delivered as a black and white unit, using DuMont built equipment. In 1938 the DuMont Model 180 television receiver was the first all-electronic television set ever sold to the public prior to RCA's first set in April 1939. In 1946, DuMont founded the first television network to be licensed, the DuMont Television Network. DuMont produced black and white televisions in the 1940s and 1950s that were generally regarded as offering highest quality and durability. Many of these premium sets included a built in AM/FM radio and record player. DuMont sold his manufacturing operations in 1960. The television manufacturing division was sold to Emerson Radio.