See these vintage TV remote controls from the fifties & sixties
Silent Sound: New miracle way to tune TV from your easy chair
Nothing between you and the set but space…
You just push a button to…
— turn TV on and off
— change channels (left or right)
— shut off the sound of long, annoying commercials while the picture remains on the screen
Zenith “Space Command” Remote TV Tuning is the only thing really new in television. And only Zenith has it! Now, as you sit in your easy chair, anywhere in the room, the miracle of “Silent Sound” does your TV tuning for you. No need to get up even for fine-tuning.
Each channel comes in sharp and clear automatically with up to 20,000 volts of picture power. Space Command Remote Tuning is not an extra cost accessory. It’s built right into the set, like the many other quality features that are yours exclusively with Zenith.
See this TV marvel, try it… at your Zenith dealer’s now!
No wires – No batteries – No radio waves – No light flashes – No transistors
It’s magic! The one and only thing NEW in television! (1956)
Only Zenith has the Space Command tuner
You don’t have to shut off annoying commercials while you answer the phone unless you want to!
Yours today! The television performance of the future! ZENITH TV “SPACE-COMMAND” TUNER
ZENITH’S new “Space-Commander” is a revolutionary TV remote tuner, compact enough to hold in the palm of your hand.
Without batteries, electricity, light or radio waves, the device enables you to operate a TV receiver across the room, or even from the next room. You can turn it on or off, dial right or left to bring in the desired channel, and even silence commercials. You don’t even have to point it!
It weighs only 8 ounces. It cannot interfere with your neighbor’s set. It emits no harmful radiations. There’s nothing between you and the set but “SPACE” — nothing for you to do but give a silent “COMMAND” with your fingertip on the “Space-Commander” box.
It’s the only wireless complete remote control! And only Zenith has it! You have to try it to believe it! See this exciting new tuner at your Zenith dealer’s — and try it yourself!
See “Space-Command” Tuner demonstrated on NCAA football telecasts.
Zenith Space Commander remote control (1956)
You don’t get up — if it’s a Zenith
Turn TV on, change channels and volume, from your easy chair
Zenith Space Command Remote Control television tuning has no wires or cords to bother with, no batteries to replace.
Just touch a button on the control unit you hold in your hand, and Space Command tunes your Zenith TV for you. Does it from across the room with Silent Sound.
Created by Zenith, patented by Zenith, it’s the most convenient kind of television you can own. And it’s the finest quality, too. The Zenith television chassis is hand-crafted and it has no printed circuits. This means more dependability, less service headaches.
See Zenith Space Command TV — in magnificent fine-furniture cabinets — at your Zenith dealer’s.
Look at all you can do with Zenith Space Command remote control tuning! (1961)
— TURN SET ON
— CHANGE CHANNELS
— ADJUST VOLUME
— TURN OFF SOUND INSTANTLY
— TURN SET OFF
IT’S THE EASIEST WAY IN THE WORLD TO TUNE TV
No cords, no wires, no batteries . . . it tunes TV with a silent signal only your set can hear!
Tonight more people will tune TV with Zenith Space Command than with any other remote control!
1961 Zenith TV: New performance features