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Philco's Predicta, 1958, in the collection of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
A Predicta mounted on a "barber pole" stand

The Philco Predicta is an American television made in several models by the Philco company in the late 1950s. The Predicta was marketed as the world's first swivel screen television. The Predicta had a thinner picture tube than many other televisions at the time, which led it to be marketed as a more futuristic television set.

Slow sales, lack of a color model and very poor reliability eventually drove Philco into bankruptcy and sale in 1960.[citation needed]

In 2002, Telstar acquired the rights to the name and supposedly produced brand new sets with larger, color screens and modern internal electronics, but has not produced many sets in recent years.[1]


  1. ^ "The Official Predicta Television Site". Telstar Electronics. Retrieved 11 November 2015.