The TV That Laughed In The Face Of Horizontal Hold

What do you get when you combine entertainment technology and German engineering in an age of outlandish Googie design? You get what is possibly the most awesome entertainment center ever conceived.

The Kuba Komet was manufactured between 1957 and 1961, and included a 21-inch television, record player, radio and eight speakers in a high-gloss, palm- and maple-wood cabinet. A remote control and integrated tape recorder could be had for an additional charge.

Plus, as long as the owner had the clearance, the Gumby-shaped portion could swivel to allow viewing from anywhere in the room.

Though surely none can compete with the singular style of the Komet, you can explore dozens more midcentury television sets at Television History - The First 75 Years.

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