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Offline jlgarfield

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Eggcrate Display Mystery Solved!
« on: February 28, 2020, 12:22:47 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-kYQIMgLJ8 - After so many years, we now have info on the "eggcrate" display's manufacturer and model number. It is made by Display Systems, and the model number is the 19S-8. See it in action here!

Also, at this time, however, I do not know anything further about the Display Systems company. Anybody have any idea who they were?

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Re: Eggcrate Display Mystery Solved!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 06:36:34 PM »
First known on-air use: in 1971, on the ABC version of "Password". (The 1969 "Joker's Wild" pilot had a modified version; the 3 and 5 looked slightly different.)
It should be noted that in some EOTGS photos of ABC's Password, a slide display (like the CBS version, but in a different font) was used. These photos were likely from very early episodes, or even a possible pilot.

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Re: Eggcrate Display Mystery Solved!
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 08:54:57 PM »
It should be noted that in some EOTGS photos of ABC's Password, a slide display (like the CBS version, but in a different font) was used. These photos were likely from very early episodes, or even a possible pilot.
Early episodes. More photos are in Adam Nedeff's biography of Allen Ludden, and the celebs present in those pics match those listed in the guides that are online.

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Re: Eggcrate Display Mystery Solved!
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 07:54:36 AM »
Still in use on 8 known pricing games:
•Check-Out
•Line 'Em Up
•Magic #
•Pass the Buck
•Race Game
•Spelling Bee
•Switcheroo
•Take Two
Note that "Check-Out" is the only one that didn't use these displays originally.