Picturephone Model II Demo Video

We had a working demonstration of two Picturephone Model II at the Southern California Telephone Collectors Show on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The video shows two working examples of the Model II Picturephones. They were setup to show the picture they took on their own screen. In the future we hope to be able to connect them together and maybe even make an actual video call. We are very pleased that Chris Brawner got these working after so many years.

We apologize for the first few minutes of the video not being in focus but hope that you will enjoy this little video.

Picturephone Model II Demo VideoPhoto source:
PDF of the May 1969 Bell Labs Record about the Western Electric PicturePhone Model II