teleview n.

a device or system for displaying video

Now rare.

  • 1905 Daily Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon) 23 Mar. 6/1 page image

    ‘Have you seen the televue?’…A face became visible, not all of it at firse [sic], but forehead and eyes, then nose, mouth and chin; then, as the face turned in obedience to my request by the phone, my friend’s face was not only visible, but unmistakable.

  • 1905 Detroit Free Press 23 Apr. iv. 7

    Mr. Fowler calls his device the ‘televue’, and says that by its operation one can see the image of the person to whom he may be talking through a telephone…. On entering an ordinary telephone booth, one is confronted by a round plate glass disc…. The face of the person to whom he is talking, or any object held before the plate, is seen clearly.

  • 1929 B. Olsen Phantom Teleview in Science Wonder Stories Nov. 489/1 page image Bob Olsen bibliography

    ‘As the name indicates…the Teleview is a device for viewing things that happen at a distance.’ ‘Oh, I see…. It’s a television apparatus.’ ‘Not at all…. My invention is quite different from the regular televisor. To be sure, it is like television in the sense that it enables one to see things at a distance, but the essential difference between the Teleview and a Televisor is this: For Television it is necessary to have both a sending and a receiving apparatus…. The Teleview is not hedged in by any such restrictions. All the apparatus is concentrated at the receiving end. No sending set is required. Within certain limits, it may be focused on any spot so that one actually sees the events themselves, exactly as they happen.’

  • 1931 ‘A. Gilmore’ Tentacles from Below in Astounding Stories Feb. 175/2 page image Harry Bates D. W. Hall bibliography

    With control studs at hands, location chart and teleview screen before his eyes and fifteen men waiting below for his commands, he had no fear.

  • 1931 ‘H. Vincent’ Tanks Under the Sea in Amazing Stories Jan. 901/1 page image Harl Vincent bibliography

    This teleview surpasses anything in use on the surface. No transmitter is necessary to actuate it; a searching ray is sent out to the point to be viewed and the light impulses are brought back to us for observation in natural color.

  • 1936 N. Schachner Isotope Men in Astounding Stories Jan. 67/1 page image Nat Schachner bibliography

    Stubbs just appeared on the teleview with an announcement.

  • 1936 M. Miller Exile in Arcturus (#3) Feb. 14/2 page image

    The others turned their attention to the teleview screen.

  • 1943 F. Pragnell Conspirators of Phobos in Amazing Stories June 25/2 page image Festus Pragnell bibliography

    In the teleview screen the Chief looked up and saw us.

  • 1947 J. Vance I’ll Build Your Dream Castle in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 80/1 page image Jack Vance bibliography

    The teleview buzzed. Flora reached over, screened the caller. ‘Oh, good afternoon, Mr. Westgeller’—for it was indeed Mr. Westgeller’s round ruddy features on the screen. ‘I’ll put you through to Mr. Farrero.’

  • 1953 K. Neville She Knew He Was Coming in Worlds of If May 39/2 page image Kris Neville bibliography

    She forgot to call a doctor on the teleview and arrange for him to come at nine to give a physical examination.

  • 1955 H. B. Piper Time Crime in Astounding Science Fiction 38/1 page image H. Beam Piper bibliography

    He watched the teleview screen across the room, tuned to a pickup behind the Speaker’s chair in the Executive Council Chamber ten stories below.

  • 1981 J. May Many-Colored Land (1982) 67 page image Julian May bibliography

    Mercedes Lamballe’s teleview number responded with a subscriber canceled service notice. [Ibid. 68] He broke the connection and sat in the teleview kiosk…. Grenfell held up one apologetic finger to the Simbiari and turned back to the teleview.

  • [1998 R. Chilson This Side of Independence in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 55 page image Rob Chilson bibliography

    She sent back a teleview saying, ‘I wonder if this is an observers’s nest after all.’]

Research requirements

postdating 1931

Research History
Simon Koppel submitted 1905 and 1906 cites for the "televue" invention.

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