Panasonic TR-005 Orbitel (also known as the "Flying Saucer"[1] or "The Eyeball"[2] due to its shape) was a television set that was manufactured from the late 1960s to early 1970s by Panasonic.[3] It had a five-inch screen, earphone jack, and could rotate 180 degrees on its chrome tripod.[4]


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  2. ^ "The Chicago Antiques Guide Blog Panasonic TR-005 Television". Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Panasonic Orbitel TR-005 Flying Saucer Space Television". Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  4. ^ "SFO – San Francisco International Airport – Museum – Television: TV in the Antenna Age". Retrieved 10 April 2012.