The Philco Predicta televisions were introduced in 1959 with a unique swivel screen design that, although eye-catching, was unreliable and cost the company in repairs and returns. This “Siesta” was the finest model and featured a 17” screen and a clock for programing the television to turn off and on at certain times. The company applied for bankruptcy in 1960 and was bought by the Ford Motor Company in 1961. The company continued making electronics and appliances under the Philco name and is now owned by Phillips manufacturing products under the Norelco name.

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