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Old 02-03-2018, 04:18 PM
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Rescued a Admiral B&W set today

Hey all, my local antique store had a 50/60's admiral b&w set chassis c24m21, the tag on the front said "will make a great craft project. Dog bed? Bar? etc. well today is %50 off sale and i'm looking at the set thinking what is probably going to happen to it. So i ask the guy if i can plug it in, he does and i can see some light and static on the speaker. long story short $24 and i get it home and a few little adjustments........... anybody crave one of these? had one as a kid etc. I didn't want it turned into a useless fad object.
OOps i think should have gone in the rectangular tube tv section.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:22 PM
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Good save!
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:36 PM
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:54 PM
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I think you did the best craft project of all: "TV restoration". (-:
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:39 PM
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I think you did the best craft project of all: "TV restoration". (-:
Thank you, but i haven't replaced a single part on it. I knew it was probably going to be gutted, that is why i risked a full powerup to make a snap judgement. I would never do this to a color roundie or a historically significant TV set. I'm amazed it didn't release magic smoke. I just think it has the will to live! well that and the fact it was made in Murica!
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:02 PM
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Thank you, but i haven't replaced a single part on it.
"A few little adjustments" count as restoration work to me. You saved it from the destroyers, that is the important job.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:41 PM
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If you can make the ETF meet there are folks that like working TVs.
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That is a screaming mid-'60's console TV. Very nice. It looks like a TV right off the set of Bewitched!
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:18 PM
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That is a screaming mid-'60's console TV. Very nice. It looks like a TV right off the set of Bewitched!
Bewitched had a rectangular color but if you have seen the show the tag which shows the make is never on it. And that show was running when there were lots of roundys, but chose the rectangular sets.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:31 PM
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If you can make the ETF meet there are folks that like working TVs.
Hey again, don't think i can make it to the ETF. I'm kinda a home body. lol I'm secretly hoping our local radio club "music city vintage radio club" will branch out into tv sets one day.
I googled the chassis number and Radiomuseum com/org whatever says it is from 1960. there is one bad thing with this set, it has a tube brightner on it and is extremely dim without it hooked up. i don't suppose anyone has a bright 23gp4 lying around?
I did find a old advertisement on newspapers.com from Mar 61 where this model was on sale for $229 in Texas, must have been a close out sale.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:51 AM
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Hey again, don't think i can make it to the ETF. I'm kinda a home body. lol I'm secretly hoping our local radio club "music city vintage radio club" will branch out into tv sets one day.
I googled the chassis number and Radiomuseum com/org whatever says it is from 1960. there is one bad thing with this set, it has a tube brightner on it and is extremely dim without it hooked up. i don't suppose anyone has a bright 23gp4 lying around?
I did find a old advertisement on newspapers.com from Mar 61 where this model was on sale for $229 in Texas, must have been a close out sale.
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/61749968/
Our radio club has one meet during the summer where TV's are included.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:29 AM
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Our radio club has one meet during the summer where TV's are included.
Well, not really. We did try that at one of our July swap meets a few years back. (I brought over 70 TV sets, selling about a third of them, mostly at less than I originally paid for them.) Unfortunately there were not a lot of sales from the other TV sellers. Those that did bring sets mostly overpriced them for this market, leading to complaints from sellers that the buyers didn't want to pay their prices, and from buyers that said they could find sets cheaper elsewhere. I think most wanted to see what would happen, but by not bringing anything along themselves, yet expecting everyone else to bring stuff, they spoiled it. However, as you have noticed, our WARCI club must have about 10 members that are also on ARF & VK as TV collectors. And bringing TVs is welcome at any of our WARCI events. The only restriction is that we don't want TVs placed in the donation auction at the end of our swap meets, because if not taken, we must pay to have them recycled.

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Old 02-05-2018, 04:11 PM
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:45 PM
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I'm secretly hoping our local radio club "music city vintage radio club" will branch out into tv sets one day.
Then make it so!

I've seen plenty of radio meets from various clubs were a radio vendor has a vintage TV or two in the mix. I don't think I've ever seen a radio meet where a mix of actual radios and non-radio (but tangentially related items like TV HiFi, literature etc) items was not welcome. Most clubs allow/get a nice (sometimes astounding) diversity of ephemera in their swapmeets.


It is not uncommon for me to drag TVs to meets...Even did that at the last WARCI meet.
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