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Old 05-25-2018, 02:03 PM
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Canadian GE

Although this is a Canadian General Electric set. Would anyone know if this crosses to an American set for the approximate year and model. I can see from the last photo of the back that the picture tube looks round.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:15 PM
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At a glance I'd nail it as a 1948 model. I've seen what I believe is an American version of it but without doing the research I don't know the model.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:15 PM
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From the TV History site:

http://www.tvhistory.tv/1947-49-GE-Photos-Pg1.jpg

Looks like an 811.

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Old 05-25-2018, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for the good info guys. The owner finally got back to me. It is a model C2511 (i guess that's the American version of the 811). The set is on the radiomuseum here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/canadian_g_c_2511.html They only want $100 CDN (that's about $75 U.S.) only problem is it's a 3 hr drive 1 way.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:41 PM
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Thanks for the good info guys. The owner finally got back to me. It is a model C2511 (i guess that's the American version of the 811). The set is on the radiomuseum here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/canadian_g_c_2511.html They only want $100 CDN (that's about $75 U.S.) only problem is it's a 3 hr drive 1 way.
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It's priced about right if it has a good CRT, but it's not a very desirable model. It's rather nondescript. It would be a good player though.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:04 AM
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From the TV History site:

http://www.tvhistory.tv/1947-49-GE-Photos-Pg1.jpg

Looks like an 811.

jr
The US model is a single chassis model. The Canadian model has the power supply chassis relocated, probably due to a larger 25 cycle power transformer.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:40 AM
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Interesting! When I saw the 25 cycle tag, I was wondering where they put all the extra iron... the stock 811 chassis seems pretty crowded. Likely the set used much larger filter caps, as well.

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Old 05-26-2018, 12:20 PM
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Interesting! When I saw the 25 cycle tag, I was wondering where they put all the extra iron... the stock 811 chassis seems pretty crowded. Likely the set used much larger filter caps, as well.

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Looks like an outboard power supply sitting in the bottom of the cabinet.

The town of Roosevelt, AZ was on 25 cycle hydropower into the 1970s. For TV buyers there, outboarding the power supply was standard procedure in converting the sets to 25 cycle. Of course this was done on BW sets, as color was not a big deal there yet.
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