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Old 08-31-2017, 08:19 PM
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Scored an Admiral 19A11

Scored this today. Paid a whopping $25 for it. It'll be a while before I get to restoring it.







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Old 08-31-2017, 09:37 PM
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Noice! Looks real clean.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:10 AM
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They are hard to find in good condition. Mine (still in queue) has a broken corner underneath. But JB Weld should fix it.

Congratulations, especially on the price! Even if the CRT is bad or weak, they are out there.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for the nice comments.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:37 AM
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The story behind this TV is that the neighbor's husband died and the elderly widow didn't want to be alone so she decided to move in with her daughter. So she downsized and the seller bought it and a few other pieces before the estate sale.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:20 PM
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While I'm waiting on parts for the Zenith and better weather to take care of the cabinet, I decided that this would be my next project.
I brought it in and put it on my bench and after the customary pictures, I pulled off the back. Dirty but nice! No rust anywhere. It is a 19A1-SA chassis with a serial number of 38290. It has the rear mounted Vert. Lin pot and the extra .005uf 6Kv cap coming off the Vert. Cent pot.



More pictures of the chassis.







A good look underneath revealed a virgin chassis! I could not see anywhere where there was a component changed. As a matter of fact, it had all Admiral tubes except a RCA 5Y3GT LV rectifier tube. I pulled the HV cover, I was the first one to ever remove it, and while being a little dirty it looked factory "fresh" too.



Time to test the CRT. I plugged it into my Philco 50T-702 and got this:



Yup, the CRT looked pretty good. Time to order some HV caps and stuff I need. This looks like it'll be a good restoration. BTW, the cabinet is crack free and with some small scratches that should buff out.
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:45 AM
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Very nice buddy
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:09 AM
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Does anybody have a better scan of Sams 59-2 than what's on the ETF website?
Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:27 PM
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Does anybody have a better scan of Sams 59-2 than what's on the ETF website?
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I could use the schematic only from Sams 59-2. Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:13 PM
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Very nice set!
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:25 AM
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I'm going to add the retrace blanking circuit that Phil shows on his website. It shows a 250pf 1Kv cap and a 22K resistor. What type of cap should I use? A ceramic, mica, other?

https://antiqueradio.org/Admiral19A12Television.htm
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:11 PM
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Does anybody have a better scan of Sams 59-2 than what's on the ETF website?
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The biggest problem that I see with the ETF copy is missing info in the page fold.... just where does that B+ connect, anyway?

Perhaps this will help




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Old 12-29-2017, 12:01 AM
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Thanks guys.

I've ordered the HV caps, 630V caps, and picked the other stuff from Mouser. They are only a 20 minute drive away! Will Call so there is no shipping.

Working on stuffing the 3 section E-Cap C1. Pics to follow.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:49 PM
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Been busy over the holiday. Things have settled down a bit.
I re-stuffed C1 with 3 Nichicon 10k hour caps in the usual manner that I do.





Then I labeled all the components like I usually do.



I noticed that the 3 wires coming from the HV coil going to the Osc. 6V6 tube were hard and the insulation just crumbled away. So I'm in the middle of replacing those wires along with the HV wire going to the plate cap of the 1B3GT. That wire was cracking too.

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:14 AM
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Very cool set! I've been after a tabletop set like that for a while. Those crumbly rubber wires remind me of that Philco radio I restored
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