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Old 04-17-2010, 06:08 PM
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Ed's T.V. Service

I decided to check out the older TV shops in my area. There are a lot more than I realized. This is the first one I've been too. If I had gotten to it 5 years ago I would have hit the jackpot.



He's been in the business since 1956. He moved to his present location years ago. He got rid of all the old tube sets he had around, including a basement full of round CRT's that he couldn't find use for. He will be disposing of the more modern sets he has now. I don't think he has anything going back past the late '70s.

He has a substantial stash of old RCA power transformers and flybacks. He also has modules for the CTC-74 and Zenith sets. I didn't see anything I needed, but if someone needs something among that which I've mentioned I'd give him a ring.

Ed's T.V. Service
506 S. Lansing St.
St. Johns, MI 48879
989-224-6061

I hope this didn't turn into too much of an ad to be in this section of the forums.

He's really sharp for someone his age. I asked him if he had ever seen one of those RCA sets that didn't have controls, just a remote and he said "You mean the CTC-74?"

John
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:02 PM
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We are losing these guys, and fast. If nothing else, meet your friendly, local TV repairman, get to know him...or her. (yep, recently learned of a now-deceased female TV repairman-uh-repairperson!)
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:03 AM
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i just started an electronics shop up here with a couple of friends. problem is, its become such throwaway, i am just about forced to close my doors before we even really got started.
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Phone number is no good
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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These old guys typically knew a LOT of hints & kinks that never made it into any repair manual, but were often used. THAT kind of smarts will be lost when the few remaining ones die off or "Hang it up"... Kinda like workin' w/your Mom if she baked a cake. Well, in MY case, my Mamaw... She was a Whiz on baking a Pound cake, but she had no recipe' written down anywhere. But, Man-O-Manichevitz, they were Scrumptious... She'd NEVER let me watch her, would "Shoo" me outta her kitchen, if I ever tried...
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Given that NINE YEARS have past since this thread you bumped was posted , are you really all that surprised that the number is now defunct ?
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:21 AM
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It's been ONE WHOLE YEAR since I brought in my Philco 116-122 radio chassis to the last known tube repair shop in the metro. If you have any kind of tube electronic devices and your skills are weak you're SOL. For awhile my good friend Walter (around here somewhere) would take my "sows ears" and turn them into "silk purses". No more. What'll I do when my currently working tube sets quit? I have a 1940 Zenith console that sits dead gathering dust. No close-by repair shops!
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What'll I do when my currently working tube sets quit? I have a 1940 Zenith console that sits dead gathering dust. No close-by repair shops!
Learn to DIY.
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We have in Clearwater Florida a TV repair shop called "Jersey Jim Towers". I buy antenna stuff from them a lot. They also install antennas...
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