We just received this very complete 57 Philco Predicta Barberpole for repair. While the customer lives in Las Vegas; he purchased the TV from a seller nearby us in Walnut Creek so it was easy to arrange delivery. These are the initial pictures- overall cosmetic and working condition. Just some notes: the screen cover isContinue reading “57 Predicta Barberpole Resto – Initial Inspection”
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Vintage TV Hoarder Estate, Day….. 4?
Who would have thought: a couple months have passed since the big TV hoarder’s estate sale off in Rocklin. Three entire days of discovering gem after gem and clearing out nearly every TV set, picture tube, and related part there… that there was yet more nestled in the back of the estate company’s storage locker.Continue reading “Vintage TV Hoarder Estate, Day….. 4?”
NOS 12QP4 Dumont CRT
Just posted on ebay… Very hard to find picture tube and brand new in the box! Have a look! 😀
Vintage TV Hoard, Day 3
Well, it’s the final day of the Vintage TV Hoarder’s estate buyout. Only a couple of boxes left that I couldn’t fit in the Jeep. The estate company was soo happy to clear the hoard out of their storage unit (though, what is this to say about my status now….. hmmm?) I’ve never been soContinue reading “Vintage TV Hoard, Day 3”
Vintage TV Hoard, Day 2
More excitement on day 2 of the TV estate sale! We snapped some more pictures of the sale being set up as many more TVs were being brought out and lined up as we all anxiously awaited the barn doors to open 🙂 Sets we ended up with are a beautiful Bendix aviation 12″Continue reading “Vintage TV Hoard, Day 2”
Vintage TV Hoard!
Check out this score! A local estate company was selling off the estate of a local TV collector; got an inside line on this and went over to check it out with Shane of Hepcat Restorations. What a hoard! The gentleman who (previously) belonged to the estate was a collector in-extremus whose house was quiteContinue reading “Vintage TV Hoard!”
Chrysler Fixin’ Facts
Single frame from a Chrysler dealership slideshow series called ‘Fixin’ Facts for Electrical Accessories,’ 1959. Radio, Automatic headlight dimmer, and “Mirrormatic” automatic rear view mirror service information.
Beetlejuice in 1958 Color
Have you ever seen a 1950s color TV set? This amazing 1958 RCA CTC-7 series came up for sale on ebay out of San Jose. These early round screen TVs are very unusual, and only the very wealthy could afford to own such a set in the ’50s. Color broadcasts did not become regular untilContinue reading “Beetlejuice in 1958 Color”
The Predicta at Home
After disassembling the screen, I spent two hours cleaning and polishing the front and back of the screen cover to get rid of all that awful smelly oxidization! Did a light buff on the brightwork… it still needs some work but displays fine for an in-progress set. The electronics are next, but until then, IContinue reading “The Predicta at Home”