Just added to the TVs for sale page. Available as-is, restored, or as a color conversion with remote.
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On the Bench: ’58 Philco Predicta “Barberpole”
Restoration wrap-up on a Philco Predicta Pedestal TV.
Two Predictas hot off the bench!
Just finished servicing these two stunning Philco Predictas for Hepcat Restorations. The larger floor model, known colloquially as the “Barber Pole” or “Pedestal” was 98% bone stock and I was impressed that it was working at all with so many original components though with a ‘squeezed’ picture (poor vertical deflection.) After discussing the options, IContinue reading “Two Predictas hot off the bench!”
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”