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!”
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1946 RCA 621TS 7″ Tabletop TV Issue
The very first commercially available post-WWII consumer television set. Just a peek at the ’46 RCA that’s on the bench. Chassis has been restored and the set has beautiful video but I’m giving a shout out to some other techs for some help with the audio. Once that is fixed everything will be perfect.
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”
Color on the Olympic!
New video electronics installed and set is displaying a picture! This Olympic used a very unusual 24″ black and white picture tube… when most TVs of the era were 21″ this was a king-sized model. There was no way to prevent the small bits of the top and bottom of the new picture tube fromContinue reading “Color on the Olympic!”
The incomparable Sylvania Halolight (1956)
The ’56 Halolight- These models features an opaque white plastic mask around the picture concealing a neon lamp. The gimmick was that you had a TV lamp built right into the screen! Still needs new grille cloth and complete assembly of the halo and control panel. This TV will be remote control operated! Complete andContinue reading “The incomparable Sylvania Halolight (1956)”