Tag: tv repair

Zenith Porthole “The Aldrich” pt.2

Following up on the progress on the 1951 Zenith Porthole sent in by Rich in New Zealand, check out the arrival and unpackaging if you haven’t already! Part 1 Had a chance to pull the chassis and have a look today. Everything’s very clean and complete, and we had already determined last time that the

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57 Predicta Barberpole Resto – Initial Inspection

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 is

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The Predicta from Heck

ntroducing tonight’s luminaries, including from right to left: The Leaning Tower of Impedance, Electrolytic standing in as vertical feedback capacitor, “Stairway to the Stars” Couplate, and last but not least, Resistor; playing the part of Fuse. The show will certainly be delayed as it appears the Union of Tube Manufacturers has gone on strike.

On the Bench: ’51 Zenith Porthole “Aldrich”

Rich from New Zealand sent in this beautiful ’51 Zenith Porthole for restoration. Aesthetically gorgeous, and very complete. This model is known as the Aldrich. Upon removing the back cover, first thing that I saw was a brightener attached to the CRT which is usually an ill omen. I hooked up the Beltron to check

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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.

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Sparton Mirror-Lid TV (1949)

Feeling ultimately modest about your electronics? You can’t beat this 1949 Sparton Mirror-Lid TV from 1949. Very Deco, and very understated, but have you ever seen a TV set on which you’re looking at a reflection of a vertically-mounted picture tube? An echo of pre-WWII television design; mounting the picture tube vertically allows the cabinet

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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″

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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 quite

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