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bgadow
12-26-2011, 10:53 PM
I thought I'd try putting this together, just for fun. See how many you can get right-I tried not to make it too hard. I cleaned out my PM box, so just send me your answers. The contest will run for about a week (until Monday, January 2). Gotta have a prize? Okay: the first place winner gets 5 old TV sets, of my choosing, must be picked up by 1/31/12 from my place. (Second prize, you get 10 sets!)

Here goes!
1) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December223.jpg

2) Who built this UHF converter?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December218.jpg

3) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December213.jpg

4) What chassis does this RCA TV use?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December217.jpg

5) What manufacturer used this circuit?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December220.jpg

6) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December216.jpg

7) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December215.jpg

8) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December214.jpg

9) Suppose you wanted to purchase a brand new TV to watch the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Of these 10 brands, which 5 could you not find brand-new that year?
Admiral, General Electric, LG, Motorola, Philco, Proscan, Quasar, Samsung, Silvertone, Teknika

10) Match the manufacturer with the brand:
1-Admiral
2-GE
3-Zenith
4-RCA
5-Philco
6-Sears

a-Chromix
b-Era II
c-Miss America
d-Phonevision
e-Coaxial
f-Eye Witness

Good luck!

Kamakiri
12-27-2011, 06:01 AM
WOW this is good. I'm moving this to Site News so everyone can see it :)

bgadow
12-27-2011, 10:36 PM
Thanks, Kam! Come on guys, let's see those answers!

AUdubon5425
12-28-2011, 09:49 AM
Whoops - and I was wondering why no one answered it yet...

So sorry.

ctc17
12-28-2011, 11:20 AM
Uhhhhh I think your spost to PM him your answers

bandersen
12-28-2011, 10:37 PM
Yeah, it'd be nice to others if you cleared out your post or a moderator removed it.

ChrisW6ATV
12-29-2011, 03:35 AM
PM sent...

bgadow
01-02-2012, 10:54 PM
Last chance! I'll let it run until Tuesday night.

bgadow
01-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Thanks to all who played-I wish more had participated; maybe next time?
Here are the answers:

1) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December223.jpg
This one stumped everyone-it is an Admiral from the early 50s.

2) Who built this UHF converter?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December218.jpg
This is a Mallory.

3) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December213.jpg
Philco, used from the Predicta up through the early 60s.

4) What chassis does this RCA TV use?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December217.jpg
CTC-12

5) What manufacturer used this circuit?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December220.jpg
I thought this would stump folks but I think everybody got this right: Zenith

6) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December216.jpg
Admiral, 60s.

7) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December215.jpg
Late 60s Sylvania.

8) Name the manufacturer:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x293/bgadow/December214.jpg
RCA, starting in the late 60s.

9) Suppose you wanted to purchase a brand new TV to watch the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Of these 10 brands, which 5 could you not find brand-new that year?
Admiral, General Electric, LG, Motorola, Philco, Proscan, Quasar, Samsung, Silvertone, Teknika

The launch was in 1981; Admiral & Motorola were out of the TV business, Sears had stopped using the Silvertone name, LG was still known as Gold Star and Proscan wouldn't come along for a few more years.

10) Match the manufacturer with the brand:
1-Admiral
2-GE
3-Zenith
4-RCA
5-Philco
6-Sears

a-Chromix
b-Era II
c-Miss America
d-Phonevision
e-Coaxial
f-Eye Witness

1-b: Only one person remembered the Admiral Era II, which may have been their answer to the System III?
2-e: GE Coaxial.
3-d: Most folks knew about the Zenith Phonevision.
4-f: RCA Eye Witness, used in the late 40s.
5-c: Philco Miss America, also well known.
6-a: Most folks mixed up the Sears/Admiral answers. Looks like Chromix may have been Sears answer to Chromacolor?

Again, thanks to all who played. The winner is DavGoodlin who, scary!-just might take me up on my prize offer!

Electronic M
01-04-2012, 01:10 AM
I wish I had time to play but my timing sucked. I would have got some right, and some not. No chance in *ell that I could claim the prize...I'm to dispose of two things to make room for my CTC4, and if I bring home anything larger than a BIG table radio I highly suspect that my folks will either kill me and scrap my stuff or kick me and my stuff out. Also could not go to the east coast even for a free CT-100 during active quarters at my college.

ctc17
01-04-2012, 10:36 PM
I got most of them but I couldnt handle the threat of having to adopt any more sets:banana:
This was a good contest, well done

bgadow
01-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Next time I'll make sure everyone knows you don't HAVE to take the sets :) I'm always looking for creative ways to coax folks out here to the edge of nowhere and let me load up their pickup truck with CTC-53's and 21" bw consoles!

ChrisW6ATV
01-04-2012, 10:55 PM
I got four of the first eight right, 80% of #9, and 50% of #10. I couldn't remember if Admiral had come back yet in 1981, or if Samsung TVs were available in the USA yet then.

Thanks, Bryan.

bgadow
01-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Chris, that got me second guessing myself regarding Samsung, so I checked the Photofact index. Indeed, they didn't cover their first Samsung model until '82. Probably safe to say that they were available in '81 but I should have come up with something else!

bandersen
01-06-2012, 11:02 PM
Ugh, I should have recognized the first picture. There's a door just like that a couple feet from my computer desk :)