View Full Version : Hello from the East Coast (U.S.) from Sylvaniagal.

10-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Hello, VK-ers! I am Sylvaniagal and I have just been admitted to the "clubhouse".

I am glad to be here. Long time lurker who decided to join, finally.

My "nick"--Sylvaniagal--comes from the fact my family--and myself--pretty much bought nothing BUT Sylvania TVs for years (much like my dad was a "Ford man" in the automotive department. Our family's first color TV was a Sylvania "roundie" (1964), as a matter of fact.

I wish I still had it; it's long gone, too bad, but that's the breaks.

[The first TV I owned by myself was a Sylvania B&W 19" portable my grandmother gave me; that was about 1972. It was a late 1960's model, metal-cased with faux woodgrain and gold mask and trim...nothing fancy. It lasted until the early 1990's with perhaps one minor repair before it just died one day.

Since I did not know how to fix it, it went the way of dead TVs...the curb. I still miss it. :tears:]

Anyway, I look forward to learning more about old TVs and their restoration. Who knows? I might actually get around to restoring at least one someday.

Sandy G
10-14-2012, 06:16 PM
Nice t'have ya ! Welcome !

10-14-2012, 08:07 PM
welcome from the peoples republic of indiana, the land of tax's

10-16-2012, 11:23 PM
Welcome to VK from small-town America -- Fairport Harbor, northeast Ohio, population just over 3,100, near Cleveland.

10-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Welcome to the site,i hope you like it here!

10-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Welcome! Got a few Sylvanias in my collection-a good company with a rich history.

10-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Thanks for the introduction and welcome. Working for a Sylvania dealer briefly and on some family member sets gave me an appreciation also. Sylvania was the best tube manufacturer IMO

I have a 1966 Sylvania 19" BW set that sounds like your old one. Were the UHF and VHF knobs side by side with VHF fine-tuning matching the pull on-off volume?

10-23-2012, 04:56 AM
i am down to just 2 sylvanias, a 1957 "slim jim"
and a 1953 halolight combo!