View Full Version : Whats your most used set?


josephdaniel
03-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Just trying to start some friendly discussion here.

So what is your most used B&W set in your collection?

ggregg
03-28-2013, 07:28 PM
This one, and it's still working fine with no repairs after at least 75 hours of playing time on it. The yoke is a little crooked though.

josephdaniel
03-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Is that one of the sets where the screen folds down into the case?

cwmoser
03-28-2013, 08:43 PM
Most played B&W TV - my 1948 Philco 48-2500 projection TV:

David Roper
03-28-2013, 08:49 PM
Funny thing that you should start this topic today. The set I use the most other than during winter is my 9TW333

http://tvontheporch.com/images/img_5716_500x416.jpg

...which is the actual 'TV on the porch'. I had occasion to show it off today and the weather was so nice I decided to leave it on and enjoy it for a while.

My other restored sets are used on a rotating basis, with the Admiral console probably getting the most use. Both because it's a relatively recent restoration and because the picture could not be sharper.

http://tvontheporch.com/images/admi_2_171x250.jpg

Phil Nelson
03-28-2013, 09:26 PM
I love them all to death, and each one gets a turn from time to time, but most recently used this winter has been the DuMont RA-113, mainly because of where it's situated.

Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios
http://antiqueradio.org/index.html

http://antiqueradio.org/art/DuMontRA-113Finished.jpg

josephdaniel
03-28-2013, 10:43 PM
Funny thing that you should start this topic today. The set I use the most other than during winter is my 9TW333

http://tvontheporch.com/images/img_5716_500x416.jpg

...which is the actual 'TV on the porch'. I had occasion to show it off today and the weather was so nice I decided to leave it on and enjoy it for a while.

My other restored sets are used on a rotating basis, with the Admiral console probably getting the most use. Both because it's a relatively recent restoration and because the picture could not be sharper.

http://tvontheporch.com/images/admi_2_171x250.jpg

You leave that TV outside !! Doesn't it get bugs, mice and stuff inside it? and I thought that it was bad for CRT's to be exposed to extremes of temperatures??

wa2ise
03-29-2013, 10:25 AM
http://www.videokarma.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=177310&d=1356051609

I don't do a lot of TV watching, but this one gets fired up most often.

ggregg
03-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Is that one of the sets where the screen folds down into the case?

Yes it is. I really should recap at least part of it but it works so good, cool cans, everything.

decojoe67
03-29-2013, 02:39 PM
I love using my '40's sets, but my "worker" is my 10" 1957 Admiral. It plays absolutely as new. There's nothing like watching a classic TV show or movie on these vintage sets!
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m554/decojoe67/DSC00317_zps7ca9e006.jpg

stromberg6
03-29-2013, 05:45 PM
I love them all to death, and each one gets a turn from time to time, but most recently used this winter has been the DuMont RA-113, mainly because of where it's situated.

Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios
http://antiqueradio.org/index.html

http://antiqueradio.org/art/DuMontRA-113Finished.jpg

Drop-dead gorgeous, Phil! Ingrid's cute, too.
Kevin:D

decojoe67
03-29-2013, 05:55 PM
I have to include the jewel of my collection, my '46 RCA 621TS. I use it a little more sparingly than some of others, but watching that small screen in that art-deco cabinet is always a treat!
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m554/decojoe67/DSC00327_zps2ab9ab38.jpg

radiotron
03-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Is that one of the sets where the screen folds down into the case?

yes it it is i have one too.

radiotron
03-29-2013, 05:59 PM
my most used it a 1959 zenith with the 16e21 chaissis,
built like a tank.

bandersen
03-29-2013, 07:30 PM
I rotate mine too, but overall I'd say this Admiral 24A12 sees the most use.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5262/5604888225_5ae905c19e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70039806@N00/5604888225/) http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5190/5605430948_0f71283cc3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70039806@N00/5605430948/)

dieseljeep
03-29-2013, 08:21 PM
my most used it a 1959 zenith with the 16e21 chaissis,
built like a tank.

I've been following these threads closely.
Did the dual phasing diode correct the problem with the horizontal hold? :scratch2:

decojoe67
03-29-2013, 11:14 PM
I rotate mine too, but overall I'd say this Admiral 24A12 sees the most use.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5262/5604888225_5ae905c19e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70039806@N00/5604888225/) http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5190/5605430948_0f71283cc3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70039806@N00/5605430948/)
Beautiful Admiral Bob! I had my chance to get one and passed years ago:tears: It's one of the coolest looking vintage TV's of all time - and you just can't beat an Admiral!

Adam
03-30-2013, 02:04 PM
Lately my most used b/w set is this 1966 Zenith 19".

truetone36
03-30-2013, 10:41 PM
Mine is a little G.E. portable from about 1960-61. The original owner used it on his workbench in the garage till he passed away, and I got it from the estate sale (which I worked at) for $20. It works like new.

Doug E.
03-31-2013, 12:50 AM
Mine is the 16" Zenith portable shown in my avatar. It's a "Discoverer", model L1615L from 1963.

cbenham
03-31-2013, 04:52 PM
I rotate mine too, but overall I'd say this Admiral 24A12 sees the most use.

My favorite is an Admiral 19A12 electrostatic set I restored. It always gets
looks of disbelief when I turn it on and a picture appears within a minute, fully locked, stable and in focus!

Dan Starnes
03-31-2013, 05:20 PM
This Philco, for about 3 or 4 years I guess, great performer and I have it in our living room. I also use the phono and listen to the AM radio. Oh, and that isnt really a pic of my Philco lol.