View Full Version : Saved a real nice one today

04-23-2013, 12:42 PM
A friend of mine goes to a lot of estate sales and he called me yesterday to say that he found a nice old tv. He emailed me a photo and said that it was still there at closing Monday and I could probably get it Tuesday morning which was going to be 1/2 price day.

I went over and took a look and bought this beauty for $27.50 Cabinet is in mint condition. The estate sale was probably from a widow, because there were no men's clothing items in the sale, the ownership of the home was in a trust, there is no one listed at that address in the phone book. I suspect the widow was in a retirement or nursing home for some years.

Grill cloth is like new. Hardly a scratch on on the cabinet and I do not believe the old folks were smokers. Looks like it was waxed and polished on a regular basis. It has HV but vertical is out so it is only producing a horizontal line. IT's a 19" model and the chassis is a KCS49A but the model number label has peeled off. It appears to be the model 9T79 "Northampton" I have not tested the 19AP4 yet because it is still sitting in my van. I suspect the crt will probably be OK because it is displaying a Horizontal line so we have HV which is a good sign.

The photo is taken in the former owner's living room exactly where it must have sat for many years. I believe this is a 1951 model because that is the date Sams folder 122-8 has on it.

Not often any more that you find a pristine gem like this. Should be an easy restoration. So many of the sets I get have crappy cabinets and take a lot of effort to restore. It's refreshing to get a nice one for once :yes::D

04-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Nice find! Great to see it go to someone that will take care of it. It might have ended up as a wine cabinet! Sometimes typical sets like that become desirable when they're in particularly pristine original condition as yours is. It'll be a great set to watch when it's restored! Good luck with it.

04-23-2013, 12:58 PM
If you can go back and look around, you might be able to find the owner's original paperwork for it. My folks were steadfast about keeping the original paperwork for anything electronic they ever bought and kept.

04-23-2013, 12:58 PM
Beautiful find Bob! After some of the cabinets I've seen you deal with, I totally understand why you're so happy about this one:D

Sandy G
04-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Kewl find ! Me Likey !

04-23-2013, 10:25 PM
Glad to see someone got it for restoration. It sure is a great looking set!

04-23-2013, 10:47 PM
Good deal on acquiring the great-looking set! It's great to hear when everything works out for someone.:rockon:

Eric H
04-23-2013, 11:46 PM
That is really clean! Is it a 16" (16AP4?)
I hate doing cabinet work, it slows things down to a crawl for me, wood dust chokes me up too, specially if it's been soaked in Mouse pee.

04-24-2013, 08:32 AM
[QUOTE=Eric H;3067470]That is really clean! Is it a 16" (16AP4?)
It's a 19" set.
The KCS49 is the 19" version of the KCS47. :yes:

04-24-2013, 11:30 PM
Sweet! Are you going to send the 19A to RACS if it's bad?

04-25-2013, 08:20 AM
I'm pretty sure RACS is closed too.........