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09-22-2013, 10:07 AM
I've been collecting radios and tvs for a number of years now. I have a 1959 Magnavox console b/w tv that I use often and a mid 60's RCA color tv that I use all the time. I have several other vintage tvs, some work and some need work. I just recently learned about this site, and decided to check it out.


09-22-2013, 10:18 AM
Good to see ya.... now post some pictures ! ! especially that '59 magnavox.... lets see..

09-22-2013, 10:30 AM
Here is the 1959 Magnavox. I'm watching an episode of Perry Mason on it. (

Here is my Philco Microgrid. That is me beside it. The picture was taken about 3 years ago. (

Here is an odd one. It is a Stromberg Carlson. It was made and sold in Mexico. I don't have much more info on it though. One of my future projects. (

I also have this Douglas tv. All the controls for the tv are on the chairside table with a phonograph. Another future project. ( (

I have quite a few more, I will post later.

Jon A.
09-22-2013, 01:04 PM
Welcome! Good to hear of older sets being used as "daily drivers". A mid-60s RCA color set though? I hope you have a fan in that one.

09-22-2013, 01:14 PM
nice sets ! ! ! Interesting cabinet on that Magnavox...

09-22-2013, 01:29 PM
Well originally the tv was an RCA. A previous owner removed the original RCA tv and installed an 80's Zenith tv. Whoever did it, did an excellent job. The radio and phonograph are the original, just the tv has been replaced. (

Sandy G
09-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Welcome ! You have Nice Schtuff !

09-22-2013, 03:52 PM
Welcome! It was very common in the late 70s for big console combo sets like that to have a new TV installed.

What part of Arizona?

09-22-2013, 08:51 PM
Phoenix. I've seen your pic over on antiqueradios. My screen name is the same over there. Just new to this site here.

Bill R
09-23-2013, 08:29 AM
I like that Stormberg Carlson. That is unique. Welcome.

09-23-2013, 09:34 AM
Bill: I haven't found out much information on the SC. I do have the original paperwork for it. Unfortuneatly it is all in Spanish. Even all the writing on the set iteself is in Spanish. The turntable is a Gerrard. The whole set needs a lot of work. The house were it was sitting had leaked and so there is quite a bit of water damage to the set. It is currently out in storage. I hope to restore it one day.

09-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Howdy from smack dab in the middle o' the country!

09-23-2013, 02:03 PM
Howdy Egrand. I have family just south of St. Louis. I was driving through Missouri(Kansas City) beginning of this month.

09-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Welcome! Man, those are some cool sets! Especially that Stromberg Carlson... that one is REALLY cool!

09-24-2013, 03:09 PM
I'll have to look you up next time I head into the home office for work. I work for a company in Peoria AZ :)

Electronic M
09-24-2013, 05:24 PM
The SC and the Douglas sets are very rare, cool, and unusual. I doubt there is a member here that would not be proud to own either of them.

I happen to have a table top Zenith with stand that looks identical to the one shoe horned into that RCA console BTW.

09-24-2013, 06:36 PM
Kamakiri: That would be cool if you could swing by when you make it this way. Always nice to meet other people interested in this hobby.

Electronic: Thank you. Yes the SC is rather rare. Can't find any information on it, other than the paperwork that came with it. I can't read it since it is in Spanish. The Douglas I was able to find a Sam's photofact for it though.

Electronic M
09-24-2013, 07:16 PM
As close to Mexico as you are there is probably somebody who can translate it for you. Also schematics are the universal language of engineers so if there is one in with your manual(American makers often did that for the smarter users) or one tucked inside the cabinet somewhere(American companies did that sometimes, Europeans did it more so, and with how European that set looks who knows).

09-25-2013, 07:12 AM
I know I could find someone to translate it. I went through it last night and did see the schematic for the radio only. Not for the tv section.

09-26-2013, 02:41 PM
I'll have to look you up next time I head into the home office for work. I work for a company in Peoria AZ :)

Peoria is about 5 miles from me.

Nice sets Justin.

09-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Peoria is about 5 miles from me.

Nice sets Justin.

Thank you. I am right in the heart of Phoenix(ok, just a couple miles from downtown).

09-27-2013, 07:30 AM
Welcome and those are nice sets and that Douglas sure is interesting.
There may be some extra tubes so the brightness/contrast controls can be remotely located. Does that chairside unit include vertical hold?

Maybe that S-C tunes different ranges on the AM-SW-FM bands?

10-05-2013, 02:12 PM
I just joined after doing some internet searching on Vintage TV's and I think this is the right site for me. I rescued a 1956 RCA TV 21-D-647 from the side of the road years ago. Never really had intentions of using it, but it was too pretty to toss and my hobby repair time is near zero these days. Please help me find a loving home for this TV.

Vintage 1956 RCA TV 21-D-647
Excellent Cabinet in great shape
All original, all tubes work, slight raster
Easy restoration or use as is for decorative furniture
1956 - (21D647) - 21" console w/short legs, wood (maple), "Chalfont",

More pictures available if needed. Located on Long Island exit 61 for you to come and pickup. It comes with an extra chassis and tube that came from a color conversion of a similar model with a poor condition cabinet. (I now know that this is sacrilegious, sorry). That cabinet is available with a 25" color installation. All trim/glass good condition.

I am new to this so if you know someone interested please forward this message.

11-08-2013, 06:16 PM
Hi Justin!