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Kamakiri
03-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Figured since we're just over a month out of the ETF convention, I'd start a thread for those of us who are planning to attend.

Please feel free to post in this thread stuff you want, stuff you want to sell, if you need a room, if you need a ride....or whatever else you'd like to post.

For those not familiar with the meet: http://www.earlytelevision.org/2015_convention.html

rca2000
03-24-2015, 05:41 PM
I am going .THIS time--for both Saturday AND Sunday. Everything is already reserved.

I am for SURE bringing a 7JP4 tube not new but good.

Not sure what else yet...

Kamakiri
03-24-2015, 09:15 PM
I'll be arriving in on Thursday afternoon, to have time to relax on this mini-vacation and have time to settle in and hang with my TV brethren :D . Shipping out on Sunday AM.

Kamakiri
04-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Okay! Here's a few things I can bring with me to ETF, if anyone's interested :)

Picture tubes:

21YP4 RCA Silverama, tests excellent, $25
21EP4 RCA Silverama, tests excellent, $25 (SOLD)
17BP4 Arnco - tests great but it looks like a VOT failed while someone was out of the room and it's got a line burn. $10 (PENDING SALE)

Delivery to ETF in a month, but I'd ask for PayPal in advance....I just don't wanna be stuck bringing them both ways ;)

BigDavesTV
04-04-2015, 09:51 AM
Thanks Tim, I could really use the 21EP4! PM sent.

Kamakiri
04-04-2015, 04:10 PM
Sold! :)

Kamakiri
04-06-2015, 09:05 AM
By chance is anyone coming from the Detroit area and can carry a 17" picture tube with them for captainmoody?

philtar0079
04-06-2015, 10:27 AM
I am going to the convention Thursday-Saturday. I and am getting there in my dad's panel van. I could provide transport for anyone's big purchases back east. I could drop off purchases within a reasonable radius of Buffalo, NY. If anyone's interested PM me.

Notimetolooz
04-06-2015, 06:30 PM
I have a couple of oscilloscope CRTs I could bring. I've got a 3AP1A and two 2AP1A's. Also I've got a couple of cabinet parts for an old Truetone D2923 and the chassis of a RCA 8-X-546 minus the antenna loop.
I am looking for a good 21ZP4A,C.

Kamakiri
04-06-2015, 09:27 PM
No auction pictures up yet though on the ETF site :sigh:

BigDavesTV
04-07-2015, 12:35 PM
I should be able to carry the 17" CRT, back to MI, for Captain Moody.

BigDavesTV
04-07-2015, 12:42 PM
I would like to find an RCA CTC 36, or CTC 53, these are the plastic cabinet "portable/table model" 19" screen color set. I will be at the ETF MEET in Hilliard Ohio, May 1,2,3. Thanks, Dave.
I also have this posted this in the "Classified" Section under the "Post your want lists" thought I'd try here as well! Looking forward to 1st. weekend in May:)

Kamakiri
04-07-2015, 03:54 PM
I should be able to carry the 17" CRT, back to MI, for Captain Moody.

Awesome! :banana:

One thing I do need is a shipping box for a 21" rectangular black and white tube for someone on the FB TV group that necked the one they had in a working set.....if anyone has one.

Kamakiri
04-07-2015, 03:57 PM
One thing on my serious want list right now is a bubble magnifier of any kind for a 10" set.

Or, anyone that might have a restorable or working chassis for a Philco 95 highboy radio. Friend of mine has one and the transformer is cooked....

vts1134
04-08-2015, 09:49 AM
Any one coming from, or driving through, the New Haven CT area that would have space for a 12" table top?

rld-tv01
04-08-2015, 12:07 PM
I have a spare bubble magnifier but I'm in California and won't be bringing it on the airplane. If you still need one after the convention let me know.

Kamakiri
04-08-2015, 07:03 PM
Three more things I need :)

Two of which are knobs, as shown here. I'll buy them whether you'll be at ETF or not. One's for my son's Admiral 30A1 and the other is the fine tuning knob for this 1940s RCA channel knob....I need the one that goes underneath.

Lastly, if anyone has a chassis for an RCA 730TV1 or RCA 730TV2, I could use it. I'm rather frustrated with mine :)

tubesrule
04-08-2015, 09:02 PM
Let me know what you need and I'll bring it along.

Darryl

Kamakiri
04-08-2015, 10:06 PM
One of each! Thanks a ton!! :)

tubesrule
04-08-2015, 10:56 PM
OK See ya there.

vts1134
04-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Ohhhh Knobs, I didn't think about that :scratch2:.

I need some of the common RCA knobs. I need three of the inner knobs that RCA used on it's dual controls. You know the ones that are rectangular with a round bump out in the middle. I had two on my RCA 730TV1 that my daughter decided to liberate and one other set that was missing one of them. I also need one of the "pinch" style knobs from RCA that they used in the late 30's.

bgadow
04-10-2015, 10:24 PM
As mentioned in another thread, friends of mine have a lot of 70s/80s video equipment (among other things), plus I have lots of items for sale/give away. If anyone can shuffle things from MD to OH, let me know. I'd love to get to another convention but it's hard to justify the drive right now.

Kamakiri
04-11-2015, 12:33 AM
Impromptu trip! Wife wants to get out of town for the weekend so she wants to get to Lancaster PA :) . I'll be meeting up with Dave tomorrow at some point and heading back out from Lancaster Sunday morning.

vts1134
04-11-2015, 08:42 AM
No auction pictures up yet though on the ETF site :sigh:

They are now :scratch2:.

http://www.earlytelevision.org/2015_convention_auction.html

bigaudioal
04-11-2015, 03:51 PM
FOR SALE and bringing to ETF:

I have the following items for sale. PM me and we'll strike a deal. I will then bring the item to ETF for hand off.

1948 Motorola set VK106M. (set complete except missing back, unrestored. Good testing 10BP4). See below photos. Will be in Silent Auction at ETF.

1951 Philco set 51-T1601 (set recapped and NOW working fine. Fixed vertical issue. See later post in this thread for pics and video) ($100 - see below for photos). SOLD

bigaudioal
04-11-2015, 03:55 PM
Crosley F-17TOLH NO LONGER AVAILABLE

bigaudioal
04-11-2015, 03:59 PM
1948 Motorola set VK106M

bigaudioal
04-11-2015, 04:00 PM
1948 Motorola set VK106M (cont.)

bigaudioal
04-11-2015, 04:07 PM
Philco 51-T1601 SOLD

bigaudioal
04-11-2015, 04:08 PM
Philco 51-T1601 (cont.) SOLD

rca2000
04-11-2015, 05:36 PM
Anyone need a 17DQP4 tube ?--got one that i beleive is NIB. Will bring to convention if anyone is interested. Will check on 70 before bringing.

rca2000
04-11-2015, 05:44 PM
Also think I have a bezel from a porthole, 16" set. WIll bring if any interest.

And then there is that CTC-4 set with a tube that has gone to AIR_-but chassis is complete, (seleniums have been removed and silicons in their place) cabinet not too bad. Some knobs missing and back cover missing.

Any interest?

Kamakiri
04-11-2015, 06:48 PM
And then there is that CTC-4 set with a tube that has gone to AIR_-but chassis is complete, (seleniums have been removed and silicons in their place) cabinet not too bad. Some knobs missing and back cover missing.

Any interest?

Why as a matter of fact, yes :D

Shoot me a PM with a price :)

Electronic M
04-11-2015, 10:28 PM
Why as a matter of fact, yes :D

Shoot me a PM with a price :)

A CTC-4 would definitely be more worthy of that NOS 21AXP22 than a CTC-5 IMHO.

Kamakiri
04-12-2015, 05:11 AM
That 5 I have is so untouched that I almost don't want to touch it! Recently took an offer I couldn't resist that came out of the blue on my RCA CTC-68 twins, so space I have.....I'll decide later which one would get the tube. Or maybe I'll just find another. I do know where there is a NOS CYP ;)

BigDavesTV
04-12-2015, 10:40 PM
I wish I had a good, or n.o.s. 21CYP! :-)

Kamakiri
04-13-2015, 02:31 PM
They're around. Through talking to a TV buddy I know someone else that has one sitting in their laundry room. Talking them out of them? Well, that's the hard part....

bigaudioal
04-14-2015, 12:58 AM
SOLD Update!! The Philco 51-T1601 is fixed. Found a wire from the vertical osc block transformer that was soldered to the wrong terminal strip lug. Damn human error!!!! See pic and video link below. For Sale!!! Make me an offer and I will bring it to ETF convention in a few weeks to hand it off. PM me if interested in this set or anything else on my list earlier in this post.

Thx!!!

http://youtu.be/sfkBBd3qiGs

bigaudioal
04-14-2015, 01:00 AM
SOLD One more photo.

Kamakiri
04-14-2015, 08:21 AM
17 more days! :)

vts1134
04-14-2015, 10:02 AM
17 more days! :)

:banana:

Kamakiri
04-14-2015, 11:32 AM
:banana:

Hey John, do you still want old caps for restuffing? I've got a box of a couple hundred that I've saved for you if you want em.....

Kamakiri
04-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Another thing :)

One of my TV buddies in PA needs the top center panel for an RCA 8T241 if anyone has one.....

Electronic M
04-14-2015, 03:35 PM
I have one, but I want to see if the CRT is good (in which case I'd do a resto) before I think of parting it.

I got it cheap though so money could sway me...

vts1134
04-14-2015, 03:57 PM
Hey John, do you still want old caps for restuffing? I've got a box of a couple hundred that I've saved for you if you want em.....

A couple hundred should hold me over for a couple lifetimes.

Kamakiri
04-14-2015, 04:01 PM
I have one, but I want to see if the CRT is good (in which case I'd do a resto) before I think of parting it.

I got it cheap though so money could sway me...

It's not for me, but it's for someone that's done me a few very good turns. Gotta help out our TV brethren, y'know? :)

Shoot me a PM and name your price :).

Kamakiri
04-15-2015, 08:25 AM
Have another picture tube if anyone needs. RCA Silverama 21YP4B, excellent emissions. $25....by PayPal in advance just because I don't wanna end up carrying the sucker home ;)

rodmonster
04-16-2015, 02:55 PM
I will also be at the ETF this year.
Currently interested in things from the 70s and 80s.. including VCR and Betamax...
Preferably working if possible.
Anyone looking to sell, trade, or give away - let me know.

captainmoody
04-17-2015, 10:27 AM
Is there anyone going from the Detroit area to the convention, that might have room for a set?

Oops! Never mind.. The buyer backed out..

zenithfan1
04-18-2015, 09:59 PM
Is anyone bringing any portable tube color sets? Like late 60s Panasonic's or Zenith or anything similar?

zenithfan1
04-19-2015, 01:58 AM
Also, would anyone be interested in a sansui 1000a unrestored but in decent shape? Also have a 69 Pioneer that looks mint with original paperwork but right channel is out. Just seeing if there's any interest if not I wont dig em out.

Electronic M
04-19-2015, 01:35 PM
I won't be at the ETF, but if the price is right on that Sansui, or you want to trade for sutf I don't mind letting go we could make a deal.

Kamakiri
04-19-2015, 07:39 PM
I'd be interested in buying a 7" Admiral with a wood case if anyone has one.

C'mon guys, offer some stuff up on here....I've got a bunch of cash that I'm afraid will go unspent :D

Kamakiri
04-20-2015, 10:49 AM
The auction page has been updated. There is now a WORKING RESTORED CT-100 up for auction!!!

A couple more things in the Ed Reitan auction too, there's now a model 5 color set going to be available.

vts1134
04-20-2015, 03:59 PM
The auction page has been updated. There is now a WORKING RESTORED CT-100 up for auction!!!


I think that's a mistake. I believe the chassis is restored, but the CRT is full of air.

Kamakiri
04-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Seems to have been corrected now....

Dave A
04-20-2015, 08:11 PM
That is my CT-100. Listing corrected to restored chassis...by two of us...and the bulb is bad. It needs a better home. Auction item. And I will include a RCA matchbook from the dealer I got it from. The set was never sold and was a demo in his shop for 50 years in SE PA in a tiny town when I got it. Just as dead then as now. The shop had seen a flood or two and I had to refinish a front piece on the bottom.

I will edit/add to this post with others I am bringing to auction as they fit in the van. An unsold RCA BW 21" blonde metal table top for starters. A Zenith 25" color. A few 40's/50's 10" and some 70's/80's BW little SS portables to come.

rodmonster
04-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Hey folks I am looking to pick up a couple of suitcase / lunchbox radios too. Older models that open for maintenance from the back. Rounded edges.
Preferably working or at least easily restorable.
Ones that look like these in shape and age.

I will be at ETF if anyone has some they need to let go.

Kamakiri
04-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Getting close! :banana:

I'll be getting in on Thursday afternoon (coming from Buffalo), along with BigAudioAl, rodmonster, (coming in from DC/VA) and philtar0079 (coming in from Western NY near the PA border). We plan on just hanging out at the hotel and in town till Friday. We're staying at the Courtyard Marriott in Dublin. Is anyone else getting in early and want to hang out, visit, maybe have a couple drinks or coffee?

Also, things have changed up with the Ed Reitan auction:

TV sets, cameras and other items from Ed Reitan's collection will be auctioned beginning at the 2015 Convention. Each item will have a reserve price (announced at the Convention). They will be in our silent auction, with bids accepted from 8:30 AM until about 6 PM on Saturday, May 2. If the reserve is met, the item will be sold.

If the item does not sell in the Convention silent auction, it will be put in an online auction on this site. The auction will last for about 30 days. Exact closing dates and times will be announced when the online auction begins.

bigaudioal
04-22-2015, 11:51 AM
I am interested in 1940s/1950s 7 inch and 10 inch sets. Preferable with good CRTs, but will consider nice condition sets with bad CRTs too. Bring em if you got em! :thmbsp:

If I bring home any more consoles I will not be married much longer. :no:

vts1134
04-22-2015, 11:54 AM
If I bring home any more consoles I will not be married much longer. :no:

But consoles are so nice! You just have to always adopt 1 in 1 out when you reach capacity.

rld-tv01
04-22-2015, 12:36 PM
You need consoles to stack tabletops on. Most wood tables are higher priced then the 1940/150 tv consoles.

Kamakiri
04-22-2015, 01:08 PM
In my case, I currently have 11 consoles and only 4 tabletops, and one of those tabletops is sitting on its own TV table.

I seem to be having the opposite issue :D

Electronic M
04-22-2015, 02:26 PM
In my case, I currently have 11 consoles and only 4 tabletops, and one of those tabletops is sitting on its own TV table.

I seem to be having the opposite issue :D

Can always start stacking consoles for some console on console action. :D

I know first hand that a literal wall of consoles is an impressive site to behold.

Kamakiri
04-22-2015, 02:42 PM
All of mine are monsters. And I have two cats that would love to think that they were some kind of jungle gym :pistols:

Electronic M
04-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Put the littler monsters on the bigger ones, and get one of those handheld motorized pet nail files to round off/smooth their claws so they can't climb.

Our Ginger kitty used to climb the curtains in the house I grew up in, and hide in the top on the wall mount, but as she got bigger than kitten size that started to bend and damage the whole shebang, and eventually to keep it from becoming dangerous the claws were continually kept dulled.

vts1134
04-22-2015, 03:52 PM
All of mine are monsters. And I have two cats that would love to think that they were some kind of jungle gym :pistols:

That's because they are some kind of jungle gym :pawprint:.

rca2000
04-22-2015, 05:54 PM
the term "jungle gym" has a MUCH different meaning in these parts....but it is spelled "jungle JIM"S"..

WISCOJIM
04-22-2015, 09:28 PM
the term "jungle gym" has a MUCH different meaning in these parts....but it is spelled "jungle JIM"S"..

http://www.junglejims.com/

etype2
04-23-2015, 06:53 AM
Will there be live streaming of the event as in previous years? Won't be able to attend.

zenithfan1
04-23-2015, 08:04 AM
Will there be live streaming of the event as in previous years? Won't be able to attend.

Yep :)

Kamakiri
04-24-2015, 06:55 AM
One week from today! :banana:

BigDavesTV
04-24-2015, 10:14 AM
Let's all hope the weather is warmer and drier by next weekend! :-) It'll be a good, fun time, regardless!
Looking forward to next weekend. I plan to arrive on Friday afternoon, to be at the Social hour.

vts1134
04-24-2015, 11:24 AM
I just looked at the 10 day forecast this morning and for what it's worth it looks pretty nice :tresbon:.

bigaudioal
04-24-2015, 03:25 PM
But consoles are so nice! You just have to always adopt 1 in 1 out when you reach capacity.

Well, I just got one more console that I am picking up at ETF. Too nice to pass up!!! Thanks Kamakiri.

bigaudioal
04-24-2015, 03:27 PM
If anyone has an original SAMS set 496, folder 2, I would be interested in it at ETF. That will give you a clue as to which console I just got. :banana:

Kamakiri
04-24-2015, 03:37 PM
Yeah, I no sooner get the sucker home and Al weasels me out of it ;)

bigaudioal
04-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Weasels?!?!? Yeah, ok, weasels. HA!

Since selling my daily driver Admiral console knew I needed to fill that void. This will do nicely!

old_tv_nut
04-25-2015, 10:01 PM
NAME BADGE!

ETF uses those paper sticky name badges that curl up and fall off your shirt.

If you've got a plastic badge holder, bring it to stick your convention badge to - and consider printing your videokarma name on it too.

Kamakiri
04-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Anyone happen to have a spare ballast tube for a Motorola 7"? Also in need of a 1T4, a really nice 85 year old guy needs one for his radio :)

BigDavesTV
04-27-2015, 12:37 PM
Some items I plan to bring to ETF Meet, for sale! Looking forward to next Friday & the weekend! There's a '68 Zenith, '73 Admiral, '71 Sears, all are tube-type sets.
Dave.:banana:

BigDavesTV
04-27-2015, 12:41 PM
And yet another...Zenith 15" B/W, working.

Dave.

zenithfan1
04-27-2015, 06:31 PM
How much for the sears? Id like to have it.

Sandy G
04-27-2015, 06:35 PM
PLEASE, some of you guys who are going, I'd be VERY much obliged & indebted forever to you if you'd keep an Eagle Eye out for a 7DP4 for my RCA 621...

Username1
04-28-2015, 07:25 PM
http://videokarma.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=186615&d=1429904254

This is a nice tv ! !
What is the screen size.... ? Looks smaller than the two
sets sitting on either side of it......

.

Kamakiri
04-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Curious if anyone will be there anytime on Thursday afternoon or evening? A few of us that will be in early will be meeting up. Probably doing lunch on Friday too depending on how things go. My cell is (315)879-5518.....feel free to give me a ring or send me a text anytime Thursday or Friday. Think we might be going out for some famous chili or chili dogs or something? :burp:

Gregb
04-28-2015, 10:59 PM
I really wanted to make it down to the convention this year but just can't do it. I would be forever grateful if someone would be willing to watch for a couple of CRT's for me. I am in need of all or any one of the following in very good used or NOS condition.
21AP4, 21EQP4, and 21EAP4.
Thanks

Gregb

BigDavesTV
04-29-2015, 06:55 AM
An update, the '68 Zenith, and the '71 Sears sets are sold!

earlyfilm
04-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Think we might be going out for some famous chili or chili dogs or something? :burp:

Did someone mention SkyLine Chilli ?


http://www.skylinechili.com/locations.php?zip=43026

This alone is worth a trip to Ohio, :banana: and I need my fix before the convention . . . .

Jas.

Kamakiri
04-29-2015, 09:17 AM
That's it! That's the place :)

Note to self: buy a big bottle of Beano :eek:

Will you be going? I was running around in overload mode last year....just WAY too much to take in! This year I'm hoping to be a lot more relaxed :)

earlyfilm
04-29-2015, 01:00 PM
That's it! That's the place :)

Note to self: buy a big bottle of Beano :eek:

Will you be going? I was running around in overload mode last year....just WAY too much to take in! This year I'm hoping to be a lot more relaxed :)

Yup!
And just printed out my Videokarma Avatar to tape on to my badge, so I won't be in disguise this year. :nono:

With SkyLine you won't need the Beano . . . . and if you still think you might, you can order the four way without beans . . . .

Jas.

Kamakiri
04-29-2015, 01:08 PM
Yeah, well, I sleep in the basement on my recliner on the weekends for two reasons. The first is because I like to pass out watching Lockup reruns on my '57 Zenith 21" B/W.

The second reason is that we usually have pizza or tacos for dinner Saturday. Um....yeah.

I won't be wearing the uniform of a Starfleet officer or anything, but I'm easy to spot. Just look for the bald guy :)

Username1
04-29-2015, 03:54 PM
You guys have fun ! !

I'm savin up for a squirrel suit......

Then I'll make a trip out there.....

.

old_tv_nut
04-29-2015, 09:00 PM
I'll be driving in Friday- so enjoy your Thursday shenanigans and I'll see if you survived.

rld-tv01
04-29-2015, 10:25 PM
I'm already at the airport but will be coming indirect Long Beach to JFK to Washington Dulles. I'm staying in Maryland tomorrow night and will be at ETF Friday.

kramden66
04-30-2015, 09:30 AM
lot #47 zenith or as it says on the site zeniuth - thats the tv i watched until it was replaced by a zenith hybrid color set but it was still used until 84/85 when the fly went south.
mike

DavGoodlin
04-30-2015, 02:11 PM
If see a 19” 1963 Motorola TS584 BW metal set, or even just cabinet parts, I’m very interested.
Mine is missing the UHF knobset and three C-B-V smooth chromed knobs below speaker and the whole silver plastic front is busted at a corner.
It was picked up by the handle, which let go and dropped 5 feet onto the road, but the battle-axe still works.
Safe trip to ETF, go easy on the chili, diversify for health 

I need a yellow minion suit with a big batwing on it before I show up there

Kamakiri
04-30-2015, 10:12 PM
Well, had a fun afternoon working hard at the Museum today. BigAudioAl, Rodmonster, and I met up with Dave S for a late dinner :)

Hopefully see more of you guys here tomorrow! :)

Sandy G
04-30-2015, 11:17 PM
Look, you guys have an EXTREMELY LARGE Time there ! I'd give almost anything to be there w/you..

rca2000
04-30-2015, 11:44 PM
I look about like I did last year but a bit SMALLER now. Probably 10 pounds smaller or so.

Same ol' beat-up red minivan...but it GETS ME THERE..and is PAID FOR too.

I will be there sometime tomorrow evening--hopefully by 7-8PM. Staying till Sunday afternoon this time around.

rca2000
05-02-2015, 12:38 AM
I BARELY made it up this time!!

PROBLEMS...PROBLEMS !!

I thought I would not make it in time for the auction. I SHOULD have been here about 8Pm tonight. That WAS the plan..but it did NOT work out that way ..

Tire problem..then WHEEL problem...

But I AM here.. Thank the LORD !!

I will bring my auction items in the morning.

Kamakiri
05-02-2015, 11:07 PM
Welp, I bought the CTC-7 Stanford ( http://www.earlytelevision.org/reitan_auction_21CD8775.html ), A Dumont Doghouse, an Admiral 19A11 chassis, the correct table for my 8TS30, a bubble magnifier, two other consoles, a GE 10" table model, bunches of tubes, and about 600 lb worth of broadcast gear including 3 IVC 500-A color broadcast cameras. Plus other stuff that's so buried in my car I couldn't even get to it.

Had a friend with a box truck there to grab my consoles. Having serious doubt that I can fit my suitcase in the car at this point :eek:

...and back towards home tomorrow evening. Was sure great hanging out with you guys :)

rca2000
05-02-2015, 11:27 PM
Nice seeing you again Tim !! And again THANK YOU..for finding a buyer for my 4 !!

vts1134
05-03-2015, 08:59 AM
Is anyone heading home through, or close to, Pittsburgh that has room for a 10" table top set? I had to leave abruptly in the middle of the night last night and left a set behind that I won in the auction. If anyone can help I would be very indebted. Just give me a call or text seven two four four nine three four two one one.

vts1134
05-03-2015, 10:19 AM
I can even meet someone at the New Stanton exit if they are headed east on 70/76/PA Turnpike.

Kamakiri
05-03-2015, 03:28 PM
I had no idea what was going on with the set after the auction or I'd have tried to make a connection for you. As it was they were rushing us out the door so they could lock up. We had to rush out consoles out into the parking lot so they could close the overhead door. Loaded like 6 consoles in the back of a box truck and by the time we got done, I ended up missing out on the ETF dinner :(

sampson159
05-03-2015, 07:52 PM
i live 15 minutes away and couldnt attend.damn!maybe next year

user181
05-04-2015, 04:27 PM
i live 15 minutes away and couldnt attend.damn!maybe next year


Same here. I'm in the Worthington area (but Hilliard is my hometown) -- where are you?

bigaudioal
05-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Man, that ETF museum was fantastic. Overwhelming number of sets in the museum. Color wheels working, CT-100 working, tons of pre-war sets - working and even a few mechanical sets working. Amazing stuff. Had a great time. Then add on top of that the auction, silent auction, swap meet and private sales - I could have come home with a dozen sets!!!! I was a good boy and only picked up three.

Private sale of a practically PERFECT 1959 Zenith
Nice little 7 inch Motorola that I won in the silent auction
Private sale of a Pilot TV-37.

Also scored a nice Admiral record player/AM radio tabletop model, few albums and a ton of tubes.

GREAT trip. Even liked helping out the museum gang set up on Thursday and Friday. Although I tried to avoid the heavy lifting with my back issues. Left that up to Kamakiri and Rodmonster. :D

BigDavesTV
05-06-2015, 11:14 AM
It was a great time, and it was fun visiting with everyone that I already know, and meeting my fellow VK'ers, Rodmonster and Bigaudioal, for the first time. I look forward to this meet every year, it's a must attend for me! I came home with a couple sets I'm thrilled about, a metal cabinet RCA CTC 10A from the Silent auction, and a Sharp color portable 15" from 1972, that has tubes in it, from the Flea Market!

Steve D.
05-06-2015, 12:19 PM
Tim K;

Posting this 1958 TV Guide ad for your recently acquired RCA "Sanford" CTC-7.
Notice both you and the ETF call it the "Stanford" model. Great consolette. I always admired it when visiting Ed Reitan's apt. in Westwood, Ca.
Great to finally meet you at the ETF convention this year. Very happy you were able to have the winning bid on the color set. I know you really wanted it for your collection.

-Steve Dichter

Kamakiri
05-06-2015, 01:59 PM
Sure did, and thanks for the correction on the name. I just called it that because that's what it was labeled.

Sanford, hm? Kinda fits me. Sanford, Fred G. :)

Electronic M
05-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Tim K;

Posting this 1958 TV Guide ad for your recently acquired RCA "Sanford" CTC-7.
Notice both you and the ETF call it the "Stanford" model. Great consolette. I always admired it when visiting Ed Reitan's apt. in Westwood, Ca.
Great to finally meet you at the ETF convention this year. You and your buddies were a great help thru out the weekend. Very happy you were able to have the winning bid on the color set. I know you really wanted it for your collection.

-Steve Dichter

The name mix up makes me think there should be a "you big dummy!" in there somewhere.

DavGoodlin
05-06-2015, 04:22 PM
The name mix up makes me think there should be a "you big dummy!" in there somewhere.....and it came from L.A. :D