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12-20-2015, 09:36 AM
Just joined. I am Mike, I worked in a TV repair shop in the late 60's to earn college money. Most of my career was with professional video equipment at Ampex. I'm retired now. 11 years ago when my Dad was alive he bought me a old TV to restore from a garage sale. 1949 Philco 49-1076 combo set. It sat for 10 years stored in the basement. I decided to see if I could get it going. This set was a challenge, someone decided in the 50's to replace the tuner, and I have NO documentation on that. I managed to rewire that, it was so poorly done, and now that works. It had some bad problems in sync and horizontal sections. That is what I've been up to. Hope to find another treasure to restore. I have many radios I've saved.

Hope to get involved and enjoy this hobby. Picture 1 is the first good video on the work bench, the 2nd in cabinet. --mike

12-20-2015, 10:46 AM
Happy to have you ! Nice looking set, I'm sure you'll have a good time here !


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12-23-2015, 06:12 AM
Welcome aboard enjoy your time on this site and keep in mind the early television convention in hilliard ohio at the early television. Museum on April 29 2016..Timothy

05-24-2016, 10:32 PM
Hi Mike, welcome. I also live in Colorado. Worked 10 years in a tv shop in Boulder.

05-25-2016, 03:38 PM
KWGN signed on in 1952 and was the first tv station here, so it must be rare to find such an early set, such as yours from the 40s. Looks good.

06-20-2016, 09:51 PM
Wow looks great

06-22-2016, 01:21 PM
Hi Mike, Good work on your Philco
Ampex? I guess you were probably in Colorado Springs
I also worked for Ampex, 4 years in Europe and then moved to RWC (with one year in Cupertino)
I will be restoring a BCC10, BCC2, VPR20 as part of my camera collection